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Soup dumplings in north central nj

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johnlockedema Jan 28, 2010 07:20 PM

Any recommendations?

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    eleeper Jan 28, 2010 11:18 PM

    Shanghai Bun on Route 34 in Matawan.

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      foodismylife Jan 29, 2010 09:56 AM

      on the weekends they have them as well as the dim sum carts
      don't forget to try the congee
      wonderful on a cold day
      nice noodles veggies and live fish tank
      invite me and i will help you eat
      pay by cash and ask for a cash discount
      they will be happy to do so
      byob also

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        eleeper Jan 29, 2010 11:45 AM

        No, the dim sum, congee, and live fish tank is West Lake, just down the road from Shanghai Bun. Do they have soup dumplings as well?

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          foodismylife Jan 29, 2010 01:16 PM

          they are at Dim Sum Dynasty in Ridgewood is what I am saying

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            joonjoon Jan 29, 2010 01:53 PM

            Another vote for Shanghai bun. Yummers.

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              johnlockedema Jan 29, 2010 07:32 PM

              Thanks all for the wonderful replies!

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                nyebaby37 Feb 1, 2010 04:22 AM

                shanghai bun is DIRTY! sorry, nothing positive to contribute only because i dont know of another place but i do know i def did not like SH BUN, -- help was nasty too, and would never return there! Ive been going to chinatown for many, many years, seen all types of joints.

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                  joonjoon Feb 1, 2010 07:34 AM

                  SHBun has redone their interior and it's much nicer now. Same menu and same prices.

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                    eleeper Feb 1, 2010 08:11 AM

                    Well, actually, the prices have risen. For example, soup buns went from $5.25 to $5.45, and pan fried buns from $4.25 to $5.45. In fact, pretty much everything on their bun and soup menu has gone up. They've also added a few items.

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                    sockster May 6, 2010 09:12 AM

                    Gotta tell you...Shanghai Bun is NOT dirty...it is AUTHENTIC however....

          2. Curlz Jan 30, 2010 02:04 PM

            Chengdu 23 in the West Belt Mall on Rt 23, right behind Willowbrook Mall has terrific long bao!

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              kNOwTASTE Jan 31, 2010 11:01 AM

              Petite Soo Chow in Cliffside Park is without question the best in Jersey.

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                juman23 May 6, 2010 10:01 AM

                Grand Shanghai in Edison off Rte 1. Amazing for soup dumplings. And also get an order of the chive pancake. Incredible.

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