edison: shanghai noodle house (a.k.a. shanghai bun)
the grand opening of shanghai noodle house in edison at pep boys plaza (route 1 & old post road near the shell/711 - note: old post road crosses route 1 twice) has commenced.
this is really shanghai bun north. it is good to make a new name because the reason to go to the original shanghai bun in matawan is the homemade noodles, not the namesake soup dumplings (buns) which became a food fad ~15 years ago and is still a money-maker for restaurants that commerce them.
my original post:
Man there are so many good places to eat in Edison...I really wish I still lived there some times.
On the map I count five different chinese / malaysian / korean restaurants at that intersection. I'll have to check it out next time I drive through there.
What a coincidence. We just made a run up to Edison for Korean food at Keum Ho Jung, also in that strip of Old Post Rd. As we walked past the Shanghai Noodle House on our way to the market there, I grabbed a menu. On the ride home, I looked it over and told Mr. Bean that it looks like the Matawan Shanghai Bun menu. Then I saw the website name and before I even tried it I checked here.
I doubt we will ever make the trip to Edison to go to the noodle house as we are closer to Matawan. I guess it is wishful thinking that they would ever open a location further south.
By the way, dinner at Keum Ho Jung was delicious as always. Every time we go there we think about trying one of other places in the area but always end up back at Keum Ho Jung.
2313 US Highway 1 Ste 4, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Shanghai Bun Restaurant
952 State Route 34 Ste 6, Matawan, NJ 07747
Keum Ho Jung Restaurant
518 Old Post Rd Ste 12, Edison, NJ 08817
It's some combination of dumplings, pancake, chap chae, soup, galbi, noodles and so on. Good for 2 people when you want variety...
Edit: Found their menu online: it's called "Korean Full Course."
Korean Full Course
Keum Ho Jung Sik
Koream style lable dhote, sushi, bul go gi, sam sack jun, denjang or soon tofu jugale, man doo soup, jab che, oi so bae gi, seng sun gui, gal bi jim, kim gui, jut gal
Bulgoki Jung Sik
Korean style table dhote
Kalbi Jung Sik
Korean style table dhote
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.
On our last visit Mr. Bean had spicy octopus with rice, I had tripe and beef intestine stew with vegetables and the Sprout had bibimbap in the stone pot (and then we fight over the crusty rice).
We always enjoy their banchan, or small appetizers, especially the fish cakes, squid in hot sauce and whole grilled fish.
On previous occasions we've had oxtail soup; mixed seafood pancake; assorted seafood, vegetables, jellyfish and noodles in mustard sauce; and spicy lamb stew and vegetable casserole.
Needless to say, we are fairly adventurous eaters and not queasy. Sprout is fearless and will try anything once (tho she wasn't a fan of the intestine she was OK with the tripe).
We often end up at the Korean grocery store two doors down to bring home extra goodies.
I have no idea how authentic Keum Ho Jung is but if clientele is any indicator, Keum Ho Jung must be good, Every time we go it is crowded and we are the only non-Asians in the place.
I hope you enjoy your foray into Korean food.
Thanks for the suggestion. The yook-whe sounds good to me. When I mentioned your suggestion to Mr. Bean he made a face. Said he was not to keen on raw stuff. So the Sprout piped up that he eats sushi/sashimi all the time so why is beef any different. She is psyched to try it the next time we are in the area.
We try to coordinate our trips with our need to visit the various Asian markets in the area. Last time we hit the big three - the Korean one in the strip with Keum Ho Jung, the large one around the corner on Rt. 1 and the one on Rt. 18 in East Brunswick. We were on a mission to find the rice cakes/noodles that Shanghai Bun uses in a couple of their dishes.