Eating my way around Edison
I'm going to be in Edison tomorrow for a conference at the convention center. After I'm done I'm going to visit a couple of places and bring some yummy stuff home.
Here is where I might go. Got any suggestions for things to order and bring home?
Shanghai Noodle House on Old Post Rd.
(Also if you think of any "oh wait, you are going to be right there, you should stop here and get some ____________" please let me know.)
I ended up visiting a bunch of places until I was exhausted and had to stop. First stop was Shanghai Noodle House where I got soup dumplings and Noodles with hot peanut sauce. From there I went across the street to Kam Man. I got a Banh Mi sandwich from the one counter and some Mapo Tofu and Roast Pork from the other counter. After that I went to La Bonbonnierre and picked up a red velvet cupcake, a brownie, a mini lemon blueberry bundt cake and small canoli. I went to Noodlicious and got Noodle with Shredded pork and preserved Mustard greens. I stopped at H Mart but didn't buy anything at their counters. I did pick up a couple of things from the store itself though. My last stop was King's Village where I bought a bunch of dumplings, the Beijing Pie and the lamb sticks. I was thinking of stopping at Delhi Garden, but by this point I was exhausted, it was getting late and I still had a 40 minute ride home.
The junior foodies and I are planning to do it as a day trip where we eat a dish or two at a bunch of stops. Yum!
My Edison geography is rusty, but I'll submit that I will cross into Middlesex County to get Tastee sube, Dragon Pheonix Chinese dishes, and Dim Sum at Wonder Seafood in Edison. Also, I agree with Brian about Baguette Delight.
I would like to try Sigiri, but have to let the NY Times review speak for me: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/nyregion/a-review-of-sigiri-sri-lankan-cuisine-in-edison.html?ref=dining&_r=0
Slightly outside Edison, there is White Rose in Highland Park which is my Mecca on that side of the Driscoll, as well as Krakowiak in South River (also from the Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/nyr... )
If you like carrot cake or black and white cookies La Bonbonnierre has really good versions of both. The carrot cake is served as a square. I also like their big chocolate chip cookies on the left side of the store but they have to be soft. I always ask first. They have nice little hints of spice.
2062 Lincoln Hwy, Edison, NJ 08817
If you finish before six thirty or so, don't miss the takeout counter at Kam Man, you should be able to find King's Village breads there too. A bahn mi sandwich from Baguette Delight would be a good choice too. Whatever you do, don't miss H-Mart which puts out a big takeout spread on Saturdays.
I am very hesitant about takeout noodles from those restaurants; I fear that they'll loose their goodness somewhere along the way.
Sadly, Oak Tree Road and the Indian side of town are miles away. If you choose to grab something from ...say... the Desi Galaxy, you'd loose a solid hour in driving, parking, and waiting.
And finally, there are a couple of Mexican and Peruvian places down on Woodbridge Ave not far from the convention center, they may be worth a try.