Edison Noodle House...Edison, New Jersey
Thanks to a heads up from Brian Yarvin, on the thread about the former Noodlicious....I was in the New Brunswick area this evening and gave this place a visit....and I'm very happy I did.
It's a small place run by a Taiwanese family. The menu consists of:
* Small Cold Dishes....$1.25-5.99
* Dim Sum/Dumplings ....$2.75-6.95
* Sauteed Noodle/Rice Noodle....$7.50
* Soup Noodle/Vermicelli ....$6.00-8.45
* Fried Rice....$6.00-8.99
There are about a dozen small two top tables that can slid around to maybe seat 8 in a row, or any combination of 2,4 or 6.... and a small counter that has 4 seats. The place was full at 8PM this Sunday evening and they were also doing a brisk take-out business while i was there. Not bad for being open only 5 days without any advertising and strictly by word of mouth.
I had the:
Braised Beef Soup Noodles @ $8.45
Pork Steamed Buns @ $5.95
Fried Dumplings @ $5.95
While the Steamed Pork Buns were very tasty, they were not very juicy, but I enjoyed them nevertheless. The Beef Noodle Soup Bowl had very tender Braised Beef Shin Meat(?) and very flavorful Beef Broth. The Pan Fried Dumpling were excellent. Those of you who are looking for the thinnest and most delicate skins may be disappointed, but I was not.. The last picture tells you how I feel about the food and the place...The only thing I left was the bottom of the bowl.
I enjoyed this place more than anyplace I've been to in Flushing with similar fare.
Edison Noodle House
1857 Route 27
Edison, NJ 08817
Monday-Sunday....11:00AM - 9:00PM
Thank you thank you thank you! The write up was really mouth watering, and the pictures well.. there are no words! I can't wait to go. Geez... it is almost midnight and now I am starving! Thanks a lot!
For a while there, I thought it was the other Edison Noodle House taking over. (the Korean one). Looks good, though! Will have to give them a try when in the area .
I should have noted that the Steamed Pork or Crab Dumplings are NOT intended to be Soup Dumpling or Xiao Long Bao....thus, not juicy.
My wife and I made to Edison Noodle House for dinner tonight. While we had food that was better than 99% of the Chinese restaurants in America, we expected even more. Noodlicious was one of the best Taiwan restaurants I'd ever eaten in and the new tenants didn't reach this level.
Could it be that when a great restaurant closes, it places a curse on anything that opens in the same space in the future?
Afterwards, we went over to Paris Baguette for some shaved ice and saw that a branch of Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot had opened next door. On a Tuesday night at 8:30, there was a ninety minute wait. In Edison, there's always something else to try.
Yes, Edison makes us tough!
I don't like dwelling on closed restaurants but the quality of the broth, getting the salt level right and having warm and helpful service all made Noodlicious unique.
I wouldn't be surprised if the sisters opened a similar restaurant with far higher prices in a better neighborhood.