shanghai bun & sushi in the micro mall at the corner of 516 & 34 in matawan (a few store fronts away from dunken doughnuts) has 2 mini-menus. the one that has dim sum on the top as a heading is the one to check first. the noodle soups are made with a thick, tasty, home-make style of noodle. the "spicy slow-roasted beef noodle soup" is pretty good but can sell out by early evening.
the "shredded pork & szechuan radish noodle soup" is a good as any soup that can be found in any of nyc's or philly's c-towns.
a non-soup noodle dish is the "noodles w. shredded cucumber, ground pork cooked w. bean paste sauce" is similar to what is alleged to have been marco polo's favorite dish. it is similar to spaghetti with meat sauce.
note: this place has no noticeable decorating scheme and only 6 tables, which almost match but not quite. on a weekend evening, it is very crowded, with kids sometimes sitting on adults' laps due to lack of seating. normally, not much american english can be heard in the dining area, but ordering in american english is not a problem.
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