I'm devastated. Went by the Hong Kong Market in South Plainfield today for some take-out soup from the Taiwanese soup lady in the food court, and discovered that the store closed down. A sign on the door directs all customers to go to its East Brunswick location.
I really loved this place. I've posted lots of times here about how unique the food court was, and talked about some of the really good food, such as soups, dumplings and congee, that was available. My wife used to shop there a lot for provisions, especially Thai hot sauce (they carried a very good brand) and Chinese products. Coming on the heels of Captain Fresh closing down, it's particularly upsetting.
In our neighborhood, the last Chinese market standing is now the AFC on Route 22. :-(