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Shanghai Bun

Seal | | Jan 15, 2006 03:57 PM


After reading this board I decided to take my family out for Dim Sum today. We have eaten at and enjoyed both the regular menu and the Dim Sum at West Lake which is also on Rt 34 and only one or two plazas over from Shanghai Bun, but we like to try new places.

We ordered way too much food, like we always do so we can take some home for later. We had the spicy beef soup and spicy beef dumplings, shrimp shu mai, shanghai fried rice, noodles with hot peanut sauce, soup dumplings, and steamed pork buns.

It was easy to tell that the food was made using fresh, quality ingredients. Also, most everything was good tasting. But honestly, nothing, not even the spicy beef soup, was wonderful.

Perhaps I was expecting too much, but I left confused as to why the obviously superior West Lake was ignored on the board here and Shanghai Bun is lauded.

I live in Freehold and enjoy eating a lot. If I had more time I would post here often as I feel we have many good places to eat locally (try the new mexican place on W Front St in Red Bank btw), but I work two jobs and time is scarce.

Well, off to my job teaching poker online. If any of you are players as well as gourmands, you can find me at