So...if we are talking Bergen County, the Northern NJ area (Passaic County, etc.) -- what are some of your favorite Chinese restaurants?
I know that many people look at "authentic" as being a major benchmark. Sure, if that's what you are looking for, that's fine. I also think the more "typical" American'ized version of the Chinese restaurant can be good too. Perhaps that's what you are looking for -- fresh/quality ingredients, good taste, flavor, good implementation and your basic sesame chicken can be very good. LOL.
So where are your favorites? I've heard a lot about Chengdu 46 (Clifton). Years ago I had heard this was one of the top places in Northern NJ (not sure if it was this location, or I am confusing it with another place, similar name, etc.). I've also heard a lot about the other Chengdu's -- Chengdu 1 (Cedar Grove) and Chengdu 23 (Wayne). Any thoughts and/or comments?
I remember enjoying Hunan Taste (Denville, I think) years ago, but I haven't been there in quite some time. What about Chef Jon's (Parsippany)? While it's not "gourmet" nor do I view it as a typical chain -- I've always enjoyed the food and experience at PF Chang's (Hackensack). Between the atmosphere, service, quality, taste/flavor and implementation -- I liked it. Very good alternative/option for me. My first time at PFC was many years ago in FL, and I when I got back from my trip the closest one was in Westchester, so I went one night.
Silver Pond in Fort Lee is well liked, very good, etc. I recently went to China Paradise in Wayne. It was very good. They have been around a long time -- 30 plus years. Nice atmosphere, bar area, dining room. The food was very good -- quality, taste, flavor, and everything was well prepared and executed. I would go back there again, and I will.
Others? Thank you in advance.