After eating a few more times at Noodle House in Edison, I thought I'd start a new thread. They've got their whole menu going and seem to be treading some new ground. They describe the food as "Farmer Style Hunan" and offer the sort of rustic Chinese food that will either delight or scare the pants off you.
"Braised Pork Mao Style" was one of the richest things I'd ever eaten in a Chinese restaurant. Pieces of pork belly and shiitake mushroom were cooked in a thick sauce. Delicious, but not for those watching their fat intake. "Chicken With Beer Hunan Style" was pieces of stewed hen with an interesting sauce. The bone and tough meat were perfect for those who like to pick at their dishes and off-putting to anybody else. I could easily imagine some homesick person from Hunan crying over either of these.
My wife wouldn't allow me to try "Bandit Pork Liver" or "White Chili With Pork Stomach," two of the many offal dishes, but did allow beef and tripe with chili sauce, a cold dish that's pretty common in this part of New Jersey.
Of course, the soup noodle dishes on the back of the menu are terrific - at least up to the standard set by Shanghai Noodle and Noodlicious (both only a few minutes away).
And the name and address?
556 Old Post Road, Edison, NJ, 08817