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Old Soo Chow/SooChow on Rt 46 in Lodi, NJ

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Old Soo Chow/SooChow on Rt 46 in Lodi, NJ

Autumnmist | Aug 15, 2005 02:05 PM

My family and I went to Old SooChow (under the previous owners, it used to be called... I don't know the name in English but phonetic approximation: see-ewe so jow) for breakfast the other weekend (my parents are Chinese; kids are American-born) and it was quite good.

Don't go here looking for your typical dim sum breakfast/lunch. Old Soo Chow serves Northern Chinese-style breakfasts (and does so quite well according to my parents). That means warm soy milk soup that you can dip their fried bread in, mix in spicy-sour stuff, or just drink plain. Their turnip cakes were superb (fresh baked on premises--a rarity nowadays!) and the juicy/soup dumplings (see-ewe long bow) were as good as with the previous owners. The sticky rice (this style is white sticky rice rolled around fried bread, roast pork bits, pickles and other yummy stuff) was also fresh and tasty.

We're really hoping the new managers stick around--thus far they haven't been cutting corners (once they do, you can be sure my parents will complain and find a new real Chinese restaurant to dine at) and their food is being prepared fresh.

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