I helped some friends move today, and we had lunch at Binh Du'o'ng, a Vietnamese restaurant in Bloomfield. The pho was pretty good, the staff was friendly, and a steady stream of Vietnamese customers made their way through the door while we were there. In the same little strip mall (called East/West) there's a nice Asian grocery and a really great looking Chinese/Filipino bakery called Myra's. I went into the bakery but didn't buy anything. They've got all kinds of pork and steam buns, mooncakes, ube, mocca rolls, filipino-style bread, lots of other things, all beautifully laid out in a spotless space. They have a sign advertising Lechon if you order ahead.
For all I know, these places are widely discussed on this board, but I don't read it regularly, and I couldn't find anything on them.
Also, just past the Dunkin' Donuts/PolUsa Club on St Georges Ave/27 in Linden, I spotted a soul food spot called Kan-d-yams or something like that.
61 1/2 Belleville Ave
Bloomfield NJ 07003
Open 7 days 10am - 10pm
(also called Stella's, on the Filipino products)
71 1/2 Belleville Ave