When the original location of China Bowl (in the same strip mall of Paris Baguette and Picnic Garden) closed down, everyone in the area was outraged. There was no where else to go for cheap, authentic Chinese food! I’ve known and eaten at China Bowl for almost 20 years so I managed to squeeze one last visit in before it was closed down.
When rumors that China Bowl was going to be reopened at a newly renovated location right down the street, I’m sure I wasn’t the only person overjoyed. It finally reopened yet I wasn’t there to enjoy it. Since my mom and my brother hadn’t been to the new location yet either, we decided to head over for breakfast. Just as we started ordering, my friend decided to join us.
China Bowl now serves dim sum! ^_^
Clockwise left to right:
Sticky Rice which was a bit on the greasy side, but chock full of filling.
Garlic Chive Dumplings which is one of my mom’s favorites, but was also greasy.
Rice Wrapped Chinese “Doughnut” which is one of my favorites. I need to learn how to make this myself one day!
Continuing with the right three dishes, clockwise left to right:
Shrimp Dumplings which had a corn starchy filling and a thickish skin. I’ve definitely had better.
Rice Wrapped Shrimp which was surprisingly good.
Beef Tripe which is my brother’s favorite. This had just the right amount of spicy kick to it, but was bearable.
Yum! Egg Custard Tarts! With the flaky crust! I could have easily eaten all of these myself.
Toward the very end, even though the Egg Custard Tarts were for dessert, I ordered some Turnip Cakes (left) and Spring Rolls (right). Both were delicious!
There aren’t many good dim sum places in Jersey so I would recommend you try China Bowl out. They also serve lunch and dinner dishes as well and I can’t wait to go back!