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Noodles Many Ways: Shan Shan Noodles in Parsippany

Shan Shan Lu, originally from northwest China, opened Shan Shan Noodles in Parsippany in 2014. Asian noodles in all forms, with all sorts of accompaniments, are its specialty.

A bowl of spicy wontons.
A bowl of spicy wontons.
Photo by Shelby Vittek

Shan Shan Noodles
Parsippany
333 Route 46
973-287-7399

Open: Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun

Price: $ BYO

Style: Small yet busy Chinese restaurant located in a strip mall next to an Asian market. The newly redecorated dining room features seating for up to 50 people, a mural of noodle making, and a window with a view into the kitchen so you can watch noodles being made by hand.

The Scoop: Owner Shan Shan Lu and her family are originally from Xinjiang in northwest China. She opened Shan Shan Noodles in October 2014.

The Menu: Start with a bowl of spicy wontons (pictured) or a plate of scallion pancakes or pork buns. Noodle dishes are the main event, with a number of options. Sautéed noodles can be ordered with vegetable, beef, chicken, seafood or pork (all under $10). Standout soups include lamb noodle stew, noodles with spicy minced pork, and beef tendon soup with knife-cut noodles. Opt for the hand-pulled noodles with sesame sauce if you’re averse to spicy food. The Chinese burger, a crispy bun filled with shredded, slow-cooked pork, is a house specialty. Dishes like kung pao chicken and dry-fried string beans are also worth ordering.

Heads Up: Having trouble managing the long tangles of noodles? The staff will gladly supply scissors to make them easier to eat. Pay with cash and get 10% off your bill.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Chinese
  • Price Range:
    Inexpensive
  • Ambience:
    Small yet busy Chinese restaurant located in a strip mall next to an Asian market.

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