Shrimp lo mein, left, and shrimp in garlic sauce at House of Chong. Edward Chong, below. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
The restaurant, located in the Union Square Mall, has been serving Cantonese and Szechuan-style Chinese delicacies since 1976, owner Edward Chong tells us. His parents first opened House of Chong in Brick in 1969, and though that restaurant is now closed, the Middletown eatery remains a family affair — and something of throwback.