Fort Lee, Restaurants

Korean Cajun at JD’s Boiling Pot – NJ

June 15, 2014 | Permalink | Comment

oysters @ jd's boiling pot

The first time I had Cajun-style seafood in a bag, it was at The Boiling Crab in LA two years ago. As I recall, it was a gloriously hot and messy affair, but alas, there wasn’t one in New York. Now, there’s two in Manhattan, and even one in Jersey called JD’s Boiling Pot. READ MORE »

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East Village, Restaurants

Lunch at Parmys Persian Fusion – NYC

June 1, 2014 | Permalink | 1 Comment

tahdig @ parmys

Prior to Shahs of Sunset, I didn’t know much about Persian food, but if the show or a recent lunch at Parmys Persian Fusion is any indication, I approve! READ MORE »

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Chinatown, Small Shops

Dry Noodles with Pork at Lam Zhou – NYC

May 10, 2014 | Permalink | 1 Comment

dry noodles w/ pork @ lam zhou

Xi’an Famous Foods in the East Village is currently closed for renovations, which means I need to go elsewhere for my Chinese jajangmyun needs. Well, still relatively close, and even tastier (albeit dive-er) is Lam Zhou Handmade Noodles. READ MORE »

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Columbia Waterfront District, Restaurants

Tastemakers Dinner at Pok Pok NY – NYC

April 27, 2014 | Permalink | 1 Comment

steamed bass @ pok pok ny

Recently, I attended a Tastemakers dinner at Pok Pok NY sponsored by Pepcid and Eater, and hosted by Ted Allen from Chopped. (Whoa, that’s a lot of links.) Why Pepcid and Thai food, I still don’t get (Thai food doesn’t gives me heartburn), but I did appreciate an invite to Pok Pok NY which I’ve never been to because it’s notoriously known to take forever to get a table (no reservations, you just have to wait). READ MORE »

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Palisades Park, Restaurants

Better Korean Noods – NJ

April 15, 2014 | Permalink | Comment

chicken kalguksu @ tosokchon kalguksu

So during a recent lunch with my mom, as per usual, the conversation moved onto food, and she told me Hand Made Noodle House, my brother’s family’s favorite kalguksu (Korean knife-cut noodle soup) restaurant in New Jersey closed. According to the owner, the restaurant couldn’t make money selling $10 bowls of noodles so they revamped into a Korean restaurant specializing in chungukjang (청국장, extra fermented soybean stew) and Korean barbecue. I’m sure this was sad news to my brother’s family, but me, I was fine. Better noodles were always a few blocks away. READ MORE »

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