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John and I decided to have a cheese pizza pie delivered to his house in Palisades Park, New York. After I consumed a full slice, I asked John, “Is this the best Jersey has got to offer in terms of pizza?” His reply was, “Everyone says their pizza is great.”
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Well, I highly disagree! The crust was so hard and dry, it was unbearable to eat. I’m not much of a crust person but I would like to eat the whole darn thing if I’m hungry. I do not recommend unless you are in the area and desperate for anything that’s opened late at night.
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Well, at that point, I was glad I lived in New York City because that’s where you should go for an awesome slice of pizza. 🙂
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404 Broad Ave.
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
(201) 944-2158
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My friend Gloria wanted to try crepes at Crepe du Nord, a French-Scandinavian creperie and winebar, with a couple of her friends for her birthday. It was a very cozy and intimate place located in the financial district.

She picked out two things from the menu so that the two of us could share half of each: the vegetarian ratatouille (herbs, spinach, mushrooms, and eggplants), and the brie & fresh pear crepe. Her friends ordered the country herb chicken (ricotta cheese & ratatouille) and the crepes du nord (smoked salmon, scrambled egg, and dill cream).

Gloria and I got to try each other’s crepes and they were both quite delicious! My pear crepe was drizzled with warm honey. Gloria’s vegetarian ratatouille was very succulent and juicy. We were very full from it but if you are the type of person to eat a lot, you might want to order an extra crepe. Great place and highly recommended!

17 S William St.
(between Beaver St & Mill Ln)
Manhattan, NY 10004
(212) 422-9500

I met up with one of my sorority sisters and we both had lunch together at Kum Gang San restaurant located in K-town, Manhattan. The restaurant had two floors and it was very immense inside. The decor was also nice. How about the food? I think it was pretty average for Korean food…nothing special. It still filled me up though.

I ordered the gop dol bibimbop, which came in a hot stone pot. There was also another option on the menu if you want it served cold. My dish also came with a small bowl of miso soup. The bibimbop came with the usual marinated beef, sauteed vegetables with seaweed, and a nice egg on top. I thought it was kind of dull…the flavors just didn’t pop in my mouth. Unfortunately, it was quite disappointing. My sister ordered a dumpling soup. The banchan (small side dishes) were okay…I particularly liked the bean curd. Towards the end, we were given these small bowls of complimentary icy strawberry desserts.

Great place for lunch if you are in the area but definitely not a place worth trekking to unless you are meeting up with a friend. 🙂

49 W 32nd St
(between 5th Ave & Broadway)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 967-0909

My family and I decided to eat dinner at a Chinese restaurant called 86 Fu Kee Restaurant in Brooklyn. We arrived a little late- around 7pm and it was still crowded. It seems like a pretty popular place but we waited for only a couple of minutes before we were seated. There are also butchers in front of the restaurant chopping up roast pork, chicken, and other meats for customers.

It was a bit awkward having people who were waiting to be seated, stare at you while you eat. The restaurant was cramped but the food was good. The dishes were also authentic. My favorite dish would have to be the luscious bok choy. It was a very hearty and healthy dish. I also enjoyed the bean curd dish with the jumbo shrimp and scallops.

One dish I wasn’t too keen on was the fried chicken with the weird sweet and sour sauce (consisted of pineapples and assorted vegetables). It was dry and the sweet and sour sauce tasted like medicine. The portions were very generous. The lobster on the other hand, didn’t have as much meat as I expected. We ordered a lot of food and I was surprised on how quickly it came out.

Overall, I was very pleased with this restaurant. 🙂

2211 86th St
(between Bay Pky & Bay 31st St)
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 232-6083

While shopping around H Mart, a Korean grocery store, I decided to try some baked goods from Tous Les Jours, which was located inside the market. Tous Les Jours, which means “Everyday,” in French, is a French-Asian bakery and is also a chain bakery.

What I enjoyed most about Korean bakeries is that it’s not as greasy as some of the goods that you may find in Chinese bakeries. The quality is also very wholesome and delicious, but I thought it was a little expensive. John and I chose a strawberry pastry, a sweet cream corn doughnut, and a sandwich bun with blueberry cream cheese filling. These baked goods definitely make a great snack! I would love to go back for more.

112 Linwood Plaza
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 461-2870

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