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We had some awesome pasta and pizza at this wonderful takeout/restaurant called Franco’s Metro. All the food is made to order, especially the personal brick oven pizzas. We liked Franco’s Metro so much that we had it two weekends in a row. The 1st weekend we ordered the Margherita Pizza with the Spaghetti with Matrigiana sauce. The Matrigiana sauce was a basic tomato based sauce infused with onions. The 2nd weekend we ordered the Spinach Ricotta Pizza with the Pesto Linguine.

The pizza was incredibly good the crust bordering on crispy and chewy. The pasta was also good with the pesto being a little better than the tomato based sauce in my opinion. The meatballs were bready and very soft. This place is highly recommended.

1475 Bergen Blvd.
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201-461-6651

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Cinco De Mayo part 2. The first time I went with my friend we had some seafood paella, which was mighty tasty. This time I went with Cindy. We ordered some standard Mexican food which was the Arroz con Pollo and the Chicken Enchiladas. Arroz con Pollo literally translates into chicken with rice. It is basically a Mexican version of chicken fried rice with bits of chorizo. I cannot get enough of this dish which was originally recommended by my friend. Cindy got the chicken enchiladas with a side of refried beans and rice. Both dishes were delicious and highly recommended.

2428 Lemoine Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201-947-4780

Cindy and I went to MukEunJi which is a Korean restaurant on Broad Avenue at Palisades Park, NJ. I have eaten there before with my parents and thought it was one of the better Korean food places among the multitudes of other Korean restaurants. We ordered the Dakdoritang which is a spicy chicken soup with potatoes, kimchi, and other various vegetables. The broth was very thick and was very enriching and fulfilling. The chicken was also cooked to perfection.

As complimentary side dishes my favorite was the mussels in broth and the ddukboki. Ddukboki is a spicy rice cake dish with fish cake cooked in a pepper paste sauce. The prices were good and so was the food.

127 Broad Street
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
201-363-0600

Don’t let the name fool you. This is a Korean Chinese Fusion restaurant. They use a lot of Chinese base ingredients and mix it up with Korean spices to fit the taste buds of native Koreans. Eating at places like this brings up a lot of childhood memories. Although I did eat jjajjangmyun (noodles in black bean sauce), I did not take a picture.

The main dish I had was the jumbo shrimp ggangpoongi. The jumbo shrimp is fried and breaded with numerous amount of spices which I cannot name. It was extremely tasty and also had a soft but crunchy texture. I know I am contradicting myself but you would have to taste it to really know what I am saying.

270 Broad Ave
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
201-592-8993

So Moon Nan Jip literally means “the house everyone is taking about” or “the most popular house” in Korean. I just hoped that the restaurant lived up to its name.

I ordered the dolsot bibimbop which came in a stone pot which makes the rice on the bottom extra crunchy which I always like. My girl ordered the Yookgyejang which is a spicy beef stew. Both tasted how it should taste and also came with a assortment of side dishes. All in all, I was not disappointed. They are known for their Korean BBQ but did not have a chance to order it. Maybe next time?

238 Broad Ave.
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
201-944-3998

Had this again at Paris Baguette. Portions are so much bigger but quantity does not equal quality, especially in this case. I did not find this very flavorful and had way too much shaved ice on the bottom. I also did not like how they added milk to the bowl, it made the dessert very soupy. The baked goods looked very good though but did not have a chance to try them.

1635 Lemoine Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201-346-0404

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