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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

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After a day of drinking, my friend and I ventured for some Mexican food for breakfast. We entered into Cinco De Mayo way too early so we just sat at our tables thinking about all the Mexican food we were going to eat while we waited for the waitress to clock in.

We finally ordered and were treated to some beef quesadilla. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the appetizer was very good and also filled with a lot of cheese. Then came the paella which was loaded with various seafoods such as mussels, clams, tilapia, etc. Although the food was good the fish was over steamed which led to a fishier experience… which I did not want to get accustomed to.

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

One of my sorority sisters, Bonnie, whom I haven’t seen in a very long time, had lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Hoai Restaurant which is located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I ordered a bowl of pho. If you aren’t familiar with pho, it is a popular Vietnamese noodle soup, cooked with lots of spices and is usually garnished with bean sprouts, basil and other vegetables. The flavors weren’t that strong but it still tasted good with my beef brisket, which was cooked well done. Bonnie ordered a rice dish with beef.

What I love about living in New York City is that there are so many places that serve cheap, yet delicious food. Food here was descent and the portions were okay; even though I think I can definitely eat more than this! You get what you pay for.

8616 4th Ave.
(between 86th St & 87th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 745-1640

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

I had these rice cakes my mom bought from the Korean supermarket. Various rice cakes all made from different whole ingredients such as rice, different green herbs, pumpkin, pine nuts, black sesame seeds, brown rice, peanuts, etc. I can not really go into specifics here because I do not know myself. Bear with me and enjoy these pictures.

After a concert, Cindy was still hungry so we decided to eat at a Halal food cart (chicken and rice), located nearby bars on a random street in Williamsburg. It was my first time having it. The chicken was cooked and seasoned very well and so was the rice. We had white sauce poured all over the dish which added another bit of texture on the rice. I was extremely surprised at how good it tasted but it was a bit expensive for $7.

My mom and I ate at a very rustic styled Korean restaurant in Palisades Park, NJ. I ordered the Fish Egg & Kimchi bimbimbop which came in a sizzling stone pot. It was very delicious and the stone pot cooked the fish eggs almost immediately upon contact. The kimchi was a huge highlight of the dish which was fermented perfectly.

108 Broad Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
201-945-9114

My mom made me an awesome breakfast which consisted of Doenjang jjigae, chives and squash pancake, and a side of green tea rice.

The doenjang jjigae is a stew made from soybean paste with mushrooms, squash, leeks, and other various vegetables. It tastes very good and is soothing to eat. The chives and squash pancake is one of my favorites. I just dipped it in soy sauce and ate it with my rice. The green tea rice was the wow factor for me. It was the first time I ever had something like this.  The rice was tinted green and it tasted very much like green tea. It had a wholesome taste to it which was amazing.

I want to start this post off by saying that this place was pretty delicious. Ahgujjim is steamed fish in a spicy mixture with vegetables. The fish was very delicate and moist. The Galbijjim is steamed beef ribs which melted in my mouth in all of its fatty glory. (Jjim is put at the end of food names to indicate that it was steamed). the Bibimbop (mixed vegetables with rice) complimented the other dishes very well.

I washed it all down with a couple of glasses of Hite beer (very watery and sub par) and some Chumchurum Soju (which is alcohol from barley, sweet potatoes, rice, etc.) which is always a plus. After the meal was complete, we were given some sort of shaved pumpkin ice which tasted extremely weird. Very bad way to end a wonderful meal.

321 Broad Avenue
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
201-313-2450

I went into this Korean restaurant, once again, and did not know what to order. I wanted to eat something I have not had much of so I ordered Ddaro Guk Bap.

The meal started off with a Korean styled split pea soup. Honestly, I cannot differentiate between split pea soup at a American restaurant and split pea soup at Todam. It was hearty and was a welcome start to the meal.

Then came the main dish, ddaro guk bap. This dish is basically a spicy soup with beef, scallions, bracken fern, onions, and more. Extremely spicy and delicious. I dumped my bowl of rice in the soup and ate it together. If you are not a fan of spicy foods, I do not recommend this dish.

The meal ended with a cold ginger tea which cleansed the pallet. Overall, it was a very good meal.

344 Broad Ave
Leonia, NJ 07605
201-461-9111

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