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Any reviews of the new Ajihei (Princeton)?

"doing the dime-a-dozen fusion thing."
I certainly hope not...

Oct 20, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Soil Solarization: Your experiences, please

Understood, but I am not trying to make a new garden.
I have an existing ones that are messy and full of weeds. I am just trying to figure out a good simple way to get it ready for next spring.

Oct 11, 2014
yCf in Gardening

Soil Solarization: Your experiences, please

I am relatively new to growing vegetables in my yard. The past summer, the amount of weeds was out of control. I am in New Jersey, by the way.

I read a few articles about soil solarization and it sounds like a solution to my problem. My question is should I just start cover the beds with plastic and leave them their over the winter so it will be ready when it's spring?
I also read about cover beds with black instead of clear plastics over the winter.

Anyone has any experience with that?

Thanks.

Oct 10, 2014
yCf in Gardening

Coming soon to Old Bridge...

Went there last Friday. I know nothing about Puerto Rican food but i enjoyed the Chicharon - 3 chunks of crispy pork shoulder with yellow rice & beans. Decent portion size but a little pricier than I expect from a food truck ($11.50 including tax).
The man that took a the order was super polite and friendly.
I will definitely recommend giving them a try and I am going to follow them to see when they are coming back next time.

Sep 15, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Taqueria Maria’s Monroe Township, NJ Anyone?

Drove by there a few times recently. Will probably try it out next week. The place looks really small. How is it inside?

Aug 07, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Sunny palace

I held my wedding banquet there but it was 10 years ago. I had returned for a few other weddings with the most recent one about 3 years ago.

Well, the banquet food is decent. It is comparable to what you get in Chinatown or Flushing in my opinion. It is definitely WAY better than Crown Palace in Marlboro; this i can say for sure.

The service was excellent at my wedding. I have no complain but that was 10 years ago... I can't say i have seen any problem with their service in the other event i have attended there. I always felt the service at Sunny Palace's has always been good although i must say I am not someone that nitpicks on service usually.

Aug 01, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Asian Market on Route 35 in Middletown...

bummer... i like that little store. If i live closer, i will probably go there more often.

Jul 14, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Taqueria Maria’s Monroe Township, NJ Anyone?

No, but I saw the great reviews on yelp so it is on my list.

Jun 24, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Nuovo Trattoria Manalapan

Before Nuovo it was a brunch place named Le Peep.

I agree with you on that Middle Eastern place. I can't believe they would put all that effort on creating those sculptures on the exterior and end up not opening after all these years.

Jun 10, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Restaurant for a birthday near Asbury Park

I was just looking at Taka's menu. The menu listed Sake, Wines, and Beer. Did it get a liquor license recently perhaps?

www.takaapnj.com

Jun 09, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Empanada Guy

Tried this on Friday. I had one choriza and one beef. I am not an Empanada expert, but I quite like what I had.
It was $3 each, which is more than reasonable considering the size and amount of fillings.
Will definitely return to try different offerings.

Jun 08, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Empanada Guy

Very interested in trying this place. Is this more of a sit down place or a take out place? I am imagining this place to look somewhat like Ibby's.

Jun 05, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Good Sushi in Monmouth county? Where do you go?

Went to Kazu last night. I liked it a lot. It's definitely pricey - sushi & sashimi combo for two (wife and I) and a pork katsu for the kids - and the bill with tips comes to $110.

Quality of fish is good not great and the variety of the sashimi is kind of mundane. However, the sushi does excel because of the very well seasoned rice. Only a few different places in NJ serves sushi with great sushi rice - Ajihei in Princeton and Jo-Sho in Somerset comes to mind.

The pork katsu was ordered for the kids but i tasted a little bit of it and it was actually very good. Service is very friendly and for a Wednesday the place is 80% full and it seems every table occupied by people that are frequent customers.

So overall, i would definitely return. It is nice to know there is an enjoyable sushi place about 10 minutes or so from home.

Jun 05, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Good Sushi in Monmouth county? Where do you go?

I like Japanese restaurant run by Japanese people; there are not that many in NJ outside of Bergen county. 90% of Japanese places are run by Chinese especially most of the Japanese buffet places.

The only thing that prevents me from going there is it looks a bit pricey to bring my two small kids. I have no problem paying good money for decent sushi but I really don't like paying $20 for chicken teriyaki.

May 09, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Good Sushi in Monmouth county? Where do you go?

IIRC this place has lasted for at least a year.
The hot dishes are really nothing to write home about, they taste like the average hot dishes in a typical Japanese place.
The sushi are okay; I would say it definitely worth at least one try.

May 09, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Good Sushi in Monmouth county? Where do you go?

Tokyo Rt 9, Freehold is my go to sushi buffet place since it is close to home and quality is consistently decent.
Ichi Umi in Edison Menlo Park (not in Monmouth) is by far my favorite but you are also paying more.

I don't like Teppanyaki and Freehold Grand Buffet's sushi. I get especially put off by Freehold GB's neon-green wasabi :-)

Sushi Palace is okay, the cooked food from them is kind of awful especially the "katsu".

I like Taka a lot, only been there once but the sushi and cooked dish (esp. braised short ribs) were both great.

I am looking to try Kazu. Will probably do so sometimes soon.

May 09, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Thai Restaurants in Monmouth County

IMHO I think Vietnam Bistro is better than Little Saigon if you have to choose between the two.

May 07, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Looking for advice on New Jersey

I have only been to Asbury Park mostly for food but what are there shopping wise?
There are a few stores on the broadwalk and I know there are a few on Cookman Ave. Is that pretty much it?
Just wondering if there are parts of AP that I am not aware of.

May 05, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Omelette's

May 05, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Noodlicious Is Gone

is it possible the new place will serve the same kind of cuisine? That place does decent business so I am kind of surprised that it is closed.

May 01, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Where to eat in south jersey.

Han Dynasty and Sang Kee for excellent Chinese (I highly recommend Han Dynasty - it's got it's own thread on this board if you want more info). They are both in Cherry Hill.
There a bunch of decent Vietnamese places all over south jersey.
Also, there is a fish and chip shop in Haddonfield that's quite good as well.

Apr 29, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

GREAT Tacos in a Citgo Gas Station?

are any of those taquerrias near that gas station though?

Apr 19, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

GREAT Tacos in a Citgo Gas Station?

Still looks pretty good for $7.

Apr 19, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Edible frog market

Take Holland Tunnel to NYC. Take exit to Canal St.

Apr 03, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Where is the best mexican restaurant in Monmouth County?

any recommendations for a "restaurant" that I can bring older parents and kids and have a "nice" meal?

Mar 13, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Taka versus Kanji: Which is better?

I like Taka, i ususally don't like non-traditional sushi rolls but I do like the ones at Taka. (Off topic but braised short ribs was the best thing on the menu though IMHO)

I went to Nemo's once and the sushi was probably the worst part of the meal. The sushi was not bad but the cooked dishes were way better than the sushi.

Mar 13, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Golden Corral coming soon in Freehold

I definitely plan on going.

Mar 10, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Noodelicious in Edison

The beef stomach is quite good as well.

Mar 06, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Still yet another Italian restaurant to open in Marlboro

I might be wrong but I think this place is a caterer and not a restaurant.

Mar 04, 2014
yCf in New Jersey

Sandwiches in Monmouth County

I know this is a sandwich thread but the fried chicken wings from Jersey Freeze is excellent.

Mar 04, 2014
yCf in New Jersey