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IS there any Good Sushi?

sogo sushi in red bank

tomo sushi in princeton

the downtown in red bank has surprisingly good sushi

and i've heard that teak in red bank isn't bad either

Mar 23, 2009
chowchow333 in New Jersey

A Little Bit of Cuba Coming Soon in Freehold, NJ!!!

Ok. Went in today.

The space is very nice. Open. Very Clean. There are big pictures of Cuba hanging on the wall. Really nice touch.

My waitress was adorable. She was very attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu. Of course I had to order the ropa vieja so I could compare it to my grandmother's! I got it stuffed in tostones. Oh boy! The meat was so juicy and flavorful. There were green olives. And the tostones weren't greasy at all. I was pretty impressed to be honest. It tasted very authentic, as if I had gone over someone's house and they cooked it for me. The food came out hot too, which is something I always look for.

Let's see.. what else. My friend ordered the paella, I believe. It was served in a giant cast iron pot. What a nice touch! Even though the portion sizes were very plentiful, he ate it all. I tried a a mouthful, and again I was impressed by the bold flavor.

For dessert we ordered the tres leches. This is probably my favorite dessert in the world, and I'll admit, they did it justice. Good for you, ALBOC!

I thought at first the prices might be a little steep but for the portions you get it was absolutely worth it. And the food is pretty awesome.

I met the owner and his daughter (who was so sweet) and we spoke for a while about Cuba, being that it's our common heritage. He was very personable.

I will be going back there. I have their takeout menu. I'm bringing my friends. For a brand new place, I think they will do quite well. I think ALBOC is going to be a hot spot once it's name gets around!

Mar 23, 2009
chowchow333 in New Jersey

brooklyn vegetarian

'sNice is soooooooo good! pear and brie sandwich with raspberry mustard and greens... quinoa... smoked mozzarella... curry cauliflower...some cool pound cake... i'm hungry.

Mar 22, 2009
chowchow333 in Outer Boroughs

Sogo Sushi Red Bank

I am not a fan of raw fish.... but, Sogo Sushi had a sweet potato tempura roll. It was quite good! It made me even want to try their other stuff. The brown rice is a nice chewy alternative to white. The sweetness of the potato contrasted nicely with the salty soy sauce. Give it a try, it's especially a good first step into the sushi world!

Mar 22, 2009
chowchow333 in New Jersey

menus with vegetarian options mon. county

I recently tried Zuleyka's... GREAT soups! I found the plantain mash and the black beans to be a little too vinegar-y. But I do love my latin cuisine, so I'd go back! I'd love to try their coconut chicken...

Mar 22, 2009
chowchow333 in New Jersey

My Little Fat Greek...

Has anyone else eaten here?

The owners are always there and super friendly. They remember their clientele by name.

I usually order the spanakopita. It's like no other spanakopita I've ever had. My friend always orders the moussaka. The bechamel on top is to die for. I've gotten the Greek salad, which is topped by a chunk of feta cheese. This feta cheese is different than the kind you can buy in stores; I think they get it from a specialty place. It's creamier. Whiter. Amazing.

And last but not least... the saganaki. I've surveyed a few Greek restaurants in the area and none of them come close to the greatness of this saganaki! It's basically a giant greek mozzarella stick... minus the mozzarella and the stick. (it's a greek triangular slice of cheese) You gotta try it.

So, to sum it all up, this is a little place with big flavors.

My friends are Greek and they claim My Little Fat Greek to be as authentic as it comes.

I'm interested to hear other's reviews.

Mar 22, 2009
chowchow333 in New Jersey

A Little Bit of Cuba Coming Soon in Freehold, NJ!!!

I'm going to check ALBOC out tomorrow. This place could be a nice spicy addition to our area. I'm Cuban myself, so I'm particularly excited. I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes!

Mar 22, 2009
chowchow333 in New Jersey