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Vegetarian-friendly eats in Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune area, NC?

for anyone who googles this thread 8 years later, there are definitely some vegan options available now...

Marrakesh Mediterranean, a Middle Eastern restaurant, is probably the best restaurant in j'ville. plenty of veg options there

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/178/15342...

also Old Siam, a Thai restaurant, has its own vegan/vegetarian menu

Sep 02, 2013
korgy in Southeast

Restaurants in Jacksonville, NC

I grew up in jville and come here fairly often from NY to visit my mother. the best restaurant I have discovered is Marrakesh on western blvd. it is Middle-eastern / Moroccan / Mediterranean --kebabs, labna, foul. the salmon, chicken, meats and veggies on the kebabs are grilled, and all the middle eastern dishes are spiced perfectly. as someone who eats a lot of middle eastern and Mediterranean in NY, this would be a gem even it it was there. BTW, this is for other people browsing this board for Jacksonville Nc...the pickings are slim.

Dec 28, 2012
korgy in Southeast

Best Thai On Smith St?

what is this mini-menu?

Oct 29, 2011
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Himalayan Hut in Jackson Hgts tonite

thanks Mr. Porkchop

just to follow-up --

we did eat here last Saturday, and it was fantastic! our meal:

-- spicy lemon coriander soup
-- curry fish ball noodle soup
-- shrimp chili
-- eggplant w/ paneer in garlic sauce
-- tofu szechuan style

the fishballs in the soup were homemade...the eggplant/paneer dish was a favorite. actually,all the dishes were excellent, and the coriander soup was a great appetizer

we'll definitely go back

ps -- we did have to ask for the Desi menu -- they didn't bring it at first -- odd

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Himalayan Hut
75-18 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372

Oct 29, 2011
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Hophap Thai on Smith St--any reviews?

the meal we had at HopHop was just horrendous. shortly after Ghang closed. some fried fish thing that had been prepared possibly days earlier. i dont think we'll go back.

Oct 22, 2011
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Best Thai On Smith St?

"have you been to sripraphai or ayada or any of the places in queens?" yes -- applaes and banana. sripraphai is a totally different style of cooking -- less refined and more earthy. as for the spicy question, they usually ask you at Ghang how spicy you want the food -- i generally say "medium spicy", which is "very" spicy to some. any of the curry dishes are good, the papaya salad is excellent, and we both LOVE the Tom Yum Noodle Soup.

(btw, there is a horrendous "Thai" restaurant on Smith St now occupying Ghang's former location. just horrendous. )

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Ghang
229 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Oct 22, 2011
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Best Thai On Smith St?

in case anyone is dredging up this thread from the past, Ghang (formerly on Smith) is now at 229 Court Street between Warren and Baltic (1 block over from Joya)-- they moved so they could open a bar-restaurant. the food is comparable to its former location, still quite good imo. (yes, i have eaten at Sripraphai and the other Queens restaurants, which are simply a totally different style of cooking). and don't order take-out.

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Ghang
229 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Oct 22, 2011
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Himalayan Hut in Jackson Hgts tonite

we're taking a jaunt out to Himalayan Hut in Queens tonight, as i've never had Chinese-Indian, or Desi-Chinese, or whatever you want to call it...

what are people's choices for the best dishes here? we don't eat "red' meat (but i understand there is no pork here anyway.) we do eat seafood.

here are some dishes served here that i've seen mentioned on the web:

-- Fish Chili (supposedly a must)
-- Chili Paneer
-- Vegetable Manchurian
-- Shrimp Coriander Garlic
-- Curry Fish Ball Soup
-- Spicy Lemon Coriander Soup
-- Mushroom Datsi
-- Eggplant w/ Paneer in Garlic Suace
-- Gobi Manchurian

any suggestions for your second-best faves would be appreciated as well -- thanks much

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Himalayan Hut
75-18 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372

Oct 22, 2011
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Christmas Eve dinner, West Village, Soho or other

thanks loratliff. Little Owl is booked up, as is Lupa. looks like i'm sticking with my Danal reservation, which i now feel lucky to have gotten so late in the game this morning.

they have a stew menu for Christmas Eve (boulliabase, cassoulet, etc).

reviews in recent years have been mixed -- and some people have a problem with the service -- but this place has been around for years, and it's large and has homey French country atmosphere. i have a feeling it will be liked.

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Lupa
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Little Owl
90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

Danal
59 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003

Dec 23, 2010
korgy in Manhattan

Christmas Eve dinner, West Village, Soho or other

i should mention that several of us don't eat red meat or poultry --so seafood or veggie is a plus.

Dec 23, 2010
korgy in Manhattan

Christmas Eve dinner in New York?

which Otto are you referring to? the pizzeria?

Dec 23, 2010
korgy in Manhattan

Best Thai On Smith St?

MRich, "haven't been to Ghang Thai" -- so why are you commenting?

i have been to Ghang Thai hundreds of times over the past 4 years, and it is consistently the best Thai restaurant in the neighborhood to us -- and possibly thebest i have been to in NYC. we have ordered probably half the dishes there, and not one of was disappointning. (out of hundreds of meals, only one --a takeout order -- was less than average). Em is too sweet.

i have been to Thailand several times, and Ghang -- which is run and managed by Thais -- is superior to many of the restaurants where i ate in Bangkok.

Dec 23, 2010
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Christmas Eve dinner, West Village, Soho or other

well, this is pretty vague -- apologies in advance -- but i rarely eat in Manhattan in recent years (with so much in Brooklyn now).

looking for early Christmas Eve dinner, around 6 PM, for 4 persons. (taking in-town relatives to church Xmas Eve service in midtown -- they will be touring downtown in the day however)

looking for casual, comfortable setting, good food, American, French, homey, fresh food -- whatever -- my ideal would have been Blue Hill, but with entrees in mid-30s and sides in upper teens,, it's a little out of my price range.

Danal is possibility for atmosphere.

thanks

Dec 23, 2010
korgy in Manhattan

walking distance Avery Fisher, $10-$15 entrees

btw, our concert is at 5 PM today, Sunday 4/26/09 -- any other input would be appreciated.

Apr 26, 2009
korgy in Manhattan

walking distance Avery Fisher, $10-$15 entrees

thanks Simon

Apr 26, 2009
korgy in Manhattan

walking distance Avery Fisher, $10-$15 entrees

any thoughts on AQ Kafe?

Apr 25, 2009
korgy in Manhattan

walking distance Avery Fisher, $10-$15 entrees

yes, i have done a search. yes, i have done a search.

i am specifically asking if anyone can suggest any decent restaurants we can walk to from Lincoln Center -- walking west perhaps? -- with $10 to $15 entrees. (concert over at app. 7 PM).

i read about Sapphire, which has vegetarian dishes in that range -- not sure how big the dishes are.

also read about the tapas place, Cafe Ronda. we are a group of 4 or 5, so this could work -- but again, not sure how much food the dishes consist of.

thanks.

Apr 25, 2009
korgy in Manhattan

Hello, Boerum Hill!

i'll second that. desperately need any good Indian restaurant in Boerum Hill. anyone here tried India House on Court? (i realize it's more Pakistani)

i guess by South Indian you meant something like a dosa place...

Jan 17, 2009
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Hello, Boerum Hill!

oh dear -- i feel bad i gave them that bad review that once. we have been eating at Ghang ever since then, and it has been great. we still eat there app twice a week.

i don't know what happened back in October, but they seem to be back in the swing of things. i highly recommend it as one of the best neighborhood restaurants.

Jan 15, 2009
korgy in Outer Boroughs

breakfast boerum hill

thanks everyone. very helpful. i've lived in this neighborhood for 12 years, but recently got out of touch with brunch places.

btw, not sure what's going on with Boerum Hill Food Co -- under renovation. maybe somewhere else it was written about.

Jan 15, 2009
korgy in Outer Boroughs

breakfast boerum hill

does anyone know the best place for brunch in Boerum Hill now? years ago, it was Banania -- which is no longer there. Boerum Hill Food Co has good food, but it's a little crowded

thanks

Dec 05, 2008
korgy in Outer Boroughs

indonesian or malaysian, 8th ave bkln chinatown

i thought i had reported back here... anyway, it was indeed Redang Island -- we had a good experience here and will go back.

we had some spicy clam thing in the shells and some Malaysian thing with string beans (sorry can;t remember the names), and also got several rotis with curry dipping sauce. our friend got the mee goreng, which is quite different from teh Mee Goreng we have had elsewhere.

Nov 23, 2008
korgy in Outer Boroughs

indonesian or malaysian, 8th ave bkln chinatown

thanks jen. Redang is near 51st Street and Nyonya is around 54th street i think...but i think my friends said the restaurant they were talking about was directly across the street from Nyonya...

does anyone else have any ideas? we'll probably just go there and check it out ourselves, but i am still waiting for my friend to get back to me. anyone else know?

thank-you.

Nov 08, 2008
korgy in Outer Boroughs

indonesian or malaysian, 8th ave bkln chinatown

a friend told me that there was either a Malaysian or Indonesian restaurant (can't remember which) across the street from Nyonya in Brooklyn's 8th Avenue Chinatown, that she recommends more than Nyonya in that neighborhood.

does anyone know what restaurant she may have been referring to? any comments?

thanks.

Oct 30, 2008
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Hello, Boerum Hill!

well, 3 months later, i have to say: we had our first disappointing meal at Ghang. i don't know what's going on there, but we ordered "in" (take-out), and the shrimp was overcooked, the "drunken" noodles were undercooked, and the seafood was not fresh. even the seasoning tasted different, and my gf swore they put MSG in. we were VERY disheartened, because this place is one of our staples.

it was Saturday night, and i noticed the place was packed inside -- we usually don;t eat there on Saturdays. i'm wondering if they are trying to find some way to pre-prepare the food so they don't get behind with all the customers on the weekend. it didn;t work, if so.

or maybe they just have a new chef.

we are really hoping this place doesn't go the way of so many other places in the nabe.

anyone else been there recently?

Oct 05, 2008
korgy in Outer Boroughs

which spices in Dunkin Donuts hash browns?

wench, i did look there - while it may one of the chemicals (which one?), you'll notice they write "spices", but are apparently not required to list which spices.

i was wondering if someone could identify which spices...

there's probably oregano...but that's not the taste i think that makes me keep wanting to eat them.

Aug 09, 2008
korgy in Chains

which spices in Dunkin Donuts hash browns?

ralph, i think you might be right

what is "sodium alganate" anyway?

Aug 09, 2008
korgy in Chains

which spices in Dunkin Donuts hash browns?

has anyone been able to identify which spices Dunkin Donuts uses in its hash browns?

i read the nutritional info on its website, which shows dried garlic,dried onion, and "spices"- but i'm not sure which spice gives them that addictive flavor....

anyone know?

Jul 28, 2008
korgy in Chains

Moving to Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill/Carroll Gardens area -- Where is the best place to get produce?

i think everything has already been covered...but for me:

- farmer's market @ Borough Hall / Cadman Plaza

- Chop Chop little yuppie market is good in a pinch for certain things

- actually, Met Food on Smith and Warren has some real goodies occasionally - last night, we bought some excellent blueberries locally grown in New Jersey. big selection of organic eggs, etc. fine for fresh ginger, scallions, etc.

Jul 11, 2008
korgy in Outer Boroughs

Zabb: better than Sripraphai? Is it a lock?

definitely, Sripraphai is NOT the place it was when it was a hole in the wall many years ago. no question. i like it, but it aint the same.

Jul 11, 2008
korgy in Outer Boroughs