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Moo Bong Ri - Korean blood sausage joint in Palisades Park

Wow it's nice to talk to a fellow blood sausage aficionado. :) Just curious, did you try both blood sausages at MBR? I thought the one with greens (perilla?) mixed in to the sausage was so delicious and a genius addition. I've never seen that in soondae before.

I'll check out Han Nam and report back!

about 17 hours ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Butter & Soy Sauce?

I can't believe I forgot about it in my original response but my mom used to also melt a slice of American cheese into this mixture making it an awesome Korean American comfort dish. Mmm now I want some!

about 17 hours ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Moo Bong Ri - Korean blood sausage joint in Palisades Park

Different strokes for different folks I guess. :) I will definitely check out Han Nam! I never make it there as I always end up finding myself in H Mart.

2 days ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Forget the Archives, let's talk Plainfield!

This is before my Chowhound days, but the first job I had (1999-2000) was on New Durham Road. Right down the street by 287 was a deli that was open only until 3 or so. I went there almost every day for lunch and this place was packed. The sub I grew to love the most was their hot roast beef sub with gravy. You don't see a lot of delis doing that sort of thing but it was amazing. One of my first true food loves.

Just found it. It's super duper deli. That place was awesome.

Apr 07, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Monmouth county CSA reccs

Am I the only one who thinks these things are either a scam or a rip off? It sounds GREAT in concept but in practice...I'm not so sure. My roommate is a part of one of these CSAs. What I've noticed - he has no control over what he gets, and a large chunk of the stuff he gets isn't even local produce. Who knows where these things are coming from? How is it any different from shopping at the local supermarket? Why are people paying a premium for the privilege of a mystery basket of produce?

Apr 07, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Brunch/lunch spots around Menlo Park or Edison NJ?

This place must be going downhill fast if I'm considered a respected member! LOL

I think this link will work better: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9635...

If OP is impartial to cuisine for lunch/brunch, I would definitely suggest checking out one of the ethnic options in the area. Can't go wrong with the Indian/Asian fare... Keum Ho Jung and Chung Sol Bat started doing weekend lunch specials that are really good...I guess to compete with HMart. It's a wonderful thing.

Of course you can't go wrong with Dim Sum or an Indian lunch buffet coma.

Apr 07, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Mexican Restaurants in Matawan/Aberdeen/Keyport

What happened to El Pollo? That place was awesome. :(

Apr 07, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Battling "condimentia"

Every party I throw I make mystery condiment meatballs. Just take ground beef and make small meatballs, and dump in any leftover condiments you have. Steak sauce, mustard, leftover jam/jelly, it all works with mystery condiment meatballs!

Apr 03, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics
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5lb Beef for Stew - in deep freeze - for almost 5 years! YIKES!

It all depends on how "Deep" the freeze was. In my freezer the fat starts to go rancid after 2-3 years and it develops a clearly "off" smell. I *never* throw anything away from never hesitate to throw away foods with that rancid fat smell.

Apr 03, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Drinking alcohol om a low carb diet,do you?

Lol I guess I mean "moderate heavy drinking". Hah!

Apr 01, 2014
joonjoon in Special Diets

Drinking alcohol om a low carb diet,do you?

I guess hard liquor, dry wine and light beers to be comprehensive. HL is the best choice though if you're strict on carbs...

When I was strict low carbing I would black out with any "moderate" drinking.. (~6 drinks)

Apr 01, 2014
joonjoon in Special Diets

Drinking alcohol om a low carb diet,do you?

Your normal alcohol drinking will seriously mess you up when you're in ketosis. It makes me black out drunk on what I would normally consume on a decent night. Other than that stick to hard liquor and consume in moderation!

Apr 01, 2014
joonjoon in Special Diets

Biagio Wood-fired Pizza in Red Bank Shuttered!

Just ANYTHING other than Italian/pizza/burger please! I'm not even asking for "adventurous" stuff like Korean or authentic Chinese....any run of the mill "white people" food that's not Italian would make me ecstatic! Is it too much to ask for a Greek, German, or even a French restaurant? I'd rather have the old Little Kraut back than any of these turds. Please!!!

Mar 31, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Best Indian in Edison or thereabouts

I know this is old but you seem to be missing a couple of points...the thread isn't about the best Indian in NJ...it's about the best in Edison.

Second, if you had any idea how many different Indian restaurants are in the Edison/Iselin area you would never suggest one "Indian" restaurant that's better than everything there. Edison has such a depth of different types of Indian joints that there cannot be just one place anywhere that's better than everything.

Mar 30, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Late Night Food Inventions

>leftover cooked ramen noodles

I've literally never had or heard of this in my life! :D

Mar 29, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Slicing Ribeye roast for philly cheese steak

Don't forget you can use it for hot pot/shabu shabu too. Relly jonesin for a slicer but don't know what to get...

Mar 28, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Slicing Ribeye roast for philly cheese steak

I freeze and use a mandolin. I include all the fat.

Mar 28, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking
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Thumbs Up Chinese Restaurant - Edison, NJ

Their web site states they're closed due to fire damage and will reopen. I also noticed packed parking lot though...baffling.

Mar 27, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Where are the Northern Jerseyans?

I split a little bit of time between central and north Jersey... I personally post more about Monmouth county because the options here are so limited..a new Korean/Vietnamese/Chinese place opened up in NNJ or even in Edison/New Brunswick? Ho hum just another day. On the other hand anything not-Italian or hibachi/sushi opening up in Monmouth is like freaking Christmas!

I'll be a good 'hound and start posting more on the NNJ joints I visit. :)

Mar 27, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Lamb BBQ In Edison

Maybe the Edison location has more banchan...when I went to the one in Pal. Park we only got two...and not very good.

But this place would be SO righteous late night with a few bottles of soju in hand...those skewers are a perfect drinking snack.

BTW I tried like 1/2 of the different skewers on the menu...but none were better than just the plain 'ol beef or lamb skewers...with the exception of quail. That one was extra spicy too. Awesome.

Mar 27, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Moo Bong Ri - Korean blood sausage joint in Palisades Park

Figured I'd start putting up s'more NNJ joints for 'hounds to check out! I haven't been this impressed with a new Korean joint in a really long time...I love places that do one thing really well (like Peck Peck) and MBR really exemplifies that.

Mar 27, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Peck Peck Chicken Teaneck NJ

Hey fourunder, I only recently discovered this part of Teaneck and haven't ventured out to the places you mentioned. I'm only in NNJ about once a month so it's difficult to try all these places!

I have been to Yakitori 39 though, which I really enjoyed. Izakayas are one of my favorite places to eat/drink and I wasn't disappointed. However the prices are pretty steep there...if you're not careful you can easily end up with a $50+ pp bar tab...I'll go anyway because I'm a sucker for Izakayas (and this one has that hole in the wall in Japan feel, not like the fancy/trendy done-up ones which I'm not a fan of).

I found that whenever I was in NNJ I always ended up in Fort Lee/Pal Park...so I decided to try to expand and try some places in new areas. Other suggestions are always appreciated!

Mar 27, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Moo Bong Ri - Korean blood sausage joint in Palisades Park

This place is a fantastic addition to the already awesome Korean fare available in this area. If you love rustic in your face Korean joints, it really does not get much better than MBR.

This is a soondae - blood sausage - joint. Pretty much everything on the menu has some form of blood sausage in it, so be prepared!

Having said that the soondae here is the best I've ever had. And so is their kkakdugi. And their prices cannot be beat! If you're in the area and looking for non-bbq Korean goodness, you've gotta check this place out.

Mar 27, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Peck Peck Chicken Teaneck NJ

Inspired by the "where are the north jersey posts?" thread...

This place is a true Chowhound's gem. This tiny mom and pop shop is serving up some of the best Korean fried chicken in the state in a dive that seats roughly 10. Most of their business seems to be takeout but the wings are best fresh. They slow fry fresh for every order so it takes 20 minutes to get your wings...but boy is it worth the wait.

The only two people who work here are the husband and wife who own it...quality control is perfect, wings are enormous and always seasoned and dressed perfectly.

If you're up in the north jersey area stop by and see for yourself!

Mar 27, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Brazilian BBQ in NJ In Monmouth County?

Where can you find brahma in the area?

Mar 26, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Jersey barbecue freaks prepare yourselves - Mighty Quinn's to open in Clifton

Hey LifeGeek,

I'm not a BBQ expert or aficionado...I've dabbled with some smoking at home and always enjoyed the results. Aside from that and a few BBQ joints I've been to here and there that's about all I've experienced. I'm aware of some broad guidelines on BBQ styles but not

I've only eaten at MQ's once, and had both their brisket and PP. Neither were significantly better than any other Q I've had around the tri-state area. Tasty, but didn't blow me away.

As for my "go to" bbq joint - I don't have one. :)

Mar 26, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Brazilian BBQ in NJ In Monmouth County?

Umm...just so you know for next time...their AYCE option is 20 bucks or so. No need to pay 30 bucks for a plate!

They ALWAYS have chicken hearts...ask for 'em!

Mar 25, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Relative always ruins good food

>But IMHO avocados mashed with lime and salt IS the pure platonic form of guacamole and any alterations are steps away from holy purity into the sinful realm of men.

IMHO your idea of guacamole sucks.

Mar 25, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics
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Brazilian BBQ in NJ In Monmouth County?

Shredded collards, rare picanha (sirloin), chicken hearts, Brazilian hot sauce, guarana. That's my idea of a good time.

Mar 24, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Lamb BBQ In Edison

It's like a spicy cumin powder right? I enjoy it but it gets a little monotonous for me cuz everything has the exact same seasoning...and I miss the banchan..

Their quail is awesome though.

Mar 24, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey