Highlights from Kunya Siam’s 2019 Thai New Year

As promised, here are some pictures from yesterday’s Thai New Year (Songkran) celebration at Kunya Siam. This was my fifth year helping out, and like always, it was both crazy and fun! I did not get as many pics as last year because I was in our downstairs kitchen and prep room most of the…

Restaurant Review #243: Sa La Thai (Lancaster, PA)

After being so impressed by the variety of culture in Lancaster City on our last trip, we wanted to venture more into what the area has to offer. Originally, Justin and I planned on trying a Trinidadian restaurant, but it was a Monday and they were closed. We continued walking around and ended up in…

Kunya Siam Rings in Thai New Year on April 14

One of the most anticipated culinary events in Atlantic Highlands every year is Kunya Siam’s Thai New Year celebration. I have helped out at the festivities in various capacities four or five times now. For 2019, there will be three seatings (all sold out—waiting list available) beginning at 3 PM on Sunday, April 14. While…

Restaurant Review #206: Pru Thai (Clinton, NJ)

As a food blogger, I probably never should have uttered the phrase last year, “I never met a Thai restaurant I didn’t like”. Well, after having a solid string of restaurant visits all over New Jersey and even out of state with this particular cuisine, I finally ran across my first dud. Pru Thai in…

Restaurant Review #199: Thai Thai (Bethlehem, PA)

We are now into restaurant review five of eight, and we have our winner for the trip. While, for the most part, we had great food in our four-day excursion, Justin and I both agreed this was the best. We were walking around town looking for a place to grab lunch. The historic Sun Inn…

Restaurant Review #158: Kunya Siam (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

I held off writing this review for years because I thought it would be a conflict of interest. I know the owner (Kunya) of this restaurant personally. I’ve even done some work for her during special events or down at her stand at the annual film festival at the harbor. She has graciously donated to…

Restaurant Review #107: Penang (Edison, NJ)

It started with a cup of hot lemon tea. It was sweet, and served with a lime wedge. I was not expecting the sweetness, but it lent itself in a pleasing way. Asian cooking is all about contrasts. Different flavors, different textures, different feelings in your mouth. This simple tea opened up my palate to…

Restaurant Review #99: Thai Thai Cuisine (Old Bridge, NJ)

With two friends who own Thai restaurants in New Jersey, I know good Thai food when I see it, err, taste it. I had eaten at this establishment years ago when it was Pooket. Since it changed to Thai Thai, I had driven past many times without giving it much thought. Then last week, my friend…

Restaurants We Miss: Mie Thai (Woodbridge, NJ)

Of all the restaurants I will ever cover in this column, Mie Thai was my favorite. In fact, it was one of my favorite restaurants. Period. I had been coming here with my family since I was a kid. I also had many lunches and dinners with my friend Jeff following meetings at a museum…

Restaurant Review #11: Thai Tida (Lambertville, NJ)

I’ve spent a lot of time in the Delaware Valley this past year. I just love it there. Based on a few visits to this area, I must say, the food is excellent and covers such a wide range of nationalities and flavors. This visit, to Thai Tida in Lambertville, which is right across the river, had…