Photo of the Day: January 13, 2017

Is there anything better than coming in out of the cold (17 degrees) and being met with a nice, hot Massaman curry? Especially when prepared at Kunya Siam.

Restaurant Review: 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…

Photo of the Day: November 28, 2017

A perfectly delicious red curry scallops from Nemo in Keyport. These were so good that I was left with no choice than to upgrade their 3.5 rating to a 4. For an $8.95 lunch special, they gave four decent-sized scallops. Tossed in an earthy curry sauce they were, with potatoes, string beans, onions, and mushrooms….

Restaurant Review: Nakayama Sushi (Hazlet, NJ)

I don’t usually write reviews based on takeout, but because Nakayama is an actual restaurant and my experiences there in two orders were good, I figured this could stand on its own. My coworker and I wanted a change from Sultan Palace after a couple of greasy, unappetizing meals in the last two months. This…

Photo of the Day: September 13, 2017

No joke, that’s the hottest curry I’ve ever had in my life. This was also a picture from my first ever restaurant review, back when I was doing them on my personal blog. Dublin House, Red Bank, New Jersey. June 2015,

Photo of the Day: September 4, 2017

The time my mom surprised Will and I with a British afternoon tea. We were so enraptured with our experiences from A Taste of Britain and the Main Street Enchanted Tea Room that my mom decided to give it a shot. Needless to say, it was excellent. Those curried egg salad sandwiches on pumpernickel down…

Restaurant Review: The National Hotel (Frenchtown, NJ)

As I walked in, it reminded me of the hotel from the 1967 Richard Burton movie The Comedians. On the outside, some paint was peeling off the siding. Had it seen better days? I did not know what to expect. The front doors were open, while the antique ceiling fans circulated the air through the…

Restaurant Review: Nemo (Keyport, NJ)

The tour of Keyort continues… I ate here just two days after my dad passed away, so I was not in the frame of mind to review this immediately or take any pictures of the food like I usually do. I had received a gift card from a student of mine, and that night seemed…

Photo of the Day: May 14, 2017

You’re looking at one of the hottest meals I’ve ever had in my life. Those chili seeds combined with the bowl holding the heat from cooking makes this a double whammy. Hell never tasted so good. Curry Beef at Thai Tida in Lambertville, New Jersey.

A Story About Hot Sauce

Nothing beats the adrenaline rush brought on by spicy food. I love it. Whether it be hot sauces, a good curry, or peppers themselves, I try to have something that puts me in mild agony once a week. Flavor aside, spicy food is actually pretty healthy for you: it boosts metabolism, reduces inflammation, and some say…

Travel Guide PA: Cafe Chocolate (Lititz)

With a name like Cafe Chocolate, you would not expect much else. That and we were told to go here for the fondue. I had no idea they actually had a menu with real food on it. And an eclectic menu at that: you could get Indian Mulligatawny soup, vegetable curry, or a grilled chicken…