Photo of the Day: February 6, 2018

The filling for some snow day empanadas last month ended up being a damn good hash on their own. Diced potatoes, onions, banana peppers, a few splashes of hot sauce, and cheddar cheese.

“Liver…AND ONIONS!” (Part 2)

 “We talk, drink wine, have the first course, talk, drink wine, second course, talk, drink wine, main course, drink wine, talk, dessert, and more wine. Did I mention wine?”- Walter on dinners he hosts for his friends. If you survived the first installment and have come back for more, we shall proceed. We began the…

“Liver…AND ONIONS!” (Part 1)

America is a funny place. All summer long, we will scarf down a mechanically separated pink colored slime in tube-form consisting of fat, cartilage, and “trimmings” affectionately known as the “hot dog”, but will shiver in horror when it comes to liver. It was ingrained into my head as a child, the nastiness of liver…

Photo of the Day: December 21, 2017

Something called Japchae at the H-Mart Food Court. The quality of those kiosks is good enough for them to be standalone restaurants. Anyway, on to this dish: a superb creation of thinly shredded beef, onions, scallions, zucchini, and noodles. November 2017.

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….

Photo of the Day: November 26, 2017

Another home-cooking pic, this time a cheesesteak on a Kaiser roll. It tasted better than it looks…and it looks pretty good! Splash some hot sauce on it to seal the deal.

Photo of the Day: November 25, 2017

I’m very self-critical, but that’s one of the best things I’ve ever cooked. Chicken in a spicy peanut sauce with peppers and onions. The sauce consisted of peanut butter, teriyaki sauce, garlic, black pepper, chili flakes, oil, and water. Cooked until thick and poured over rice. The pepper and onion maintained a crunch, while the…

Photo of the Day: November 6, 2017

I like Gordon Ramsay…but I also like pineapple on pizza. I don’t understand the hate. Sweet and salty is one of the most pleasurable food combinations, and that is exactly what you get with pineapple on pizza. This one here is from Giuseppe’s in Hazlet. A masterpiece if there ever was one. Cannot forget the…

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: August 28, 2017

If you want perfection in an omelette, look no further than going to a Perkin’s Restaurant. Yes, they can be even better than your local diner. This one pictured here was just over-the-top. I hadn’t ordered an omelette in ages. It was loaded with American cheese and onions. Perfectly cooked and oozing with that cheese….