Category Archives: Food

A Monday In New York

There are two common misconceptions about Japanese food: first that it is comprised mostly of raw fish and second that it needs to be expensive.  Another erroneous belief is that all sushi restaurants are actually Japanese.  Unless you are with a Japanese person, it can be hard to tell the difference. There is a style […]

555 Asian Market

This is a nasty little place on what is likely New Jersey’s nastiest road at 555 Tonnelle Avenue [1-9] South, Jersey City.  It is, however, authentic Chinese.  There are many Southeast Asian snacks, spices, and ‘other’ ingredients that are very difficult to find elsewhere.  They have things labeled as Japanese but are mostly Chinese copies […]

Soup Dumplings I

This is my latest addiction.  I make no apologies as it is a relatively healthy and quite inexpensive habit, but a habit none the less.  In this section I will share the places where I go for them and rate the experience in comparison with my favorites. Xiao long bao come to us from Shanghai.  […]