Restaurant Review: Men Tei

I was first introduced to this place 12 years ago by a good friend of mine. I re-visited Men Tei (literally means “noodles hut” in Japanese) last week during the Inbound 2012 conference, and was happy to discover that it hasn’t changed since the last time I was there. I guess it is something you can expect […]

Ravagh Persian Grill – Restaurant Review

Ever since I was invited to a Persian dinner at my best friend’s house in Israel (yes, there are plenty of Iranian Jews in Israel), my obsession with this rich cuisine has grown immensely. NYC is known for its culinary diversity, and exploring this diversity was always on top of my list ever since I started […]

Restaurant Review: The Istanbul Restaurant (North Brunswick, NJ)

  Last Saturday Irm and I, accompanied by our friend Poshak, dined at the Istanbul restaurant, a place recommended to us by our neighbors.  We arrived at the restaurant around 2:45PM, and had no problem finding a table. Since I was born and raised in a culture that is influenced by Middle Eastern cuisines, there are a few dishes […]

A Hidden Hummus Restaurant in Jerusalem

  I am writing this post mainly for future reference, but you are welcome to read and enjoy the slideshow at the end :) In the past 2 years or so, I developed this strong passion for eating Hummus. Hummus for me is not your typical supermarket container that you can get anywhere, but rather, […]

Restaurant Review: Kabab Paradise

  Last week we decided to put an end to our search for a good Persian restaurant. We found a place called Kabab Paradise, located in South bound brook, NJ (About 40 minutes ride from Princeton), and after reading all the great reviews on Yelp we thought we ought to try it out. When we […]

Restaurant Review: El-Sham (Revisited)

    A few weeks ago, while at work, one of my clients asked me if I read the review the New York Times food critic, Karla Cook, wrote about El-Sham. I wrote about El-Sham a while ago, and I remember it to be a good middle-eastern restaurant that lacked a good salad and more authentic […]

Restaurant Review: Cross Culture, Princeton NJ

  Last Saturday Irm and I decided to pay a visit to a new Indian restaurant in town, Cross Culture. The place opened more than 6 months ago, but only now we got to know about it (hmm, bad marketing I guess). Let me jump to the food: For appetizers we ordered some vegetables samosas, which were […]

Restaurant Review: El Sham

Ever since Irm and I moved to Princeton NJ more than three years ago we always looked for a good middle eastern restaurant in our area. After trying numerous places, we failed to find anything that resembled to what we ate in our  favorite restaurant in Boston, or some of the amazing Arab restaurants we tried when we […]

Restaurant Review: Ajihei (Japanese)

Last night we decided to (finally) try Ajihei, a Japanese restaurant located in Princeton, NJ. I’v heard and read many good reviews about this place, and finally I decided to investigate what people rave about so much. The Food Though expensive in comparison to what’s around, it is not without merit. This is the ultimate sushi […]

Restaurant Review: Yankee Doodle Tap Room

Last night Irm and I had a craving for a burger (it was my free day, so I was “allowed”). We had a few options that came to mind, but we decided to try a place we have never been to, the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. I am a very easy person to please when […]

A New Recipe: Lentils Soup

With Fall and Winter upon us, I thought of sharing a new lentils soup recipe I came up with. It is quite simple to make, and takes no more than 40 minutes to cook (excluding preparation time). You will need: 16 oz dry lentils (about 450 grams) 3 large tomatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 […]

Restaurant Review: Moc Moc Sushi (again)

Yesterday, I finally had the chance to taste Moc Moc sushi. We have been to this restaurant in the past, but I have never tried their sushi before, which I have been told was very good. I ordered the “Transformer Roll” from the gourmet sushi chef menu, which was absolutely delicious. The roll is made with […]

Restaurant Review: Ganges

Last night Irm and I decided to try a new Indian/Pakistani restaurant. We have grown tired of the Indian restaurants we tried in Princeton, and we decided to enrich our South Asian food experience by trying a new restaurant. We ended up driving to Hightstown NJ (10 minutes drive from Princeton) to a place called […]

Restaurant Review: Moc Moc

Last night Irm and I tried a new Japanese restaurant in town named Moc Moc. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about the place in the beginning because of its peculiar location (a side street in Princeton that no one ever crosses), but after listening to my colleague raving about the place […]

Restaurant Review: Witherspoon Grill

Last night Irm and I decided to change our traditional Friday night sushi date, and try something new instead. Irm craved a good juicy burger, so we decided to try Witherspoon Grill located in downtown Princeton. We ordered the Witherspoon Burger meal with the assumption that it wouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to grill […]

Product Review: Create Your Own Chocolate

I came across a great website today, Chocomize.com. The concept  is genius. Simply put, pick your own chocolate flavor (dark, milk, or white), pick your choice (lots of them) of ingredients to add to your chocolate, and violla, you just created your all time favorite chocolate. You can, for example, create a chocolate with raisins, peanut butter, pineapple, pine […]

Restaurant Review: Halo Pub (Ice Cream)

It was a hot day yesterday, and we decided to try and get some ice cream after the not so good restaurant we dined in earlier in the afternoon. We normally do not go to Halo Pub (located in downtown Princeton NJ), but this time we decided to give a chance. It is beyond me how an […]