Jersey City Indian Buffets

Jersey City Indian Buffets

What a pity, the Indian strip on Newark Avenue in Jersey City looks like a dump. And stretches of the street smell like a dump. Perhaps, the dirt and stench are one of the charms of Newark Avenue for us desis. Newark Ave Indian Buffets Whatever may be its shortcomings, Newark Ave is an Indian […]

Biryani Pot Jersey City – Not a Bad Deal

Biryani Pot Jersey City – Not a Bad Deal

When it comes to the spicy rice treat Dum Biryani, the Little India stretch on Newark Avenue in Jersey City is an embarrassment of riches. The half-mile stretch has four specialized Dum Biryani places (Biryani Pot, Bawarchi Biryani, Paradise Biryani and Sri Biryani). In addition, other restaurants like Deccan Spice and Vaibhav also offer Dum […]

Chennai Dosa Express – Banality of Evil

Chennai Dosa Express – Banality of Evil

Not until I supped at Chennai Dosa Express did I comprehend the meaning of Hannah Arendt’s famous expression Banality of Evil based on her coverage of Adolf Eichmann’s trial. Evil does not have to don a grotesque Hitler mustache or come in the form of ISIS’ depravities. Chennai Dosa Express 2986 Kennedy Blvd Jersey City, […]

Bridgewater Venkateswara Temple Canteen Review

Bridgewater Venkateswara Temple Canteen Review

(By Tiramisu) With Hurricane Sandy taking aim at the Tri-State area and predicted to make landfall on Monday, Oct 29th, we decided to visit the Venkateswara Temple in Bridgewater, NJ the day before. The temple is usually crowded during weekends, but not surprisingly attendance on the Sunday before Sandy’s arrival was pretty thin. Venkateswara Temple […]

Saravanaa Bhavan West Windsor, NJ Review

Saravanaa Bhavan West Windsor, NJ Review

Indians, as we all well know, wash their sorry Hindu ass with water. Not for our people, the toilet paper, those newfangled bidets or the currently news-making $6,400 Kohler Numi toilet with a built-in MP3 player/Radio/Heater or other fancy ass-cleaning devices. Since time immemorial, Indians have adopted a fail-safe, simple technique to keep their brown […]

Shreeji Atlantic City Review

Shreeji Atlantic City Review

At first, I envied those staying at the Days Inn on E.White Horse Pike in Absecon. After all, how many motels in Atlantic City can boast of an Indian restaurant downstairs that even offers lunch buffets ($9.95 on weekdays). Shreeji Indian 224 E White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08205 How nice it’d be to order […]

Gourmet Sweets Atlantic City Review

Like most South Asians, I crave Indian sweets. Unlike a lot of Americans, I don’t need weed or “that white powder” to get high. Some nice Gulab Jamun, Gajar Halwa, Habshi Halwa, Laddu or Pista Barfi will do just fine. Gourmet Restaurant & Sweets 1608 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 When I saw the […]

Chaska Jersey City – Nicht Willkommen

Chaska Jersey City – Nicht Willkommen

Why, oh, why do New Jersey Indian restaurants treat Indian customers so cavalierly? Are our dollars different from that of other people’s? Chaska Indian Cuisine 826 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306 When I stepped into Chaska on Newark Ave, the young waiter glared at me as if I was the Bollywood villain responsible for […]