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 […]

Newark Ave – Restaurant Mecca

Newark Ave – Restaurant Mecca

There’s no question that Newark Avenue in Jersey City is to Indian food what Sachin Tendulkar is to Cricket and Sharukh Khan to Bollywood films. When you think of Newark Avenue, the first thing that comes to kind is the dozens of Indian restaurants dotting the busy narrow street and surrounding areas. If you ask […]

Atlantic City Indian Restaurants

Atlantic City Indian Restaurants

Atlantic City – Boardwalk Atlantic City and surrounding cities of Egg Harbor Township, Absecon etc are home to a bunch of Indian restaurants. Tandoori Chicken @ Shreeji Absecon, NJ Unlike in other New Jersey cities, some Atlantic City area Indian restaurants like Nizam’s and Gourmet Restaurant and Sweets offer lunch buffet only over the weekend. […]

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, […]

Nizams Atlantic City Review

Nizams Atlantic City Review

Unless you go for their weekend-only lunch buffet or the week-day lunch specials, Nizam’s Indian restaurant on Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township near Atlantic City is “Poor Value for Money.” Nizam’s 6666 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 But in its favor Nizam’s offers flavorful Indian Curries. Alas, the flavorful Indian […]

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 […]

Gourmet Restaurant Atlantic City Review

Gourmet Restaurant Atlantic City Review

Even before I hit the Atlantic City boardwalk, I developed a desperate craving for Indian food. Gourmet Restaurant 1608 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 So after getting off the highway I took a detour left to Atlantic Avenue and stopped at Gourmet Restaurant for my Indian fix. The restaurant was poorly lit inside (no […]

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 […]