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Food Trippin’ New Jersey

All-You-Can-Eat

East Rutherford Branch
East Rutherford Branch

Flaming Grill Buffet selection is a good staple. Good quality for a buffet and well, let’s say this was my 5th time, or so, going hahaha. Imagine about 250 plus dishes ranging drom Chinese classics to Sushi and Hibachi including comfort foods like pizzas and burgers. It’s definitely worth a try. Their menu includes hibachi items, sushi, seaweed salad, soybeans, baked and mashed potatoes, fish, shrimp, rice, french fries, garlic bread, chicken on sticks, chicken w/ broccoli, baked mozarella-spinach.

Not a lot of ambiance, especially on crowded days, but a great place to get a wide selection of decent dishes inexpensively. We spent about 8 USD per head. Definitely not a place to go for moderate eating, I’d suggest you skip breakfast if you plan to head for lunch here.

The Flaming Grill & Supreme Buffet is located at 53 NJ-17, East Rutherford, NJ.  Call them for reservation at +1 201-438-1115.  Visit http://www.flaminggrillbuffet.com for more details.

Salad Bar
Salad Bar
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Deep Fried Goodness
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Hibachi Bar
Sushi Bar
Sushi Bar
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Fish & Veggie Section
All-You-Can-MEat
All-You-Can-MEat
Fruit & Dessert Section
Fruit Section
Something for the baby...
Something for the baby…
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Craw Fish, anyone?
Chocolate fondue dipped fruits..
Chocolate fondue dipped fruits..

Authentic Indian

Shadman Restaurant is another resto we keep coming back to. I love their lunch buffet because you can try a little bit of everything and its delicious! Its perfect for Indian food lovers or someone who is trying to appreciate Pakistani and Indian Cuisines for the first time. A menu full of intriguing entrees, the food were all heavy on sauce in an excellent way, i must say its pretty much spot on for authenticity. The service has always been very attentive whenever we’ve been there. As for price, a buffet per head is about $7 which is very much well worth it, we’ve always left full and very satisfied.

Shadman Restaurant (Pakistani-Indian Cuisine) is located at 293 1/2 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey. Call +1 201 200 0333 for reservation and inquiries. Visit their website at http://www.shadmanrest.com

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Mom & Boss
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Canteen Like Ambiance
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Lamb and Beef Curry
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Tandoori Naannnnnnnnnnn!!!
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Baby Boss’ plate..
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Veggies and more..
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Spinach… Laing Style!
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Cracklings?!
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They only had plain rice that day, no Basmati 😦
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Beans, beans, and more beans…
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Drink Selection (Not included in the buffet, though)
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Dessert.. Kheer or Rice Pudding- Pakistani Style
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Happy Tummies as always…

The Best Pastry in Town

Neptune Bakery & Deli offers a variety of baked goodies. They are well known for “THE BEST” (with much emphasis) custard cups and egg tarts in the city. Neptune was highly recommended to me by a Newyorker relative, who said she would drive all the way to New Jersey just to get a couple of boxes of their famous custard cups at 11 USD for a dozen.

The service was friendly and efficient. Upon ordering I learned that some of their sales persons have Filipino blood. Although I haven’t tried dining-in, I was told that the Deli is recommended only for breakfast.

Neptune Bakery & Deli is located at 1612 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, New Jersey. For advanced orders, call +1 201 333 2374

I swear this Custard Cups are to die for…

Red Ribbon Bakeshop

Anything Filipino or with a Filipino trademark is such a breath of fresh air in a foreign land.

Red Ribbon offers exactly the same items if not most of the cakes and pastries in their Philippine stores at their Jersey City branch.

Our favorite among their cakes is the Ube Cake. We would order one every other weekend.

Red Ribbon is located at 591 Summit Avenue, Jersey City for orders call +1 201 795 1988

Red Ribbon @ Hoboken Avenue
Red Ribbon @ Hoboken Avenue
Coffee for mommy and our favorite Red Ribbon Ube Cake
Coffee for mommy and our favorite Red Ribbon Ube Cake..

Max’s of Manila

Halo-halo Special
Halo-halo Special

Craving for Pinoy HaloHalo has never been a problem for us. We were about 20 giant steps away from a Max’s branch, the only one there is I think in the East Coast.

happy tummies as usual...
happy tummies as usual…

Ofcourse, we love the main dishes too. The all Filipino sarap-to-the-bones Max’s Fried Chicken.. Karekare and Fresh Lumpia, as well as their buko pandan. Feels like home!
Coco and Cacay
Coco and Cacay

Max’s of Manila is located at 687 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. For reservations, call +1 201 795 1988

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20 thoughts on “Food Trippin’ New Jersey

  1. Your post reminds me that I haven’t been able to enjoy buffet for quite sometime now. I love food and eating is my past time. I just dont like the excess calories and the bloated figure that goes along with it. I wish I could enjoy every dish without gaining extra pounds. (That’s just wishful thinking!) thanks for sharing!

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    1. i bet that’s every girl’s wish.. to pig out without its consequences. for the young ones, i guess a little extra pound is okay, but as we get older, it’s not just about figure anymore, we got blood pressures, sugar levels, etc to watch out for and maintain, in order to live or lives more enjoyably…

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  2. @kaity i think red ribbon and max’s has branches in california. as for the rest, they only have it in new jersey, but i’m sure there are other hibachi and indian restos in cali that you’d love.

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  3. Aside from the huge variety of foods, what I knew about restos in the US is that they serve huge amount of food to customers, that disappointingly, we don’t really practice here in the PH. Yung iba mahal na konti pa. :((

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  4. I haven’t pigged out for a while now. I’ve been conscious about my weight since I gave birth 8 months ago (I know right? Life’s not fair). I think I wanna binge on chocolates now coz the fondue looks delicious….

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    1. yes, it is located at newark ave. near five corners in jersey city.. halos magkakatabi sila ng red ribbon, subway (sndwhich) and philam store 🙂

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  5. i am not really good at these eat-all-you-can buffets, but it is nice to try them out once in a while. it’s nice that local restaurants are opening shops overseas. it allows Filipinos abroad to still get a taste of home from across the miles

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  6. Oooh, it’s in New Jersey. I was going to say the salad bar is looking great, but I saw the meat buffet and the rest of it, and I’m like..we should move to NJ! haha. Looks good. Not a fan of crowded places, though I’m not sure I’d notice with that much food, heehee

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