Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bahrs Landing Seafood Restaurant and Marina

Address: 2 Bay Avenue Highlands/Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Tel: 732-872-1245

This summer I got a chance to go back to the Jersey Shore (Joyzee Shaw). They've made major changes to the place since I was younger. We all have memories of the fun yet boring times we had at the shore. Back in the days, most of the Jersey Shore was scary looking... you still get a feel of that if you do drive by The Hood!

I used to love the shore because I would have buckets of steamers, clams on the half shell and freid clam strips! Of course there was the cold pizza we would eat as well!

Well I had the opportunity to relive my childhood feasting days at Bahrs Landing Seafood Restaurant and Marina. It's a great dinner spot and the place has been there since 1917. They have their own private lable of chowder, tobasco sauce and salt I think! For 85 years Bahr's has been the centerpiece of Sandy Hook.

Of course we had the chowder! New England Clam Chowder ... I love the stuff! But no matter what I still think Jay's Diner up in Rochester serves one of the meanest Chowders in the Tri-State Area.

New England Style Clam Chowder (White) Cup $4.50

Steamers - Purified Maine Softshell Clams served with broth and drawn butter. Market Rate

Fried Calamari - classic lightly breaded tender rings and tentacles served with a zesty marinara sauce. $11.50

Raw Bar Table Trio - Clams, Oysters, and Shrimp Cocktail $25.95

Bahrs Seafood Sampler
A combination of broiled or fried sea scallops, shrimp, fish fillet, & tender fried clam strips

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Zento Contemporary Japanese Restaurant

I was exctied about Zento opened up at Dempsey Hill but was kinda disappointed when I went to try it. The food was good and interesting but we felt that they could have done better with more interesting concoctions for the vegetarian - it couuld also have been because Dyana was not around when we were ordering.

There were a few interesting dishes like their handroll which was made of a soyabean paper instead of the typical nori seaweed that they use.
Shown here is the Crunchy Spicy Tuna Roll
The Asparagus Salad was refreshing
Riceless Maki = Mango sashimi! A combination of three fish- Salmon, Tuna, Yellowtail, together with a slice of avocado and mango wrapped in rice paper.
Wagyu and Shrimp rolls delicious! The waygu beef sushi rolls were topped with melted gruyre and garlic sauce!
Would I go back? Probably ... but not that often. I do like the handroll very much!
Address: 18B Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6474 0378