Summertime in Quebec

August 29, 2013

Rachel and I just got back from 8 days in Quebec City and Montreal — there’s so many photos we took of the sights we saw and the food we ate, that’s it’s too much for one post. But here’s some highlights of our favorite things.

Quebec City, as seen from the 10th floor of the Hilton facing the old city and Esplanade Park.

Summertime is the best time to check out Quebec. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.

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NJ Dining: Petite Soochow (UPDATED)

June 27, 2010

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Petite Soochow
607 Gorge Rd, Cliffside Park, NJ
(201) 313-1666

The abrupt permanent closure of my favorite Shanghainese-style Chinese restaurant, China 46 in Ridgefield Park, forced me into seeking out alternatives for Xiǎolóngbāo, the elusive “Soup Dumpling” or “Steamed Juicy Bun” that originates from Shanghai and is also a popular dish in Hong Kong and Taipei. It’s also served in a number of Shanghai-style Chinese restaurants in New York City’s Chinatown, such as Joe’s Shanghai, Shanghai Cuisine, and New Green Bo.

Fortunately I had recently heard of another Shanghainese restaurant, Petite Soochow, from another foodie blogger, TommyEats, on a random New Jersey post at the CNET Chowhound forums site. Petite Soochow, which has been in business for just over a year, is the second incarnation of a defunct Shanghainese restaurant in Saddle Brook, Old Soochow. Somehow this place managed to escape earlier notice, but I’m very happy I saw Tommy’s post, because Petite Soochow is probably one of the best authentic Chinese restaurants in Northern NJ.

Petite Soochow in Gorge Road in Cliffside Park.

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