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Ethiopian, Morrocan, Mid Eastern in Monmouth?

HollyG Apr 16, 2008 07:22 PM

I miss the diversity of the city and find myself wondering if there are any good ethnic foods in Monmouth County, NJ other than Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Mexican? Injerra anyone?

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  1. val ann c RE: HollyG Apr 16, 2008 08:10 PM

    I like the Lebanese Zaitooni Deli in Red Bank. See discussion: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/400956

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      RGR RE: HollyG Apr 16, 2008 10:05 PM

      Marmara, in Manalapan, serve very good Turkish food.

      For Ethiopian, there's Makeda, in New Brunswick. I've never tried it.

      Sadly, no Morrocan.

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        jsfein RE: HollyG Apr 17, 2008 03:19 AM

        I recently tried Sister Sue's (Trinidadian) in Asbury Park and really enjoyed my meal.

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          njeggy1 RE: HollyG Apr 17, 2008 04:54 AM

          You'll have to venture outside of Monmouth (but not far) to get these kinds of food. Makeda in New Brunswick is excellent. Also try Awujoh in Somerset for African food. It's family run and fantastic. You'll have to travel a bit farther for Moroccan food - Marakesh in Montclair is probably the closest.

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            RGR RE: njeggy1 Apr 17, 2008 02:16 PM

            I just realized the mistake I made in my post re: Makeda. It's in Middlesex, not Monmouth. But, as you say, njeggy1, not too far.

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              Spiritchaser RE: njeggy1 Apr 17, 2008 02:50 PM

              Makeda is fantastic and eating Ethopian style is very social and lots of fun. And nearby you also have 7 Hills in Highland Park for Turkish. As noted by others, not Monmouth, but worth the trip.

            2. Gwendolen RE: HollyG Apr 18, 2008 06:31 PM

              I'll have to agree that Makeda in New Brunswick is excellent.

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