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Jun 15, 2011 12:53 AM

Foods you have drive an hour to find?

Kimchi Chigae, Soba, a decent Al Pastor taco. These are just a few of the things I have to spend an hour in the car to find. I live in West Orange.

Any help finding these would be welcome!

What foods can't you find locally?

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  1. We recently drove an hour to Blue Fish Grill, in Flemington, for their fish and chips. Sensational! And the homemade Key Lime Pie was not too shabby either!

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    1. You will find delicious Al Pastor tacos at North of the Border in Red Bank. Also good, but not as good IMO, are the Al Pastor tacos at El Rancho in Long Branch.

      North of the Border
      176 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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      1. re: fershore

        For what it's worth, North of the Border is easily accessible by train across the street at the Red Bank station...

        North of the Border
        176 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

        1. re: fershore

          Asides from the fact that NYC is closer to me than Red Bank, wouldn't you head south of the Border for good tacos? When you go north of the Border you find stuff like good Chinese food.

          1. re: creamfinger

            I would never consider driving an hour to get tacos from North of the Border. As they are only a 10 minute drive for me, driving around for 50 extra minutes would just be silly.

            1. re: equal_Mark

              10 minutes from me, as well.

              Though there have been times when it's taken me another 10 minutes to find a parking spot.

        2. Cevape, at Cevabdzinica Sarajevo in Queens.

          1. French Prunes, New Catch Dutch Herring.

            1. Where do you go for all these things?

              You can get kimchi chigae in Parsippany which should be less than 1/2 hour from you. I'm surprised there aren't other mexican restaurants that serve al pastor in your area!

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              1. re: joonjoon

                I assume you're referring to Keo Ku. I've been there a few times and each time was worse then the time before. Bad banchan, bad bbq, bad chigae, bad haemul pajeon, bad everything. Fortunately there's a Korean market across the street, so I can make my own.