Looking for the weirdest foods places you hounds can think of..anything from cow utters to pig intestines...anywhere in NJ!
re: corvette johnny
Marisqueira MOST DEFINITELY IS. The place you're thinking of is on the corner of Bridge Street and McCarter Hwy, right? That changed hands--but Marisqueira is IN the Ironbound and very much still open! There are a ton of places (including supermarkets) owned by the Seabra's family.
I love weird food!!
A must do for any lover of weird foods is Korean Sashimi. The following will be available for your consumption:
Other weird things they serve:
Crispy fried whole smelt-like fish filled with roe, eaten whole.
On the Korean topic, some Korean restaurants serve:
Congealed blood soup
Raw cured crab
Fish egg soup
There's a Korean/Chinese skewer joint in Palisades Park that has the following parts of various animals:
There are a few things on the menu that I'm not familiar with!
Various Chinese places have a lot of weird stuff, like:
You can get some interesting stuff like intestines, tripe, head, and tongue at a lot of authentic taco joints. Menudo comes loaded with tripe and feet which is awesome.
I love getting chicken hearts at rodizio.
Some Japanese places have whole fried crispy shrimp heads which are awesome. I dunno if that qualifies for weird for you.
For more weird stuff go to flushing...the Chinese will eat pretty much anything...and you can find pretty much everything they eat in flushing. Last time I tried some roasted duck head which was pretty interesting.
Also, I know you were looking for restaurants but it doesn't get much weirder than 1000-year old egg which most asian markets will have. My personal favorite "weird food" is probably Korean cured fish guts and eggs. I've never seen a restaurant serve it but you can easily find it at Korean markets.
I think that's pretty much all I can think of for now. If any of these interest you I'd be happy to give some recommendations!
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pokoo-sushi-a... (Might be closed
)http://www.yelp.com/biz/dong-hae-susa... (hit or miss
)There's another place near Ridgefield Park but I don't remember the name...
Some Korean restaurants:
To Sok Chon for various pork parts and blood sausage. (http://www.yelp.com/biz/to-soc-chon-f...)
Try their various beef/tendon dishes and sea snails.
Tendon, tripe, intestines, fish egg rice (al-bap), and some other things http://www.yelp.com/biz/kam-na-mu-gou...
These are all-purpose korean joints with big menus and you can get things like intestines (grilled/stew), fish head, raw beef (yook-hwe), stir fried baby octopus (ju-goo-mi), raw crab (gae jang), blood cake soup (hae-jang gook), fish egg rice (al bap) and fish egg soup.
Hope that helps!
Found a couple other places that seem interesting that I want to check out...
This place is literally called "Large intestine" in Korean:
This place has blood sausge + blood cake soup! http://www.yelp.com/biz/shinpo-restua...
Been here, it's a decent Korean Sashimi joint: http://www.yelp.com/biz/bada-story-fo...