Culinary Corner




SEEKING A NEW RESTAURANT?

Seak (South East Asian Kitchen) opened its doors in August, providing Thai and Vietnamese-inspired tastes to Bergen natives and visitors alike. The restaurant even offers authentic drinks like Thai Iced Tea, which Desiree DiMuro, 29, of Edgewater thought was “absolutely perfect.” You can sit down for dinner and order small plates like Chili Salted Chicken Wings and Banh Mi Frites, or their varied red, yellow and green curries as your main course. Owner James Wang has been in the restaurant business for more than 15 years, and many of the menu’s recipes have been passed down from his family. Says DiMuro: “I spent two weeks in Thailand last February, and the flavors in Seak’s Tofu Pad Thai were very close to what I had in the motherland.”

Seak, 725 River Rd. #30, Edgewater, 201.402.3400; seaknj.com

MADE FOR YOU

Mado, a Mediterranean joint with Turkish influences, is getting a reputation as one of the best places in Bergen to grab an authentic Middle-Eastern dish. No wonder: The restaurant’s executive chef Cengiz Cakan worked at Cliffside Park’s Turkish Kitchen before making the move to Mado. The menu offers a medley of kebabs, wraps and grilled meats, as well traditional desserts like Baklava, a rich pastry filled with chopped nuts and honey, and Kunefe, a shredded wheat and cheese tart topped with sweet syrup and pistachios. The exotic spot is open for dinner seven days a week and is already gaining a following. “My favorite dish has to be the grilled whole bronzini—with the fish’s bones and head!” says Christine Guillermo, 33, of Englewood. “Plus I love the beautiful space and friendly service.”

Mado, 570 Kinderkamack Rd., River Edge, 201.265.3629; madorestaurant.net

HITS THE SPOT

Have you been to The Green Spot in Bergenfield yet? The town’s latest addition is a salad, panini and wrap shop right on Washington Avenue. Catherine Sosa, 39, of Fort Lee has been to the restaurant six times since its opening in early August and has tried the grilled chicken, salmon and churrasco. Each comes with a salad, but you can also build your own full-size salad at the bar. “I also love the smoothies here!” Sosa says. The drinks have fun names like “The Green Lantern,” a smoothie with spinach, kale and broccoli; “Berried Alive,” consisting of a variety of berries; and “Absolute Workout,” with protein powder, banana and almond milk. Feel free to choose your own ingredients and take your smoothie to go.

The Green Spot Salad Bar, 6B South Washington Ave., Bergenfield, 201.338.4913

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