Thursday, January 13, 2011

Returning to Galapagos

GalapagosImage via Wikipedia
The Galapago Islands are the inspiration for an Ecuadorian restaurant in Hackensack.

I had breakfast again at Galapagos Restaurant in Hackensack, this time ordering the bolon I saw another customer eating on Tuesday.

What I thought was a mound is actually a ball of green plantains and a crumbly white cheese that are deep fried and served with a piquant, chopped salad of tomato, red onion and cilantro.

It's a little smaller than a softball, and makes a tasty and filling breakfast. I asked for mine without the usual pork. You also can get it with eggs or rice and beans on the side.

I was liberal with the homemade and bottled Mexican hot sauces on the counter. 

The bill was $4, but I forgot cash and the restaurant only accepts credit cards for meals of $10 or more, so the owner asked me to return with the money later today.

I'm planning to go for dinner with my wife and son and try a seafood rice dish that looks like an Ecuadorian paella.

Galapagos Restaurant, 222 Main St., Hackensack; 201-342-2222.
Accepts credit cards, $10 minimum.

1 comment:

  1. The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of endemic species (birds, land and sea animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.


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