|One of the first dishes I prepared at home after returning from a vacation in Montreal was a gooey frittata with egg whites, sliced Swiss cheese, shredded Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, plum tomatoes and pesto, all from Costco Wholesale.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
I've been having fun looking in our refrigerator and kitchen cabinets, and preparing meals at home after eight days of eating out in Montreal restaurants.
Some of the wonderfully rich food we ate on vacation undoubtedly contained butter and cream, two things I never cook with.
Now, I'm back to organic quinoa, brown rice and whole-wheat pasta, wild salmon, a simple green salad with every dinner, lots of fruit, reduced-fat cheeses and cooking with extra-virgin olive oil.
|Unlike bottled green salsas made in Mexico, Archer Farms Roasted Salsa Verde contains sugar.|
When I plated the fish with reheated leftover quinoa, I added chopped oregano and mint from our garden, above and below.
|Rich Soybean Soft Tofu at So Gong Dong in Palisades Park.|
|Cabbage kimchi is one of the four side dishes that come with the meal, and you can ask for as much as you can eat. Hot or cold tea also is included.|
|Pickled radish and jalapeno pepper.|
|Besides soft tofu, we also ordered a seafood pancake ($12), but took most of it home. The simple dining room has tables to accommodate multigenerational Korean families.|
|The expanded place-mat menu also offers pork and beef barbecue, dumplings, ramyun, bibimbap and other traditional Korean dishes.|
So Gong Dong, 118 Broad Ave., 2nd Floor, Palisades Park; 1-201-313-5550. Open 7 days. Free parking on side streets.
Other So Gong Dongs are in Manhattan and Hartsdale, N.Y.