I decided to put together s little "best of" list for my central nj / jersey shore roamings and I am starting with Asian cuisine.
West Lake Seafood - Wonton Soup, Beef, Black Mushroom and Chinese Sausage Casserole, Any Salt and Chili dish, any Whole Fish dish.
Chinese Food Mart (Crown Palace adjacent in Middletown) Chinese BBQ, esp the boneless pork and the duck.
Pad Thai - Chinese Sausage Fried Rice, Jumbo Shrimp and Avocado in Curry, any Garlic Sauce dish, Laab, and most things I've eaten have been as good as anywhere.
Thai Chili - Papaya Salad, Tom Kha Gai, any Tamarind Sauce dish.
Far East Taste - In my long association with this place, I have never had a bad dish. The Whole Fish dishes are sometimes the best.