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Strip Mall Shangri-Las

MGZ | Mar 12, 201506:50 AM

As many of you are no doubt aware - if not also constantly reminded - New Jersey's state highways are bracketed by a seemingly endless number of strip malls (as well marred with a seemingly infinite number of potholes). Such locations have long permitted small restaurants to establish homes. A valuable outcome for such an often vile form of development - and likely part of the reason we suffer so few national chain restaurants when compared to the rest of the Nation.

On a recent trip to Cherry Hill, we stumbled upon one that held what appeared three solid places for chow (Route 70 East). Although I recognized Han Dynasty from older posts on this Board , we started with bi bim bap, kalbi, and fried chicken at the Korean place, Dolsot House, and were quite pleased. Excited, I convinced my wife to walk the twenty-some paces to Han and took on a smaller, second lunch of dumplings and dan dan noodles. Limitations of time and stomach* meant we would have to leave the Greek joint for the next time (though, it appeared to be the most crowded of the three).

So, it got me wondering. Where else in the Garden State, nestled between the nail salons, dry cleaners, and vape stores, is there another collection of great places to eat? Other strip malls where getting multiple takeouts simultaneously, so as to have a picnic in the bed of the truck, a viable, perhaps ideal, option?

* I should've skipped breakfast.

Dolsot House | Korean BBQ Restaurant
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