We used to meet in Hoboken but with all the detours from the viaduct under construction, we decided to meet in her neck of the woods instead.
Rasoi] - it turned out that the true treat for us was the Filipino [Pinoy] community in her neighborhood.
Seven per cent of Jersey City's population is Filipino. The Five Corners district [where we found ourselves] has a thriving Pinoy community. Dubbed Little Manila, it is the largest Asian-American subgroup in the city. Newark Avenue's strip of Filipino culture and commerce dwarfs that of New York.
|Five Corners District|
|Five Corners Branch Library|
|Red Ribbon Bakeshop|
To walk off our full bellies after getting stuffed on the buffet, we meandered over to Red Ribbon for coffee and dessert. No Pinoy meal is ever complete without dessert!
These buttery little cakes are delicious, light and fluffy wonders that just melt in your mouth. They go perfectly with coffee for the perfect merienda treat.
|The contents of our day's loot bag.|
Outside, we walked past Max's Restaurant, famous for it's roast fried chicken.
Phil-Am Grocery - the biggest and oldest in the district.
|Made to order lechon & brazo. Avon products for sale.|