food and art in jersey city, nj

my dad was in town for a few days so he joined us on our saturday adventure to jersey city, nj. i heard there were a lot of filipinos in jersey city which means there is filipino food to be had in jersey city.

gr3’s friend’s mom, Eunju Kang, is an artist and we went to her open studio event there. but before we went to the studio, we went to eat (of course).

i found a new favorite filipino restaurant in the nyc area: Max’s of Manila in jersey city. i already want to go back.

we had to wait for a table, but it was worth it. everyone there was filipino except my dear husband. it was like we were in the philippines! we ordered: lumpia shanghai, their special chicken, pancit, crispy pata, halo-halo and pandan.

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with full bellies we stopped at Casa Victoria to buy some filipino treats and then made our way to the art studio in the more industrial part of jersey city.

inside eunju’s studio we saw her colorful art work. it was also neat to see the space she creates in. the kids were inspired.

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she has a beautiful view too.


the kids bought some notebooks and cards. my husband and i contemplated one of her pieces which we did end up purchasing. i can’t wait to have it up in our home. it means so much to us to know the artist and what the piece is about. eunju is a warm, cheerful artist with a good heart.

what a day: food, art and sharing it with family. thanks, jersey city.


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