River Edge, NJ Area Restaurants You Need to Know About: The Green Papaya

Asian Fusion cuisine is a delicious and often spicy blend of dishes from Thailand, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore. One of the best spots to find interesting and appetizing Asian Fusion dishes is at The Green Papaya, located at 110 Kinderkamack Road in River Edge, New Jersey (just seconds from Route 4, and minutes from Paramus and Hackensack).

The Green Papaya is influenced in concept by trendy noodle bars of Asian cities, fused with the relaxed and sociable ambience of continental European cafés. Each dish is prepared with natural ingredients, spices, and herbs to bring to you the distinctive flavors of different Asian regions.

The menu features dishes such as buttery roti canai bread with a sultry curry dipping sauce, tender and perfectly marinated Saigon Beef, and plump wontons bursting with fresh shrimp in a soothing chicken broth. They also serve refreshing fruit smoothies, frothy tea with black tapioca pearls, and a wide selection of other hot and cold drinks.

The food at the Green Papaya is exceptionally fresh and lively, and the prices are surprisingly affordable.

Since all the dishes are made fresh to order, the chefs can adjust the levels of spiciness from fairly mild to outright incendiary, depending on your taste or tolerance.

For the health-conscious, you'll be happy to know that the majority of their dishes are quickly flash fried in a wok to lock in the natural goodness of the vegetables and herbs, while keeping fat to a minimum. There are a number of vegetarian options including vegan chicken and the tofu that are made in-house daily.

The Green Papaya is located at 110 Kinderkamack Road in River Edge, New Jersey. The restaurant is open 6 days a week (closed on Tuesdays) for dining in, taking out, and catering. For more information, call 201-678-1888.

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