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“Small gem in River Edge”
Review of The Green Papaya

The Green Papaya
Ranked #4 of 33 Restaurants in River Edge
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 22, 2009

My daughter took me to lunch here on my recent visit with her. She and her husband eat here at least once a week, so she could not wait for me to try it. The menu is not large, but every single thing that came out of the kitchen looked wonderful and smelled delicious. Since the appetizers looked so intriguing, we ordered three of them. We started with the roti canai, which is a Malaysian pancake, fried, and served with a curry chicken sauce. This was my least favorite of the appetizers, it is basically a large piece of fried roti bread, though the curry chicken dipping sauce was tasty. Our next appetizer was the homemade crispy tofu, cubes of homemade tofu (which itself is an impressive feat) fried and served with a special sauce. This was my favorite appetizer. The tofu was golden yellow and creamy and delicious, even fried. Our third appetizer, which my daughter swears by, was the pineapple roll. It is a spring roll made with a creamy pineapple filling. It was interesting, well made, but I guess I am just too used to a "regular" spring roll.

I had the Sambal style fish for my main course. The fish was catfish, perfectly cooked, served with crisply cooked vegetables and fried rice. At $7.00, the meal was a bargain. My daughter had her favorite, the Malaysian Curry Noodle soup, which she said she always gets. It is a whole bowl of fresh egg noodles with a coconut curry broth and onions and bean sprouts, and her chosen addition of chicken. Again, for $7.00, this was such a large meal she ended up taking half of it back home.

The owners are present in the restaurant, walking around making sure everything is okay, that your tea is constantly filled, and generally just making you feel welcome. I enjoyed this restaurant and would love to come back again to try some other interesting item on their menu.

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Reviewed February 2, 2009

To be fair, Green Papaya is really Asian fusion (Malaysian, Vietnamese, Singaporean, etc.), not strictly a Thai restaurant. But the food is good overall, the staff is friendly and efficient, and I've become addicted to one particular dish: Malaysian curry noodle soup. I order it with tofu (you can get it with chicken, beef or pork, I think), and the flavor and textures are to die for. It's similar to Singaporean laksa, combining the flavors of chiles, curry and coconut milk. The tofu is lightly fried so that it has a crisp outside and soft, melted interior. It's a messy, filling bowl of noodles and broth!

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Reviewed January 29, 2009

Are you looking for Bubble Tea or Affordable Thai food ? I know just the place ! The Green Papaya. As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted by wonderful smells of Asian cuisine that has been made by hand for you ! Do you want to look over the menu and take a glance ? While browsing through get an order of Rhode ! Its a wonderfully affordable appetizer that you can share with your family. The Green Papaya is a great place to connect with friends and experience Thai food at its best , family owned and operated ! Give it a try I promise you , you cant just go once :)

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Reviewed January 26, 2016
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Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed August 19, 2015
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Date of visit: August 2015
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