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Oct 13, 2006 05:46 PM

Top 5 unzagated authentic "ethnic" food in Queens?

I'd like to know where to eat authentic, non-mainstream (e.g. no popular: European, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, etc.) off-the-beaten track, more obscure, food.

A place where food critics and zagateers don't frequent. (Or haven't yet.)

Or am I asking too much?

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  1. Khao Homm- Thai food a few blocks from Sripraphai, had an excellent meal there a few months ago.

    1. Khao Homm closed in early August.

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      1. re: Mike V

        Really! I was there around Aug 9th or 10th.

      2. I'm going to say what I think 99% of the people who read your post are thinking: Use the search function. This board is pretty much dedicated to the premise of finding the types of places you seek. Good luck!

        1. Okay I'm running out the door, it's Friday night, but on the spur of the moment, west to east, Spicy Mina, Renee's Kitchenette, Coatzingo, Pequena Colombia, Rincon Criollo... and that's just Jackson Heights!!!

          1. Are Balkan-style pizzas on Zagat's radar? If not, pop over to Djerdan in Astoria.

            Or how about a Bosna Burger (pjlescevica)? Bosna Express, in Ridgewood, serves up a masterful patty about the size of a frisbee. The party's in your mouth, brother. They also serve little torpedoes of beauty called Cevapi, sausages that explode with flavor.

            Shalom, one of many wonderful Uzbeki joints in Rego Park, presents a succulent salmon kebab amongst other delicious tidbits worth biting off of a stainless steel blade.

            Down south, in the scantily mentioned neighborhood of Briarwood, on Hillside, El Comal serves up about 8 or 9 different kinds of Salvadoran pupusas (stick with those, over the mediocre chicken).

            A block or so away is El Rey, which serves up as hearty a Dominican Breakfast as you're likely to have anywhere. Down it with some Spanish Coffee - it'll keep you going for days.