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First Visit to Flushing

bgoedhard Feb 20, 2010 09:00 AM

I will be working for the month of March on Main Street in Flushing. I need advice on bars and restaurants in the area. I like all foods.

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    kathryn RE: bgoedhard Feb 20, 2010 08:03 PM


    1. Chandavkl RE: bgoedhard Feb 20, 2010 08:11 PM

      If you like Chinese food, Flushing has the best in New York. The portion of Main St. near the subway station and LIRR station is almost exclusively Chinese now. Numerous detailed threads on this board talk about individual restaurants and food courts in the area. Check out the Golden Mall food court downstairs at 41-28 Main St. for a unique experience like being whisked thousands of miles away. Further south on Main St. are Indian, Pakistani etc. concentrations that might also interest you.

      1. scoopG RE: bgoedhard Feb 21, 2010 04:22 AM

        Chung Hua - Wenzhou

        Sichuan in Flushing:

        Golden Palace - Dongbei

        Gu-Shine - Taiwanese

        Hunan House:

        Imperial Palace - Cantonese:

        M&T - Qingdao:

        Main Street Imperial Taiwanese:

        Northeast Taste Chinese Food - Dongbei

        Yi Jia - Taiwanese

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          MOREKASHA RE: scoopG Feb 21, 2010 04:53 AM

          This is what Chowhound is really about and best at. Sharing the love. Not Bouley vs Per Se but the xxploration of other cultures via food. Long live Chowhound and all the posters

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            bigjeff RE: MOREKASHA Mar 1, 2010 06:54 AM

            not to say there isn't room for plenty of debate on Ocean Jewel vs Gala Manor, Red Chopsticks vs Laifood, Spicy and Tasty vs Little Pepper, King 5 vs Nan-Bei-He! Blessed are those (I actually mean us) who have all these choices and can have these debates! Thanks Scoop for the wrapup.

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            j0cy0223 RE: scoopG Feb 21, 2010 05:09 PM

            Thanks, scoopG. Great links!

          3. janie RE: bgoedhard Feb 23, 2010 04:12 PM


            Great inexpensive lunch specials at Spicy and Tasty. Great place...you will find it talked about on the threads listed below.

            1. Jeffsayyes RE: bgoedhard Feb 24, 2010 07:00 AM

              one month working in flushing... you are going to eat very well.

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                billy917 RE: bgoedhard Feb 27, 2010 01:42 AM

                i guess they covered downtown flushing for chinese but good korean food can be found in the vicinity of 150th and roosevelt. (best bet would be after work dinner?)

                hanjoo on 41-06 149 place has awesome triple layer pork belly cooked on a crystal grill on the table. many different marinades and cuts are available. my favorite the dwenjang pork and green tea pork.

                geum sung 40-09 149 place for the best neng myung and seafood pancakes. try the grounded bean seafood pancake. it is absolutely the best i've had in both categories. try ohgapee noodles with the saekkom sauce. it's a spicy cold broth with noodles that aren't as chewy as the usual chik nengmyung.

                if you walk towards northern blvd on mainstreet there's a quiet chicken specialty place open till late called debasaki (www.debasaki.com). they have the most awesome fish cake soup/casserole i've ever had, aside from seoul. they use quality ingredients. do try their stuffed korean chicken wings. awesome.

                have fun and good luck!

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                  Polecat RE: billy917 Mar 1, 2010 04:57 PM

                  great list of some places i haven't tried yet. thanks.

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                  Glendale is hungry RE: bgoedhard Mar 1, 2010 08:20 AM

                  Hi bgoedhard,

                  If you have an open mind about baked goods, you might enjoy Paris Baguette immensely. It's in the Queens Crossing Mall (street level) directly across the street from Jade Asian dim sum. The things they sell are French-Asian hybrids, which I like very much.

                  I've posted about it before here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/669220

                  As I said previously, I've liked what I've had here very much but please be aware that there are also several posters on Chowhound who think this place sucks EGGS! (with a capital SUCK!)—and they are a strangely determined bunch

                  You can read those posts here:


                  ....and then judge for yourself if Paris Baguette is something you might want to try. One of the posters mentions that the fried items at Paris Baguette tasted like old fryer oil. I've never experienced this.

                  By the way, the negative comments for Paris Baguette come from an extended orgiastic Cannelle Patisserie posting frenzy (don't get me wrong, Cannelle Patisserie is wonderful in itself but it's very different from Paris Baguette). It's neither purely French, nor purely Asian.

                  Have a wonderful, food-filled month!


                  Glendale is hungry...

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