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Little Pepper's 'Pork Meatball'

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So, my brother's coming to town tomorrow for two days and he wants to eat in Flushing. Last time he was visiting, I introduced him to Little Pepper, and he loved the 'Pork Meatball' so much he went back during the same visit. Problem is that Little Pepper closed down and relocated to a place we don't really have time to get to, so I'm wondering if there's any other Szechuan place in Flushing (near the 7) that serves a similar dish? [On the new Little Pepper menu, the dish looks like it might be called "Meat ball (Pork) in Garlic Sauce" although my two year old memory from their old location is telling me it might have been called something different (although definitely "Pork" and "Meat Ball" were part of the description). I haven't seen/tried anything like it offered at Spicy & Tasty or Chengdu Heaven (although I could be missing something--let me know!)

Or, not to open a can of worms and ask something that's been talked about before in various threads, but what would be the single-most 'unmissable' meal choice in Flushing for someone from a rural Midwestern town who just has a single meal to eat in Flushing?


Spicy & Tasty
39-07 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

Little Pepper
18-24 College Point Blvd, Queens, NY 11356

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  1. The muslim lamb ribs at Fu Run has always been a hit with visitors.

    Fu Run
    40-09 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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    1. re: Joe MacBu

      M&T does an astounding pork meatball.

      Muslim lamb chop at Fu Run is essential, too!

      Fu Run
      40-09 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

      SN New Restaurant
      44-09 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11355

    2. Just because of the shock value, I would point you towards Golden Mall. I always take visitors there even though I don't eat there much anymore. It's gives them a degree of culture shock (especially 3-4 years ago) that you can't get in most of the US. Chengdu Heaven is also probably my favorite Sichuanese place in NYC. I tend to eat cheap and fast so that place has always been a God send to me. Their ma la ta is unrivaled in NYC (no one else really does it, but it's better than the versions I had in China.)

      Why not sub Little Pepper for Chengdu Heaven? The ordering is different (Chengdu Heaven has much better water cooked beef/fish, ma po do fu and double cooked pork, but the beef jerky I love at Little Pepper destroys Chengdu Heaven's version) and the menu at Chengdu Heaven is pretty small, but they do a lot of dishes very very well. They also don't hold back on spice or peppercorns.

      Henan Feng Wei also immerses you into another world though. It's an excellent restaurant, it looks like China inside (especially the backroom) and the food is fantastic. They serve Henan dishes as well as some Hui standards like da pan ji. I personally recommend the da pan ji, the dumplings or dumpling soup, the yangrou paomo (much better than Xian FF's version) their hui mian dishes and the cold starters. Beer is also very cheap (it keeps changing between 1 dollar and 1.50 a can seemingly with the mood of the owner.)

      Golden Shopping Mall
      41-28 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

      Henan Feng Wei
      136-31 41st Ave, Queens, NY 11355

      Little Pepper
      18-24 College Point Blvd, Queens, NY 11356