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Where is the Basement Food Court Entrance for New World Mall?

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It confused me today. Do you enter from Roosevelt or a different street? Only saw escalator going up on Main Street. I swung by The Taiwanese stall at the Savor Food Court and had the Salt and Pepper Chicken with rice. The accompaniments were tremendous, Bean Curd, Cabbage, slices of Taiwanese sausage,a pickled green, the egg, a perfect palate cleansing broth. The chicken itself was fried exquisitely. Then I swung by old favorite Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan for their legendary Chairman Mao's Braised Pork. The accompanying greens nestled under the pillows of pork are the perfect sponge to soak up the deeply flavored, star anise accented sauce. I would like to survey the New World Mall Court, but not sure it has anything to offer that would beat the two aforementioned meals

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New World Mall
40-21 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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  1. Amazing after 6 months or more there is no signage for the Mall at the Main Street entrance

    Anyway,you enter on Roosevelt, just go east 50 yards or so from Main Street - Macy's is a short distance beyond!

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    1. re: micheal

      I wonder if there's no signage as it doesn't seem intended as an entrance. Yes, there's an "up" escalator but it leads you directly into the checkout counters for JMart. I doubt JMart wants even more folks coming in that way.

    2. Thanks for the report - those are two of my favorite spots. I guarantee there are some delights to be had at the New World Mall. If you enter on Main Street go up the escalator, hang a left through the supermarket, and either take the elevators on the left down to level C or walk a few steps further and take the righthand escalators down to the food court.
      The Ma La Xiang Guo at Tian Fu (stall #24) is a must-order - I'm addicted to it. You can read more about it in this thread (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/785435). btw, there's a new Taiwanese stall on the east wall. I have a picture somewhere if I can dig it up. I haven't tried anything there yet.

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      New World Mall
      40-21 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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      1. re: Peter Cuce

        I've eaten at Tian Fu. That''s the place where you get the big metal bowl. But I see folks with big wooden bowls and those look like they have more hot peppers. Any notion where you get the wooden bowls? Have you had it and it is good?

        1. re: ForestHillsFresser

          I'm not as big of a fan of the other ma la xiang guo. You get it from stall 16/17.

      2. Thanks for the assistance FlushingHounds. Tian Fu seems cool, but not ideal for single diners and I wonder if I might find the ma la flavor somewhat monotonous. What I am really on the look out for are the show stopping noodle soups in Flushing. The best I know as of now is the spare rib noodle soup from Gourmet Noodle and Delicacy on College Point. I think its Wenzhou cuisine

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        1. re: AubWah

          Tian Fu is fine for single diners. I go there alone fairly often. Since you're the one that stipulates how much and what you get (and pay by the pound), you never need to end up with a monotonous amount of food.

          1. re: Peter Cuce

            what combination of ingredients do you like the best?

            1. re: AubWah

              Haven't figured out the optimal combo yet, if such a thing exists - there are so many choices. I do especially enjoy the pig's blood, the spam and the fish balls. I can do without the seaweed that looks like it's tied into a knot and the beef, which seems a bit tough.