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Great Xiao Long Bao at Diverse Dim Sum, Flushing Mall Food Court

Peter Cuce Mar 2, 2012 06:59 PM

Tipped off by a friend, I paid my first visit in ages to the mostly moribund Flushing Mall Food Court to check out a new stall called Diverse Dim Sum. As promised, the crab xiao long bao were among the best in NYC, with thinner wrappers than Nan Xiang, delicious soup, and good pork/crab filling. The meat was ever so slightly over cooked and so wasn't as tender as it could have been. I can't remember how much I paid, but it wasn't expensive. Six to an order.

I'm told the silken tofu w/ peanuts at this stall is also great, but I didn't try it. I'm looking forward to sampling lots of other dumplings here.

Crab Xiaolongbao photo

Flushing Mall Food Court
133-31 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
38-12 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

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    Lau Mar 12, 2012 07:43 PM

    hmm very interesting, weird that anything is opening there now...will give it a try

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    1. re: Lau
      rschwim Mar 12, 2012 09:06 PM

      I went the other day to compare with Nan Xiang (which for me is a little better) but they were very good here... and no line... They don't use the "non-stick cabbage" (I can't believe I just got the opportunity to use those words together!) so even though I was very careful I still wound up ripping 2 of the 6 open trying to extricate them from the steamer...

      Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
      38-12 Prince St, Queens, NY 11354

      1. re: rschwim
        Lau Mar 13, 2012 06:49 AM

        haha yah ill def check it out

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      timIam Mar 10, 2012 06:38 AM

      Went there yesterday and the crab Xiao Long Bao was great as promised! Would like to hear your take on the other things there -- I tried a couple other things that turned out OK but not great -- a "parsley pot-stick" that turned out to be a fried bao bun and a cabbage-fish item from the C menu that turned out to be a spring roll. Both were good but I was expecting more of a pot-sticker type thing....maybe the "pot stick" just means that it's fried after steaming....still have a lot to learn about Flushing!

      1. scoopG Mar 5, 2012 05:38 AM

        Thanks for this - will have to stop in. I actually prefer the Flushing Mall as the New World one is just too hectic.

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          AubWah Mar 3, 2012 03:10 PM

          They have to be better than the alleged XLB at the "Shanghai restaurant" in Fei Long Food Court in Sunset Park. Sorry excuse for pork soup dumplings. Where is the soup fellas?

          Fei Long Market
          6301 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

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            Chandavkl Mar 3, 2012 12:30 PM

            Another new stall at this supposedly condemned facility? I guess that's a story in itself!

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