Eat your way through Queens Chinatown

flushing_chinatown_9Golden Shopping Mall, 41-36 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

golden_shopping_mallInside there are many little stalls pumping out some amazing smelling food, but to tell it true, I didn’t even get past the storefront space. Little English communication was available, but I just pointed to what I wanted and inhaled one of the best pork buns of my life!!

White Bear, 135-02 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

white_bear_chinatown_queensGet the wontons in hot oil at this hole in the wall joint, 12 of them for $5 makes an awesome meal. They are made fresh daily, steamed, spicy, juicy, and out of this world. If you want to take some home, order a batch of the frozen ones.

Fu Ran, 40-09 Prince St, Flushing, NY 11354

fu_ran_queensFor more of a sit down spot with service, this place is great. We enjoyed a window seat perfect for people watching, but what was even better were the people walking the streets were watching us! We were the only ones sitting at a table who weren’t speaking Chinese. Tea, scallion pancakes, and dumplings were all quite scrumptious.

New Flushing Bakery, New World Mall, 135-45 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

new_flushing_bakery_queens_9Time for dessert! This spot is known for their Portuguese egg tarts, but I’ve already had one of those (in Toronto) and decided to try a Hong Kong style, It wasn’t nearly as sweet as the caramelized Portuguese version, but still very tasty indeed. It had a flakey tart with a creamy center. There are different flavors such as green tea, sweet potato, and pineapple.

Fang Gourmet Tea, 135-25 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

fang_gourmet_tea_queensTucked away in a mall, head inside and teapots will be an indicator you’ve found the spot. You’ll want to try out a tea tasting ceremony, it is a very enjoyable experience. Teas range from $5-$20, I went for a Puerh, something I’d never tried before, while my friend tried out the chrysanthemum. The process is slow, it makes you truly appreciate what you are drinking. The tea is poured up to four times, each steeping tastes a bit different. Our guide didn’t speak fluent English, but we got by with hand symbols and Google translate,

fang_gourmet_tea_queens_1and had a wonderful time.

CoCo Tea, 39-22 Main St Flushing, NY 11354

coco_fresh_tea_and_juice_queensOn a super busy intersection, you can find solace at first sip. What’s your poison? The menu is huge. Bubble tea, milk tea, fruity tea, yakult, tea macchiato, or tea latte? Or chocolate, slushy, and smoothie drinks. Service was fast tea was and my Matcha latte was comfortingly warm. Perfect on a cool fall day!

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