Best Food Court - 2013
New World Shopping Center
Flushing is home to one of the world's most vibrant and rapidly growing Chinatowns, and you need not look beyond the sidewalk to find Peking duck in spongy mantou, hand-stretched noodles, dumplings, and steamed pork buns. But at the New World Shopping Center, New York's largest indoor Asian mall, you'll find a mind-boggling food court where live lobster is plucked from the tank and then wok-fried and dressed in scallion and ginger, sesame-soy–dressed cold skin noodles glisten with fresh vegetables, crab roe soup dumplings are steamed to order, and ice milk is spun into a cotton candy-like pile of cream topped with red beans, Jell-O cubes, cookies, cereal, and syrups. Dishes here hail from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, China, and Japan, a diverse array of options under a single roof. Stop by JMart on the way out for an overwhelming supermarket selection of Asian foods and produce.