To outsiders, Taiwanese food can be challenging—which is why most Taiwanese-owned restaurants in Flushing serve food from other parts of China. And why not? Mainland migration to the island over the past century has furnished Taiwan with cooks well-versed in the cuisines of nearly every region. Though the Taiwanese have dominated Flushing since the '80s, now their grip is loosening due to a massive influx of northern Chinese immigrants. This has pushed newer Taiwanese restaurants to the fringes of the neighborhood. Since most patrons are now former islanders—rather than downtown Flushing's pan-Asian mix—it has also freed them to focus on their own home-style cooking. But if you're an outsider, it may be difficult convincing a Taiwanese waitress to let you try... More >>>
There's nothing stinky about the three-cup chicken.