Flushing (New York)

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    How to Have a Tasty NYC Staycation

    Summers empty out our fair city on the weekends, and why wouldn't that be the case? Dozens of picturesque beaches and towns are a short train ride away. But there's an advantage to staying in the Big Apple on Saturdays, Sundays, and even, yes, summer Fridays: It's easier to get coveted reservations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    A Taste of Michelin-starred Jungsik's French-inflected Korean Fare

    For this week's review, I took the Long Island Railroad out to Auburndale, Flushing, to sample Gap Soon Cho's Korean home cooking at Myung San (162-21 Depot Road, Queens; 718-888-1245). The matriarchal chef delights guests with the funky, fermented soybean soup known as cheonggukjang, colloquially r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Peking Duck Buns from the stall outside Corner 28, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Peking Duck Buns from the stall outside Corner 28 (4028 Main Street, Queens, 718-886-6628), $1 Nearly all the pleasures of a Peking duck feast in your hand...for a buck.

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    July 18, 2013

    Where to Find Uyghur Food in NYC

    Via Brighton Beach restaurant Cafe Kashkar, I explore the cuisine of the Uyghur people, an ethnic minority of Turkic Muslims in China's northwest, in this week's Village Voice. Though the Uyghur people comprise less than one percent of China's population, the food is popular throughout that country' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Korean Naengmyun, Spectacularly Served in a Bowl Made of Ice

    Keeping your noodles cold and refreshing The night before last I had the pleasure of dining with Matt Robard, one of the critics who participated in the new Korean Restaurant Guide: New York. This publication of the Korean Food Foundation, an arm of the Korean government, is available as a free pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Biang! Brings Lamb Dumplings to Xi'an Famous Foods

    Dumpling obsessives rejoice: the East Village location of Xi'an Famous Foods is now serving the lamb-stuffed dumplings that drew rave reviews at their Flushing restaurant, Biang!. The plump little nuggets are the creation of chef David Shi, and five bucks will score you a custom-cooked order of six. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Sea Cucumber: What Is It and Can I Put It in a Salad?

    Three kinds of sea cucumbers, ranging in price from $25 to $110 per pound There's nothing vegetarian about a sea cucumber, and, though you can cut it up and use it in a salad, it isn't green and doesn't crunch. Also known as sea slug (or less felicitously as sea rat), the creatures are shell-less ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2012

    In Flushing, Street Cart Food Moves Indoors

    One of these dishes is #17 in our countdown, but which one? Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. A few days ago, Fork in the Road detailed how Northern Chinese B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Savor Fusion Food Court, How to Measure Flour

    Serious Eats heads down to Flushing and reports on the Savor Fusion Food Court. [Serious Eats] How to measure flour: "Use a spoon to stir the flour in the container. Drop spoonfuls of flour into a measuring cup until it's overflowing, then sweep a knife across the rim to make an even surface." [Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2012

    Bloomberg Health Alert: Tofu Blamed For Two Cases of Botulism

    Ok, we're going to make an important distinction here: Tofu is funny. Botulism, not so funny. Tofu is a soy-based, largely flavorless paste that can be molded into interesting shapes. Botulism is a scary bacterial disease which causes cramps, choking, nausea and vomiting before death. Well, the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Offered Without Comment

    Handbag store, Bleecker Street, West Village, Sunday, 8:45pm

  • Dining

    January 18, 2012

    Land of Plenty: Old Money Burns Its Tongue

    In a good way. Some Sichuan spice for 58th Street.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    The 10 Tastiest Things To Eat at the New World Mall Food Court

    ​The peanut Pure Snowy at Snopo Last week, Counter Culture rode the long silvery escalators downstairs to the humongous new food court at the New World Mall in Flushing. Obviously, would couldn't eat everything at the 28 stalls -- many of which offered multiple specialties -- but we did sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Our 10 Best Things to Eat During the Dog Days of Summer in NYC

    ​Rock 'n' rollin' with the Wasabi Arctic Surf Clams The dog days of summer started barking prematurely this year, as heat and pollution settled on the city last Friday like a filthy shag carpet. What to eat during this difficult period? A thick steak is probably the last thing you want, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Take Your Java Jones East: Asian Instant Coffees

    ​If you love the convenience of Starbucks VIA but find it a tad expensive for your instant-coffee needs ($10 for 12 sticks), pop over to your closest Chinese supermarket in Chinatown or Flushing to look for these cheap and tasty alternatives, by way of Southeast Asia. (IOG in Fresh Meadows, Qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Five Dishes Worth Traveling From Anywhere To Get

    ​The steamed fish head with pickled chili sauce is a Hunanese miracle. Reviewing restaurants requires a long lag time, and two or three months often separate the first time I visit a place and when the critique appears in print. But sometimes, dishes are so exciting, that I can't wait to tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Wax Jamboo and Five Other Unusual Fruits and Vegetables at NYC Chinese Supermarkets

    ​1. Celtuce is an extreme variety of lettuce native to southern China. It's also known as stem lettuce, celery lettuce, asparagus lettuce, wo ju, and kaki-jisha. Though the leaves are edible, the cooked stem is the whole point of the vegetable. In addition to steaming and sauteeing, pickling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Putz Fish & Other Delights at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

    ​The so-called "steam sandwich" -- from the dim sum menu -- looks just like one of David Chang's ssams. Wonder if that's were he got the idea? This week, Counter Culture bursts into Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet in the southern reaches of Flushing. Here are some of the amazing thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Danji's Hooni Kim on the Importance of Being a Businessman and How He Unwinds After a Day of Cooking

    Photo courtesy Hooni KimHooni Kim, Business Man and Chef​Yesterday we spoke with Danji chef Hooni Kim about merging French culinary technique with Korean flavors. Today he shares his wisdom with young chefs who want to own their own restaurants.

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    February 14, 2011

    No. 8: Bean Curd Skin Noodles at Golden Palace

    ​What a strange looking dish! What did you say those noodles are made out of? Noodles can be made out of nearly anything: wheat, rice, corn, chestnuts, mung beans, chick peas, potatoes -- the list goes on and on. But some of my favorite noodles lately have been made out of tofu.

  • Dining

    February 2, 2011

    Mono+Mono Jazzes Seoul

    A new East Village spot puts a spin on Korean fried chicken

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Post-Christmas Christmas Trees on Clearance in Queens

    ​If you missed Christmas the first time around, or want to celebrate it again, or just want to keep your home pumped full of that fresh, pine-y conifer smell, a Korean man in Flushing, Queens is offering a "big sale" on his leftover stock of 300 Christmas trees. [NYT]

  • Dining

    November 24, 2010

    Szechuan Chalet Does Uptown Chinese Darn Well

    We slalom the menu with Dr. John

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Fried Dumplings and Soup at North Dumpling on the LES

    ​North Dumpling is an old-timer in dumpling-shop years. There are nearly a dozen dumpling shops on the Lower East Side alone, not to mention those in Sunset Park and Flushing, and the vast majority now dispense four for $1. But North Dumpling is different.

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    September 22, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Xi'an Famous Foods' St. Marks Location Closed Today, Open Tomorrow

    Get your lamb burger tomorrow.​The new location of Flushing favorite Xi'an Famous Foods at the corner of St. Marks Place and First Avenue that we told you about in May is gearing up for its grand opening tomorrow. According to its Facebook page: "The St. Mark's Location will NOT be open this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Morning Links: Scary Sinkhole in Guatemala, BP Losing Value Like It's Losing Oil, Real Housewives DWI Bust

    ​• In the wake of Tropical Storm Agatha, there is a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City, and it is terrifying. "It may look like it's impossible to fix, but we've done it before," says David de Leon, spokesman for the Guatemala disaster response agency. Video of the sinkhole here. • BP has l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    City Kids Getting All Stabby

    ​A rash of stabbings have been reported around town: NY1 says Christopher Batres, 17, was stabbed by a fellow student at Newtown High School in Flushing this morning -- one Brian Goody, 16, is suspected -- and at the High School for Media and Communications in Washington Heights, a 16-year-ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Our 10 Best Restaurant Openings of 2009

    Saltie turned out some spectacular sandwiches in 2009. But did it make our top 10?​ ​ During the past couple of weeks, food publications have thrown our year's-end lists like so many cords of wood onto the fire. Now, it's our turn. We've decided to end the year with a shout-out to the 10 ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Some of Our Favorite Restaurant Names, Part 3

    ​A storefront in Murray Hill, Flushing, Queens, proclaims poultry insanity. Here we go again, offering yet another picture gallery of our favorite names for restaurants, liquor stores, coffee bars, caterers, and other food- and booze-related establishments.

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    September 18, 2009

    Jamie Oliver Visits 'Cruder' Queens

    In a recent episode of Jamie's America, Jamie Oliver finds himself in a couple of Chinese kitchens in the "vibrant... cruder... microcosm" that is Flushing, where after a few comical mispronunciations of dan dan mian, he makes himself a bowl of the spicy noodle dish. He also gets to make his own n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats--Squid Balls and Black Rice Cake

    Left: Black rice cake, Right: Fried squid balls Quickly, the shabu-shabu/bubble tea mash-up, has added new branch at 11 Pell Street; other locations are on Grand Street and in Flushing. At the Quickly on Grand yesterday, there was a list of newly added snacks, including fried black rice cake and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Incredibly Cheap Eats -- Stall 38, Golden Shopping Mall

    Stall 38, downstairs at the Golden Shopping Mall, features the food of Xian, a province in China adjacent to Inner Mongolia. The comfy seating area is surrounding by color photos of all the stall's offerings, making a common language unnecessary. One of the best (and quickest) dishes is the so-calle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Flushing Kebabs Crawl Indoors

      The imperially long and strange-looking street carts that vend lamb and chicken kebabs dusted with Asian cumin and chile pepper and flamed over charcoal have become a fixture of Flushing in the last three years. They represent the second incursion into the city of food from Xinjiang, the re ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 29, 2008

    Dosas at Flushing's Ganesha Temple

    Feed your soul: Hindu canteens welcome everyone to the table

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007
  • News

    April 4, 2006

    Save the 'Burbs!

    Flushing homeowners lead the growing Queens quest for landmark status

  • Dining

    May 31, 2005

    Cheap Chow Now!

    100 best and most inexpensive restaurants

  • Dining

    May 31, 2005

    And Don't Forget . . .

    Ten champions from previous lists that retain their culinary glory

  • Dining

    July 27, 2004

    Getting Gooey

    Secret specialty of a banquet hall in Brooklyn's Chinatown

  • Dining

    February 10, 2004

    Chinese Twist

    Elmhurst diner specializes in arcane Korean-Chinese noodles

  • Dining

    November 18, 2003

    Hot Chile Love

    A card game turns into the restaurant it always wanted to be

  • Dining

    March 26, 2002
  • News

    September 4, 2001

    South Asians Weigh Election Roles

    Putting a Subcontinent on the Local Political Map

  • Dining

    August 7, 2001
  • News

    May 8, 2001

    The Fight for Flushing

    Asian American Developers Confront an Aging White Community

  • News

    February 13, 2001

    Holy Land

    The Growth of Korean Churches in Flushing Sparks Community Tensions

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    January 18, 2000
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    December 29, 1998
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