Are you a fan of $1 bbq sticks on the street? If so, try your hand at this DIY bbq space in Flushing. Ming Qing BBQ lets you grill your own chicken, lamb, beef, or pork skewers. Spices are left to your discretion. Use the cumin, red pepper flakes, and garlic.
Dessert is not to be missed at the newly renovated and version two of restaurant Arunee Thai Cuisine in Jackson Heights. Try the fried ice cream and fried banana rolls with honey. If you like Filipino turon, you’ll love Arunee Thai’s version.
Head to the LIC Flea& Food while the weather is still great! The outdoor market has different food vendors each weekend. Pictured here is Hong Kong Street Cart. Try the Green Mango Salad with Lemongrass Chicken or the Cold Peanut Noodle.
LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Experience the flavors of Romania in Sunnyside! Romanian Garden serves hearty dishes like stuffed cabbage, polenta, meatball soup, and meats fresh off the grill. To start get a variety of appetizers. Chiftele (fried meatballs), caseavel pane (fried cheese), and salata de vinete (eggplant salad spread) will do you right.
Romanian Garden, 43-06 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104
Believe me when I say one bowl of Dan Dan Noodles is not enough. You’ll be asking for more so top off that heat with Spicy Cold Noodles and Sliced Pork Belly in Chili Garlic Sauce. Little Pepper in College Point serves up the best Sichuan food I have ever had in NYC.
Little Pepper, 18-24 College Point Blvd., NY, NY 11356
Henan Feng Wei in Flushing is tucked away on the often forgotten 41st Avenue. The Henan restaurant was renovated and serves the best pork pancake I have ever tasted. Fluffy, flavorful and stuffed with so much pork if you cut it more than once, it will all spill out. Most items are under five dollars. They even have soup dumplings!
At Jardin de China Restaurant in Corona, you can get a mixture of Spanish and Chinese food. The baked fish and shrimp with black bean rice won my heart. The rub seasoning on the seafood will rock your world.
At Biang, the trendier and more formal version of Xi’an Famous Foods, you can have quail two ways. The quail eggs on sausage & toasted Mantou slices are sweet and creamy with a little spice. The spicy quail with tiger vegetables is sure to tingle your tastebuds with cumin and then cool them down with celery and cilantro. Get it spicy in Flushing.