The niku man buns at HinoMaru Ramen are simply delicious. They come with either pork belly, shrimp, soft shell crab, or kani (pictured). HinoMaru Ramen * 33-18 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria * (718) 777-0228 * http://hinomaruramen.com
Just a few blocks away from the 7 train on 111th Street on the way to Flushing Meadows Corona Park are a few street vendors. If you get hungry, try a stick of barbecued chicken. It’s simply seasoned and for an extra kick throw some hot sauce on it. If that’s not enough, add a side of salchipapas (hot dogs and french fries) and wash it down with some horchata.
Flushing is home to some of the best cheap eats street food. $1 bbq sticks? I’ll have three. They come in chicken, lamb, and beef. Spicy or mild? Go for the secret shake spice! It’ll make all the difference. Expect long lines after work and during late nights.
Where Main Street, 41st Avenue, and Kissena Boulevard begin to fork.
Hinomaru Ramen is now serving more than just noodles — they have a full summer menu of special recipes, and a delicious assortment of tapas, including this takoyaki… fried pastries stuffed with chopped octopus, and a gooey dough center, topped with tangy brown takoyaki sauce, a drizzle of mayo, bonito flakes, and chopped seaweed. Almost like steaming little seafood zeppoles. Four for $5. HinoMaru Ramen |33-18 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria | (718) 777-0228
Chestnuts King is one of the coolest street food vendors in downtown Flushing. The King, his Queen,and their chestnuts are from Tianjin. They are roasted whole over hot pebbles. His supply usually runs out come spring, so hop that 7 train soon. 41-40 Main Street, Flushing.