Avocado Shakes Three Ways

Ba Xuyen, beloved for its banh mi, also whips up a wonderful Vietnamese-style avocado shake. Known as sinh to bo, it’s a simple but satisfying concoction of avocado puréed with ice, sugar, and a little condensed milk. “I’m HOOKED,” confesses Puppimus, who doesn’t see this as a problem.

Indonesians make their own version, with a sweet note from chocolate, and most Indonesian restaurants in Queens offer decent ones. Peter Cuce likes Jakarta Mie’s.

For catherine, the alluring Filipino-style shake at Engeline’s hits the spot. And bigjeff is so taken with Ihawan’s version—“incredible stuff,” he swears—that he’s been known to down two at a sitting: one with his Filipino barbecue, and another for dessert.

Ba Xuyen [Sunset Park]
4222 Eighth Avenue (between 42nd and 43rd streets), Brooklyn
718-633-6601

Jakarta Mie [Elmhurst]
86-20 Whitney Avenue (between Macnish Street and 43rd Avenue), Elmhurst, Queens
718-606-8025

Engeline’s Restaurant and Bake Shop [Woodside]
58-28 Roosevelt Avenue (between 58th and 59th streets), Woodside, Queens
718-898-7878
Location

Ihawan [Woodside]
40-06 70th Street (near Roosevelt Avenue), Woodside, Queens
718-205-1480

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Filipino food in Woodside

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