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3 for 3 Queens Favorites!

Janie | Jul 15, 2004 05:59 PM

Would like to hear from queens natives for their absolute do not miss 3 eating spots. I will take care of the 3 most obvious with perhaps some details you are not familiar with, and please submit your 3. I would like to compile a list of Queens spots that are current, and see what I am missing! Please put sure bets that you have been to at least several times. Thanks everyone!

Restaurant/location. Please put the approximate date you last attended the restaurant, cuisine type, cost type, atmosphere, reccomended dishes & any tips...Can't wait to hear them!

1. Sripiphai/woodside
last week
Thai
inexpensive -ultracasual-fast service
atmosphere: clean but little atmosphere-warm weather try to sit in cute little patio out back.

Tips: order your food mild unless you like it extremely spicy.
Reccomended dishes: shrimp w/green curry and bamboo shoots (not the eggplant version)
shrimp w/garlic pepper and cucumbers
chicken satay (i think theirs is great and noone ever mentions it!)

2.Pio Pio, Jackson Heights
last week
Peruvian
inexpensive -casual
atmosphere: clean,very pretty place, fast service, noisy, live music on wed/weekends? sit is bigger room, it's prettier, but if band is there, it is very noisy. Great place to throw a party, we did a 40th surprise upstairs for our friend, and it was a blast.

Tips: if you want just white meat chicken, order the breasts, and they are $3 each. Fried bananas don't compare to Rincon Criollo (cuban place or el sitio's), french fries can vary in quality. Stay away from the soup, it's very gamey shall we say.

Reccomended dishes: must have sangria, chicken breasts, fried calamari,lots and lots of hot green sauce,avocado salad, save room for dessert, great flan!

3.Spicy & Tasty, Flushing
this week
Szechuan Chinese
inexpensive -casual
atmosphere: CLEAN, very pretty upstairs for groups of 5 or more, but downstairs is okay, too.

Tips: point to what you want, and ask if there is pork in things, if you do not like pork. They are really nice there, and do their best to communicate.

Reccomended dishes: noodles w/red chili sauce (under delicacies), sauteed watercress w/garlic, sauteed eggplant w/hot green pepper, shrimp or squid with hot pepper and sour sauce --this is the version with hot red peppers and radish pieces--the shrimp version tastes more sour than the squid one for some reason(make sure you ask for it this way or they will bring you a brown sauce as the chines on the menu is correct but the english is wrong--this has caused confusion in the past), chicken w/hot pepper and peanuts.

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