36-58 Main street Flushing Food Court revisted after 3 weeks. The Ramen King downstairs is a must. As I mentioned in the first post, the ramen here is Chinese hand-pulled noodles. Get the #1, the Beef soup Ramen, and you'll get a unusually dark colored beef broth with small squares of beef stew, chili oil, cilantro, the freshly pulled noodles(which had wonderful texture!), and these paper-thin baby shrimp flakes that adds a most surprising delicate crunch and flavor. It's fun to watch the woman work her magic with the noodles. She said that #3 is also hand-pulled noodles, slightly coated with oil, and served with some stir fried veggies. Next time. Also, I have yet to try to "square shape noodles".
Upstairs there's the Shanghai Snack where the baked pastry had turned out to be the thing. I got these round flaky pastry filled with meat, and some filled with red bean/date paste. Ours came right out of the oven piping hot. The meat ones are pretty good, but the red bean paste ones were even better, as one can tell that the beans were not from cans, but still had some irregular pieces of beans, and with a strangely addictive smokey flavor that usually comes in the date paste pastries. I'm guessing there's a mixture of the two, but will have to ask them to be sure. Also done just like I remembered in childhood memory is the sweet Shaobing, the sesame studded wheat pastry. It was the perfect degree of sweetness(not too) that was refreshing. This place also does a lot of won ton, and steamed juicy buns, both looked great, but I haven't had the chance to try. I did try the steamed/pan fried buns, which I thought needed a bit more fat in the filling.
Next is the Malaysian Wong's beef Jerkey place, also upstairs. I think someone had posted about their Chinatown location, which I've never been to, but the Flushing location is quite good. You're encouraged to sample different beef, pork and even chicken jerkey.
I didn't try the Thai Food House downstairs this time, but am still intrigued by their Burmese offering. Tea leaves salad? Again, next time.
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