Until last year I never realized how close flushing was to lga. Now, instead of visiting 2-3 times per year, I'm there about once a month. Last week I was able to swing by on both legs of my trip:
new world mall - first time to the mall, tried the weird dumpling/crepe at Li's handpulled noodle. Delicious, but a lot of dumpling for a single eater. It would be nice to have a guide to new world mall including best dishes at each stall. The guide I found online seems dated and lacks detail.
ten-ren tea - black tea with pearls, I know coco has a following but I think the tea is better here.
new flushing bakery - took an egg tart and a portugese tart on the plane, ended up eating it for dinner after my flight was delayed for five hours(!). still very good, unexpected coconut in the portugese .
white bear - parking in flushing at noon on a sat, what was I thinking? I've come to realize part of the charm of this place is that the dumplings are different every time. Dumplings were smaller and spicer than usual but still great.
chengdu heaven - I've eaten in this mall before, first time at this stall, a little full from white bear, decided on the dan dan noodles. Delicious sauce, huge portion, but I prefer renditions with home made noodles. As I slurped up the noodles I saw some amazing dishes coming out of the kitchen, the thick cellophane noodles, boiled fish and spicy dumplings are up next.
tai-pan - I'm starting to believe this bakery has the best egg tart in flushing.
prince st roast meat takeout - on prince st, on the side of the street of bland park, is a busy takeout serving hot dishes and roast meat. took some wings for my kids, didn't try one but given how fast they disappeared, I'll be back for some duck, pig and pork. if it's good I'll report back on name/address.