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Flushing: Flushing Mall to Lose Best Food Stall

piney | Jan 4, 201511:43 AM

Chinese Korean Noodles & Dumplings (CKND), the food stall in the Flushing Mall that is upstairs and not in the nearly empty, lower level food court, is moving this January to the new-ish NY Food Court. The NY Food Court is across the street from the Flushing Mall, but its street entrance is one block over on Roosevelt Avenue.

CKND makes great boiled dumplings - I've never had better. Once, I gave my friend who hails from Shanghai a bag of frozen dumplings made by CKND, and she said they were the best that she has tasted outside of China (she eats in Chinese restaurants frequently and lived in Flushing for a few years).

What stands out most about them is their juiciness. The dumplings are paired with a hot and vinegary dipping sauce. I usually eat half the dumplings with the sauce and half without it. Included with the dumplings is a plate of Korean spicy salad (I'm not sure of its actual name). It tastes similar to kimchi, but it's aldente.

I tried to get the exact date of the move, but none of the women who were working at CKND last night could articulate it (a hand-written note near the cash register said "January 2015").

Since the English title of stall is Chinese Korean Noodles & Dumplings, I asked one worker a few years ago if they serve shui jiao or mandoo - she said "mandoo". If you want to try perhaps the best boiled dumplings in NY, the phrase "mandoo three kinds" will get you a plate of eighteen. If you've tried these boiled dumplings and know where you can get better ones, please post about them !!!

Last night, after I finished eating my dumplings, I walked over to the NY Food Court. I had planned to go there anyway to have a turnip cake from the Fu Zi Dumpling stall ("sorry - sold out"), but, now, also, to see where CKND would locate. A week ago there were no empty stalls. Last night, too, there didn't seem to be any empty stalls in the NY Food Court.

CKND Boiled Dumplings

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