By:Â Cyndi Amaya
You know that craving you sometimes get for authentic Chinese food? Not the greasy-house-special-fried-rice-and-duck-sauce-stuff, but the real food that if you live in NYC would have to trek all the way down to Chinatown for. You know the kind I’m talking about- those perfectly pan-fried dumplings, the warm steamed pork buns, and the meticulously-cooked Peking Duck hanging from the window of a restaurant that’s been in the neighborhood for years. Well luckily for me, I don’t have to trek to Chinatown for it, and living in Queens, I don’t even have to trek to Manhattan for it. Queens has its own special Chinatown, or should I say Asiatown, in the city of Flushing and as luck would have it, I live in the next town over.
I say Asiatown because Flushing not only has a concentration of Chinese shops, restaurants, and other establishments, but it also houses numerous (and I mean numerous) Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese businesses as well. It’s totally worth a trip over to Flushing because when you do arrive, it’s like you walk into the downtown section of an East Asian country- the language on signs change to characters and vendor after vendor sell a different variety of exotic foods and goods. Read More