People tend to check in during these times:
The stall from Xi'an (No. 36) has already spawned branches in two boroughs, and the one from Sichuan (No. 31) produces chile-oiled salads that will blow the top of your head off.
so. many. dumplings. the better one's are in the basement food court, not the upstairs version.
Tianjin is one of the few 'discount dumpling' stalls that's doing innovative things. The lamb and green squash dumplings are worth the LIRR ride alone.
chengdu heaven&lan zhou hand-pulled noodles are both very authentic, much better than the xi'an spot in my opinion.
Be sure to try the lamb burger at Xi'an Famous Foods. Anthony Bourdain-approved!
I had the liang liang noodles and the lamb burger. There's a lot of food in here and it's all great. There's hand pulled noodles. The station with the head cheese looks amazing.
A crammed, frenetic, two-level food court with cheap, delicious food from all over China. A Flushing must.
Eat in the food court downstairs
must have the savory cumin lamb noodle soup and savory cumin lamb burger from Xi'an stall.
try the lamb noodle soup. you'll find it on the 2nd floor, across from the hairdresser. add some chili oil and black vinegar and you're in flushing heaven.
Sichuan stand located right near the basement entrance has super spicy and fantastic dan dan noodles.
Squash dumplings with Lamb and the eggplant skewers, both in feh basement, are flavor bombs. Highly recommended.
Real deal Chinese food. Asian vacation with NYC travel times.
Go in the basement food court for some amazing food. Cheap, fast and good. These stalls are so much better than any food truck in the city!
Xian Noodles are freshly pulled & delicious. Small space w/ limited seating but well worth it. Dumpling shop around the corner has good dumplings too (buy some frozen ones to go as well).
Some Chinese people that work here are just totally ignore the No Smoking sign.....
If u r up for the spiciest rabbit in NYC try it at Chen Du Tian Fu (the 1st on the left) though some might not like chilli & bones. We also like Xian spicy noodles (go for any) Northern China style
Right next to the xian famous foods is a great place for boiled dumplings
tip : the basement (with some of the best restaurants) is accessed via a stairwell from the street to the right of the main entrance and "Golden Shopping Mall" sign.
Best food mall in NYC!!
Pig's Foot, thats fantastic, but Its this lamb burger that hits me straight in the pleasure zone: crisp chunks of lamb seasoned with cumin, dressed with red peppers and pickled jalapenos, its great.
Great place in the area to go potty :)
Eat at Xi'an Famous Foods
Upon entering... Snag a Taro Root Bubble Drink from the ladies right by the stairs. It's WAY better (and cheaper) than the ones at Quickly Tea.
Get the bubble tea up front, too.
Following in Bourdain's footsteps, I went for the lamb burger downstairs - then the lamb noodle shop around the corner upstairs. Both were good, but less exciting than I expected.