Flushing

Rama Food on iPhone: A New Way to Reach Flavor Country

Rama Food on iPhone: A New Way to Reach Flavor Country

by James Boo April 6, 2012

Since this announcement was published, Rama has folded. These tours are no longer available. Dear readers, A while back, Layne Mosler of Taxi Gourmet approached J.O. and me with her newest project: a series of self-guided food tours, written by local experts and sold through […]

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Dumplings to Savor

Dumplings to Savor

by James Boo March 15, 2012

Editor’s Note: Savor Fusion Food Court has closed, with no signs of re-opening in the same space. I suggest checking this Chowhound thread for further news on the court and its cooks. Hours after a recent trip to Flushing’s newest destination food court, J.O. and […]

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Single Serving: Portugese Egg Tart at New Flushing Bakery in Flushing, Queens

Single Serving: Portugese Egg Tart at New Flushing Bakery in Flushing, Queens

by James Boo February 20, 2012

The egg tart is perhaps not as lionized as the soup dumpling, but it can be just as much the subject of fantasy. Praises have been sung. Lists have been compiled. At least one film has been made. A good egg tart – not too […]

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Single Serving: Bokkumbop (Fried Rice) at Tong Samgyeop Gui in Flushing, Queens

Single Serving: Bokkumbop (Fried Rice) at Tong Samgyeop Gui in Flushing, Queens

by James Boo October 27, 2011

Rice is rarely this audacious. Jinro is rarely the right choice. At a modest Korean restaurant in the far reaches of Queens, the rare thrill dormant in both staples springs to life in one sizzling sitting. Containing white rice soaked in a spicy marinade, a […]

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A Taro Tale in Flushing

A Taro Tale in Flushing

by James Boo May 17, 2011

Every good meal deserves a show stopper. The immediate clacking of chopsticks – springing back into pointed motion after twelve dishes and two cases of Tsingtao – was my sign that the lazy Susan had one last spin during an extensive supper at downtown Flushing’s […]

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Eating With Boykji: A Dining Diary in Five Parts

Eating With Boykji: A Dining Diary in Five Parts

by James Boo September 16, 2010

In mid-August, my great friend and epic eating comrade Boykji visited New York for a whirlwind tour of the city’s eats. The five days I spent sharing meals with Boyk reminded me of how lucky I am to live in New York, where one can […]

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The Prince of Pancakes and Soy Milk

The Prince of Pancakes and Soy Milk

by James Boo April 20, 2010

Homer Simpson may have once fallen under the spell of the good morning burger, but only because he wasn’t aware of the good morning pancake. When Vicky wrote in from Taipei about the staples of Taiwanese breakfast, I was struck with curiosity. Every other account […]

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Dining With Obstacles Removed

Dining With Obstacles Removed

by James Boo September 29, 2009

No stranger to ethnic diversity, the kaleidoscopic mecca of Flushing, Queens is home to New York’s Ganesha Temple, one of the oldest houses of Hindu worship in the United States. Visually, the temple is an abrupt shock of ornate construction and concrete walls, imposing itself […]

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It Stinks!

It Stinks!

by James Boo May 18, 2009

I am incapable of drinking butt. I didn’t always know this about myself. On a winter day I walked into Papaya King with El Ultimo and ordered a combo meal with papaya smoothie. “You got the papaya?” He queried in an uncharacteristic tone of caution. […]

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Finding the Q in Flushing

Finding the Q in Flushing

by James Boo March 29, 2009

Chinatown, if you give it a chance, can raise a lot of questions (and not just questions about corruption and incest). Founded roughly in the mid-to-late 1800s, the historic Chinese quarters of modern urbania were born from the ranks of discrimination, self-segregation and survival. As […]

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