FINALLY! Another blog post. To be honest, life has been busy beyond my understanding lately. I am being stretched, pushed and grown more than I ever have. The blog has taken a bit of a backseat, but I will not give it up.
This Friday I joined some friends for a food tour of Flushing, Queens. Trusting my foodie friends the Ng's, I accepted the challenge.
After a quick ride out on the 7 train, we were deposited into the Asian epicenter of New York. Kevin's first stop on the tour was a food truck. It was referred to as a taste to wet our appetite before the main courses. Out of meat, we opted for, what I referred to as, Spicy Squid on a Stick.
Not a lover of "street meat", I decided to trust Mrs. Ng that the food would not make me sick.
It was enough food for an entire meal, so I only had a few bits, but it was surprisingly delicious.
Next we ventured to Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao. After a bit of a wait we enjoyed the holy grail of Soup Dumplings.
Traditional or modern, I couldn't decide.
First came a lovely Cucumber Salad drenched in garlic.
Next came Jelly Fish. It was mixed with some cabbage. Not my favorite texture.
Finally, the Soup Dumplings. We enjoyed a mixture of pork and crab. The way to eat a Soup Dumpling is to gently place the dumpling on the soup spoon and poke a hole with a chopstick at the top. Sip out the broth and then enjoy!
Our next stop was just down the street at Fu Run. Every restaurant is within a four square block of the subway stop. Here we enjoyed a variety of proteins.
This is a fish dish. Very very spicy packed with bean sprouts, scallions and bok choy.
This is pork. Very little meat, but very tasty.
And here we have the Lamb dish. It was covered in a thick layer of spices.
Overall it was an incredible tour of Flushing. I don't know that I would ever venture out by myslef, but it is a fun option for a night out with friends. I spent a total of $23 all night. I returned home full and satisfied. If you love Asian cuisine, I highly recommend taking a trip on the 7 train out to Flushing for an excellent and affordable meal.