This Chinese place in Elmhurst serves dumplings the size of change purses, in both fried and steamed varieties. Aside from their plumpness, Lao Bei Fang’s pork and chive dumplings are a good option if you’re looking for a quick, affordable lunch. Each order of four costs less than a subway fare.
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Patacon Pisao is a counter-service Venezuelan spot in Elmhurst that has a few locations around NYC.
Saraling Atin is a Filipino grocery store in Elmhurst with a cafeteria-style counter of meaty stews and pancit noodles in the back.
Lamoon is a cash-only, BYOB restaurant in Elmhurst that specializes in Northern Thai food, and it’s a great spot to eat sausage and pork spine soup.
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Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles serves, yep you guessed it - hand-pulled noodles, in Chinatown.
绝对四川 Szechwan Absolute
Szechwan Absolute serves great Chongqing chicken and savory-spicy mapo tofu on the second floor of One Fulton Square in Flushing.
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Ayada is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Bring a big group to Elmhurst spot, and cover your table in duck, catfish, and drunken noodles.
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