Queens, NY, Travel Guide

With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!

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Beautiful Memory

You may be left with beautiful memories after these Asian desserts. Snow white sago is a sweet soup made with sago (a starch extracted from the pith of a tropical plant), crystals of iced milk, basil seeds, slices of mango, pineapple and banana.

136-20 Roosevelt Ave, Basement Food Court #21, Flushing, NY 11354

 
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Biang

Biang is the sit-down restaurant from the creators of Xi’an Famous Foods, with a modern twist on traditional Chinese fare like pork intestines, chicken hearts and beef tendons on skewers.

41-10 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

 
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Fu Run Restaurant

For a taste of northern China's Manchuria, head to Fu Run Restaurant in Queens. The Muslim lamb chop is a lamb breast encrusted with cumin, chilies and black and white sesame seeds.

40-09 Prince St., Flushing, NY 11354

 
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Kebabish

Craving Pakistani food? Kebabish is open 24 hours, serving katakat, a dish made with goat liver, kidney and scrambled brains.

70-64 Broadway, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

 
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M. Wells Dinette

At M. Wells Dinette, French-Canadian chef Hugue DuFour creates dishes that are sometimes controversial, like a bone marrow torte, a chicken blood pancake and buffalo chicken feet.

22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

 
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Maima's Liberian Bistro & Bar

Get a taste of Liberia at Maima's, where the cooking feels like home for the West African immigrant community. Try the torborgee -- a dish made with chicken, turkey and cow foot, bound together by pureed eggplant and baking soda.

106-47 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11433

 
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Phayul

Phayul brings the taste of the Himalayas to Queens, with Tibetan foods like chele khatsa, a pungent, spicy soup made with yak meat and dried cheese made from yak milk.

74-06 37th Rd, Jackson Heights, NY

 
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Rokhat Kosher Bakery

Bread is the backbone of Bukharian cuisine, brought by Bukharian Jews from Central Asia. This bakery makes authentic chop chop bread, soft inside and crispy outside, and Bukhara, similar to challah and marked with the Star of David.

65-43 Austin St, Queens, NY 11374

 
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Tawa Food

This place sums up everything that makes Queens the United Nations of food. Started by a family from Nepal, this restaurant serves sukuti, dried beef with radish and pickle, and butan, grilled goat stomach, liver and heart.

3738 72nd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

 
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Xi'an Famous Foods

An unassuming storefront in the basement of the Golden Mall, Xi'an Famous Foods serves dishes that could have been found along the Silk Road, including lamb face and longevity noodles.

41-28 Main St, Flushing, NY 11354

 

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