Jun 8 2018

Liang’s Noodle 黄金角 @ NY Food Court


133-35 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354

I’ve been to this little takeout place (Huangjin Jiao – Gold Corner 黄金角), inside the (Yelp) New York Food Court many times. I like their beancurd wrap (suya 素鸭 – vegetarian duck) very much. But sometimes they’re not that fresh – this time, it tastes sour by the night. Their kaofu (烤麸) is too greasy.

They’ve tables to sit and eat and a small parking lot for the Food Court.


May 28 2018

ChilSung Korean BBQ


221-16 Horace Harding Expressway
Oakland Garden, NY

Won’t return.

Smoky – poor ventilation. Running waiting staff – so rushed. Sweet kimchi. Falling kids (other dinners’ and they let their kids run wild). Nay.

Food is ok, 3 stars – 5 kinds of beef many has gristle. The 2-star rating is for service, like dining in a war zone.

The first page of their menu says they’re 7 stars of food and service. That has to be a joke, as big as their restaurant.

The waiting staff didn’t have time to take our drink order. Corkage fee is $25 but I didn’t see a wine list/menu. On my way out, I saw their wine racks.

When we finished our dinner, our hall (they’ve 3 areas) which is inside with large tables (8 people and more) became quite (at around 7), but that doesn’t slow them down – dumping the fruit plates while the table is still messy and full.

We’ve two birthday cakes (we needed to tell 5 times to chill them, 5 times!) – after cutting the coconut, with the same knife they cut red velvet. 7 stars?

Parking is easy: on the street or behind.

 


May 13 2018

Sabor Guarani Restaurant Bar


40-04 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361
Paraguayan food

Will return. A neat little Paraguayan restaurant on the busy Bell Blvd. Good food, wine – love their Three Ranch’s 2014 Rock n Vine Cab, good service, clean bathroom. Music is a bit too loud.

We sit at the back … pls next time don’t shake out your plastic garbage bag … you can do it quietly/discreetly, right sweetie?

   


Dec 21 2017

Sake Sushi


95-34 Queens Blvd,
Rego Park, NY 11374

This neighborhood restaurant has been there forever – one of my friends’ canteen who lives a block from them. The first time I went there was before my children were born … so … it’s long time. Ok everything is average. This time I’d tri sashimi tuna salmon and yellow tail – all are my fave. The fish are pretty fresh but the rice, oh my … pretty terrible. I considered to ask them in Chinese so not to offend my friend. But I ate my complain instead. Just don’t go back there.

Chinese are easily satisfied with a bowl of rice (its my theory … ), no need to be fancy, just make sure they’re cooked, evenly. I remembered two decent restaurants with bad rice, one was TriBeCa Grill in downtown and El Dorado Kitchen in Sonoma CA.

 


Nov 2 2017

Ku-Shiang Taiwanese restaurant


13540 39th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354

I stopped by for a quick lunch. Ordered their hot green pepper and beef over rice. The taste is fine but the pepper is bit too spice – for someone who can really chew down spice and hot. The beef is too chewy. The half tea egg is good. The service is so so. Probably won’t return.


Oct 14 2017

Chun Fook Funeral Services, Tam


13435 Northern Blvd,
Flushing, NY 11354

I’ve been going there for more than two decades. If it not ten at least 8 or 9 times. Today is for a 101.5 years old grandma.
Many employees seem to stay long. The orchards add cheer to the place – hope they’re real. Good service if not a little rushed – perhaps they’re too skilled. I always see the broken seams of their black jacket – white shirts.

The red blanket is a really nice touch: mom used to tuck kids in now kids tuck mom in, as she’s leaving on her journey. Have a good trip to eternity, and rest in peace.

Mom tucks kids in … now kids tuck mom in as she leaves on her next journey, to eternity. RIP 小时侯妈妈给孩子掖被子 现在妈妈要上路了 孩子们给妈妈盖好被子 温馨 一路好走 [玫瑰]

This isn’t the place for this but couldn’t help it – I personally think tree or ocean burial is the way to go, helping the environment, the world and our children.

       

Have lunch at Good Kitchen


Oct 14 2017

Good Kitchen Dong Yifeng


13529 37th Avenue,
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 886-8233

Been going there, from time to time for more than a facade. Very average. Fried rice is very light. The service isn’t too good. I never understand the Chinese kitchen: they just pile the food onto your table. This time after one hour of waiting. Don’t they ever know to slow down, make the presentation a bit more appetizing? Or those are low budget … Bath room is spacious and cleaner than my last time there but …

Street parking or at garage @ 37-20 Prince Street, around the corner.

     


Oct 14 2017

Flushing skyline @ Prince Street

More buildings are going up, the skyline is in constant change.

One Fulton Square. On 39th Avenue, from Prince Street, looking over Main St and Queens Crossing

 

On Prince St, looking over Roosevelt Ave

On Prince St, @ 37th Avenue, looking out to Main St. @ from 35th Avenue looking over to Northern Blvd.

 


Oct 14 2017

New York foliage

… and Taro cake $1 and $2.5


Oct 14 2017

Flushing Cemetery Tam


163-6 46th Ave,
Flushing, NY 11358

This funeral is pretty heavy in term of man power. I’m a believer that tree burial, ocean burial and garden burial are better for environment and our children. The machines and workmen involved in this burial is enormous…