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…

   


Oct 2 2017

Apollo Bakery


135-36 39th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354

I pass by this tiny bakery on a side street 100s times and finally decided to go in. Glad I did. Wednesday is the autumn festival – moon cakes are part of the celebration. I used to buy from Windsor bakery on Kissena but their service is spotty.

The service here is very good and attentive. I purchased few different moon cakes – although they all taste really good but my favorite is lotus paste (filling). Taro, greet tea, red bean, … and … I don’t really like sweet.

The darker cake can stay for two weeks and the white one week at room temperate.

Happy moon festival and bon appetite.

 


Sep 2 2017

Fino Wine & Tapas


39-13 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361

Will return. A modern deco (not too crazy) but wine (shiraz Chianti and merlot) and food, service are great. The Optus is tender, eggplant is delicious, so is the bass. Street parking, free after 7pm.

  


Aug 31 2017

New York Food Court


133-35 Roosevelt Ave
Flushing, NY 11354

The dining hall is pleasant, and they’ve a small parking lot on site. I purchased from two vendors today.

Kelai Qin 客来勤 #15 at the back of the room.
– Spicy Fish head 剁椒鱼头 – very good
– Spicy fish filet 水煮活鱼 – ok
– Beef and green pepper 角椒牛肉丝 – a little below ok
– Yuxiang Rosi 鱼香肉丝 – terrible -> too sweet

   

Lanzhou Handpulled noodle 兰州拉面

 

The cumin lamb pancake is great; the beef (?) pancake is so so. And I’m so bright to order a Yunnan Mixiang with beef, not too good.