Eric and I walk another block on our journey through Flushing, Queens. I’ve been here before, year after year, but never knowing what places were good and so in our own fear of disappointment, we would always try the same things again and again. This time would be different. This time, we had it all planned out.
Downtown Flushing is a bustling crossroads of sorts, even in the early morning time, buses, cars, people all out and about moving from here to there, to markets and to breakfast, to work. The experience takes your breath away for a moment before you too have to move through the crowds and find your next destination.
Ours was the AA Plaza beneath the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) tracks on Main Street. This takeout stall is a long glass case with their grills right along the glass window showcasing their foods. Greasy, nasty, cheap, delicious food: the definition and embodiment of street food.
They sell turnip pudding cakes, oiled-up scallion cakes, steamed pork buns (4 for $1.25), fried chicken wings, lo mein noodles, and more to go. We decide to get some of the curry fish balls (1$). It is all dirt cheap and tasty to boot.
The curry fish balls are plump and tender, spongy and dripping in its sauce, tasting a bit spicy yet also fresh. I always love any meat served on a stick.
The AA Plaza beneath the LIRR in Flushing, New York
The window stalls at AA Plaza
Lo Mein noodles ready to eat!
Curry Fish Balls waiting to be bought and eaten, marinating in the curry sauce
Beware of having to go flushing after wards tho…
4 out of 5 Tasty Chomps!!!!
Looks so good. I've never been the the Flushing Chinatown, but my aunt told me it's nice. Most likely next time I'm up there I will check it out.