Restaurant Review: Alley 41

Details: Located at 136-45 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. Official site is

Alley 41 is a somewhat trendy Szechuan restaurant in Flushing. Szechuan is a region in China that mostly focuses on spicy food. Specifically, they have a lot of food that has that numbing type of spicy you get from a kind of peppercorn.

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Restaurant Review: Mango Mango Dessert

Details: Located at 136-28 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354. Official site is

Mango Mango is a comfortable place to eat Asian style desserts. Unfortunately, it has few seats and is usually packed during peak hours.

The space is comfortable. This specific Mango Mango location has been open for a while so the couches are a little worn down, but there are couches.

Service was fine.

I had the snow white mango slush-o. I tried some of the sweet soups that the other people I came with had. It was all just okay. Most things cost somewhere between five to ten dollars.

Overall, it was fine. It’s a nice place to hang out, but the food and drink were just okay.

Score: 6/10

Restaurant Review: Pho Best

Details: Located in the mall at 42-35 Main St, Unit 1k, Flushing, NY 11355. I couldn’t find an official site but I did find a claimed Yelp site here:

Recently I did a search for something to eat in downtown Flushing and near the top of the list was Pho Best. Pho Best is mostly the same as every other Pho noodle place in the neighborhood. What distinguishes Pho Best from the other Vietnamese Pho restaurants in Flushing is one thing: bone marrow.

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Restaurant Review: Sheng Ramen

Details: Located at 36-36 Prince St. Ste. 102, Flushing, NY 11354. I couldn’t find an official site so here’s their claimed Yelp page:勝面-sheng-ramen-flushing

Sheng Ramen stands out in my mind because it has the best bowl of zha jiang mian (or jia jiang mian) that I’ve had in all of New York City. It isn’t the best by a wide margin, but it is the best.

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Food Stall Review: Joe’s Steam Rice Rolls

Details: Located at 136-21 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354. I couldn’t find an official web page, but I did find a claimed Yelp page here:

Joe’s Steam Rice Rolls is a fairly large food stall in a small strip mall off Main Street in Flushing. If you aren’t familiar, rice rolls are a common dim sum food item where they roll up fragile, soft, steamed rolls of rice flour filled usually with meat or some kind.

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Restaurant Review: Gui Zhou Miao Jia

Details: Located at 136-55 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354. Couldn’t find an official site so here’s their yelp page:

All you need to know is that this is a good place for cheap noodles. I usually get the beef noodle soup for $6.50. There are also other kinds of noodle soups, all generally under ten dollars. This place is also open pretty late on most days. I think it closes at 11:00 PM.

You should be aware that it’s in the back of a kind of dirty strip mall/food court and that most of the people eating here are Chinese immigrants.

Score: 6/10