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Jose Fish Market

Last Spring, disembarking at La Guardia airport, I decided to ride the Q33 bus to Jackson Heights before transferring to the subway to Manhattan. I walked around the area to find an interesting place to eat and decided on Jose Fish Market from the looks. This is a Korean-Peruvian fish eatery, I surveyed the offerings and they looked very fresh and well-prepared. So I ordered the fried whiting fish, scallops and shrimps combination with french fries for $5.00. The order came with two wedges of fresh lime. I noticed that every order came with two wedges of fresh lime. This is a very good sign because it is not normal in NY to get two wedges of fresh lime. I sat at the community table and enjoyed my fries, fish, scallops and shrimps. The next best thing was the flat-screen TV showing the Andrea Bocelli concert. I was very impressed with the total package. A very clean place and music to enjoy the meal.

I have been back twice, traveling to Jackson Heights just to eat at Jose Fish Market, wow!

The last time, besides the fried fish platter, I ordered the fish soup and I think that it is very good. Next time, I must order the whole fish and rice for $6.00 and they have a dozen freshly shucked oysters for $10.00. I am going to bring a bottle of Spanish cava and have a good time ... I saw a customer purchase a ripe avocado from the fruit store, next door, and enjoyed the sliced avocado with his fish and fries ... I am going to do the same, next time ...

Definitely worth the detour (as they would say in the Michelin guide) ... every time, the fried fish was very fresh and crunchy, not salty ... a large flow of customers keep the products fresh off the frying oil ... the last time, I ordered the rice instead of the French fries and they are good with onions and squash in the broth, 50 cents extra charge ... and the pint of fish soup ($2.50) is very delicious with the two wedges of lime ... I hesitated to write after the first visit but I am convinced that it is the best fried fish eatery in New York...

From Manhattan, the E or the F subway line will get you there express and catch the Q32 for a free ride back to the City ...

Jose Fish Market, 81-04 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, Queens, NY, 718-478-0232‎ ... on the take-out menu "the chef wakes up at 3 am daily to buy the fresh fish..."

This is an AGINY Good Value!
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Posted October 30, 2008 07:27 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  AGINY Good Value , Flushing , Peruvian , Seafood   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)


Best Shanghai's "soupy pork dumplings"

For the best Shanghai's "soupy pork dumplings" ...

in Manhattan, please go to the Grand Sichuan, 24th Street & 9th Avenue at Chelsea. Very well prepared fresh whole fish in a delicate sauce for $18.95. Beef tripe and tongue in a very hot red-sauce. Garlicky cool cucumber slices. Silky soft bean curd ma-po to-fu is very hot and spicey for $8.95. I love the string-beans for vegetables. The service is very polite and efficient. Can get very crowded at the prime dinner time. 229 9th Avenue, 212-620-5200 [openlist | Yelp]

For the very best in Flushing, please go to Joe's Shanghai .... including soy-sauce braised pork shoulder, crispy fried wheat noodles, Shanghai bok-choy and prawns. Very crowded and busy at dinner time. 13621 37th Avenue, Flushing, 718-539-3838 [openlist | Yelp]

Posted July 20, 2007 07:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinatown , Chinese , Flushing , Notes to a Friend   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Sweet-n-Tart Cafe

Sweet-n-Tart Cafe ... after picking-up my niece from the JFK airport, we went to this delicious Hong-Kong Cantonese eatery for a late breakfast. Very good tasting, fresh and crunchy Chinese brocoli with oyster sauce ... deliciously smooth won-tons of shrimps, ground pork, scallions and watercress ... freshly made rice noodles wrap with fried bread ...

A very typical Hong Kong Cantonese style breakfast. Very good service, too! Yes, swallowing clouds ... aka ... won-tons ...

Sweet-n-Tart Cafe, web site, 136-11 38th Avenue, Flushing, NY, 718-661-3380 [openlist | NY Mag | Newsday |

Posted July 3, 2007 08:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese , Flushing   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Spicy & Tasty - Flushing

Another great Sichuan restaurant in Flushing, strongly recommended by AGINY, is Spicy & Tasty ... there is a counter with plenty of ready-prepared cold appertizers, one can pick and choose ... I love to eat the hot and spicey "beef tongue and tripe" and cold tofu with slivers of Chinese stalks of celery ...

Moreover, along this stretch of Prince Street, there are numerous ethnic restaurants which I still must find the time to enjoy, especially the Malaysian restaurant ...

Spicy & Tasty, 39-07 Prince Street, Flushing, Queens, between 39th and Roosevelt Avenues, 718-359-1601 [Menu from Bridge and Tunnel | NYT | NY Mag | Village Voice | openlist | Yelp]

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Posted July 30, 2006 11:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  AGINY Good Value , Chinese , Flushing , Malaysian , The Best   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Joe's Shanghai

The food at Joe's Shanghai in Flushing is very good and refined for a very simple reason ... pure Shanghai with no compromise because you are eating in the heart of Chinatown in Flushing ... their customers expect no less ... crab/pork soupy dumpling ... bowl of noodles with shrimps ... scallion pancake ... vegetables ...

Joe's Shanghai was superb, especially the crab and pork dumplings...one of the best Chinese meals I have had in the US...
-- Tyler Cowen

Besides the crab/pork soupy dumplings, try the fish-head casserole, Lion's Head casserole, and pig shoulder stew ...

Joe's Shanghai, 13621 37th Avenue, Flushing, Queens, 718-539-3838 [NYT | NY Mag | Village Voice | openlist | Gayot | Yelp | Citysearch]


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Posted May 4, 2006 07:37 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese , Flushing , The Best   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Good food on the drive to eastern Long Island

On the drive out of the City to Southampton and eastern Long Island, stop for a light meal at Joe's Shanghai (136-21 37th Avenue, Flushing, Chinatown, 718-539-3838) ... preferably after 10pm. because of free parking and light traffic on the Southern State Parkway ... crab and pork soup dumplings ... a bowl of fresh shrimp noodle soup ... get back on the car and drive blissfully...

The next day, drive to Brewster's (the owner has his own high-tech deep-sea fishing boat and he is a very friendly guy) ... (Brewster's Seafood Market, 631-728-3474, 252 E. Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY) ... the freshest raw clams, steamers in a garlic soup, raw oysters, steamed lobsters, smoked sweet scallops and salmon, tuna sashimi, fried flounder, black fish, etc...bring your own wine or beer ... on the Montauk Highway and the Shinnecock Canal (across from the Mobil gas station ... get the cold beer there!)

Afterwards, drive north to Briermere Farm (4414 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 631-722-3931) for fresh, delicious fruit pies ... locally grown peaches, blueberries, etc. .... a great gift for the folks you left behind in the sweltering City....

Heading back to the City on the LIE, take the Queens Blvd. exit (exit 19) ... drive a few blocks and turn right onto Broadway, continue till you pass the railroad over-pass ... you are now in Elmhurst, Chinatown ... where there is an Oriental mall with free parking, on your left ...

Park and visit the Vietnamese Pho restaurant (Pho Bang, which is a small NYC chain, 82-90 Broadway (Elmhurst Avenue), Queens, 718-205-1500) ... I love the rice noodles with fried spring rolls and grilled pork ... great quality. Also try the three-bean ice cold snack ... the Penang restaurant (8284 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 718-672-1185) for spicey roti canai, Hainanese chicken, and laksa ... walk to the super-market and buy some groceries for the work week...

Posted July 19, 2005 12:58 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auto , Chinese , Flushing , Long Island , Queens , Restaurants , Seafood , Vietnamese   ·  TrackBacks (1)