Happy holidays from NYC. Yesterday we ventured to Flushing, Queens to check out the massive food court at the New World Mall. Abundance of delicious, cheap, Asian foods. The sounds, taste, lights, people were definitely overstimulating, but hey we’re in NYC everything here is bigger, better, faster, brighter.
New World Mall Food Ct
4021 Main St
Flushing, NY 11354
Joyce, Angela, David, and I all got different dishes at different booths. A mix of overwhelming, underwhelming, spicy, hot, msg filled foods. Let’s take a look shall we?
I must have walked around the food court for a good 15 minutes in circles wondering what to get. Everything just looks so tempting. Sensory overload for reals! All the booths had so many pictures and some even had the actual dishes set up as samples for customers to gawk at. I ended up getting the Tom Yum Noodle Soup at Hot Thai. It even came with Tong Siu (Chinese soup based dessert). The Tom Yum Noodle Soup was overwhelming. Spicy, hot, and sour all the same time. It was good, but eating this for extended periods of time was not pleasing to my stomach. This with the overstimulating surrounding made me a little woozy. But it was good food. Large quantities and for under $7 it was worth it.
Tom Yum Noodle Soup – ” “Tom” refers to boiling process (soup, in this case). “Yum” refers to a kind of Thai spicy and sour salad. Thus, “tom-yum” is a Thai hot and sour soup. Indeed, tom yum is characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors, with fragrant herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemon grass, kaffier lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_yum
Forgot to take a picture of Angela’s Dan Dan Mein, but you can see it in the picture with me and my Tom Yum Noodle Soup across the table. Angela complained that her Dan Dan Mein was too flavorful. She asked for it not spicy, but still it was too much. Now what is Dan Dan Mein you may ask?
Dan Dan Mein – consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables, lower and upper enlarged mustard stem, chili oil, Sichuan peppers, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_dan_noodles
Well what do you do when you don’t really like the dish you got? Trade with you friends of course! Angela and Joyce ended up trading mid eating session. Joyce got this noodle soup in a very refreshing beef broth. Joyce said that her noodle soup was too underwhelming. In my opinion it tasted a lot like those complimentary soups you get with Chinese take out. Fortunately Angela really liked Joyce’s underwhelming noodle soup and Joyce liked Angela’s overwhelming Dan Dan Mein better. Everything worked out perfectly!
David got the Hand Pulled Noodles with Duck or Lai Mein. They make the noodles fresh right in front of you! David said he really enjoyed his noodles. The noodles were so fresh, and the duck so flavorful. We thought the broth was good, but questioned whether it contained MSG. Tasted too good to be true. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of our dishes contained some quantity of MSG.
Now the actual reason why we went to new World Mall Food Court. Angela wanted to go to Snopo and get a large shaved ice to share. Did not know what to expect until we actually ordered it. Take a look!
The ginormous mountain of shaved ice was eventually all consumed by the four of us. The texture of the ice was so interesting. Consistency of a cross between frozen yogurt and cotton candy. It was so fluffy and melted in your mouth just like cotton candy. I was expecting something more icy, but this blew me away. It came with kiwi jelly, red beans, bananas, cocoa puffs, and chocolate wafer crackers.
I thought this was really funny. At New World Mall Food Court we saw this table of high school kids eating Popeyes. Such a funny sight, because the New World Mall Food Court is solely an Asian food court. Why would you want to eat Popeyes when there is so much delicious, overstimulating Asian foods around? Popeyes my love you are a little out of place at this food court.
Stars – 5/5 (for the overall food court)