Hong Kong Taste – Part 3

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Tomato Fried Eggs with Pork Chop was on the specials board today at Hong Kong Taste, the wonderful cha chaan teng (tea restaurant) at 47-21 90th St, corner of Corona Ave in Elmhurst, Queens. The pork chop was good, the tomato/eggs even better. I kicked up the rice with a little of their amazing housemade curry and garlic sauces and rounded out the meal with their delicious Hong Kong style milk tea. As I always say about H.K.Taste: more to come!
 
 

Hong Kong Taste – Part 2

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If you haven’t been to Hong Kong Taste, 47-21 90th Street at the corner of Corona Ave in Elmhurst, Queens, you’re missing an opportunity. Each time I go, there’s something different I want to try, and each time I try something different, I want to go back again for more.

[1] This is Dai Pai Dong Style Cheong Fun, impossibly thick, chewy rolled rice noodles – a plateful of comforting satisfaction.

[2] Cart Noodle Soup: The obligatory noodle lift shot. There are scores of combinations of noodles and add-ons. (And no, I haven’t done the math – too busy slurping. 😉)

[3] The equally obligatory helicopter shot featuring their Taiwanese Style Popcorn Chicken (the spicy seasoning is sprinkled on the top, so mix ’em up a little) and curry fish balls – more chewy goodness – not to mention their amazing housemade curry and garlic sauces which I’ve posted about before.

And I’ve barely made a dent in their menu so stay tuned – more to come!
 
 

Hong Kong Taste

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Hong Kong Taste, 47-21 90th Street at the corner of Corona Ave in Elmhurst, Queens, brings a bright, airy, youthful feel to cha chaan teng (tea restaurant) dining. There are three things I particularly love about this place. First, the vast and incredibly well organized menu of delicious, authentic Hong Kong specialties featuring everything from congee to dumplings to fried popcorn chicken along with an abundance of soups and rice and noodle dishes, not to mention milk teas and the like.

Second, and perhaps their claim to fame, is their Cart Noodles 🍜. It’s a mix and match bonanza where you get to choose your noodle from among nine styles (thin, thick, wheat, rice, egg, etc.) and then top it off with your choice of 26 add-ons including curry fish ball, chicken wing, pork hock, fried wonton, radish, fried egg and lots more. Here’s a bowl loaded with Hong Kong style thick noodles plus beef tendon ball, beef brisket, radish, and beef omasum (aka book tripe).

Which brings me to my third favorite aspect of Hong Kong Taste. Every table is provided with a sea of condiments, of course, but two are not to be missed: their homemade curry sauce and garlic sauce. These were truly remarkable. And sure enough, when I looked closely at their menu later that day, I saw that they sell them by the quart to take home. Guess I have to go back!
 
 

Durian Pizza at C Fruitlife

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You know the old adage about durian, right? “Smells like hell, tastes like heaven!” Well, this may be the gateway drug for durian novitiates: Durian Pizza at C Fruitlife, 135-29 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, Queens. For those of you who are curious about the flavor of durian, this offering is very mild and may well ease you into some comfy durian love; and for those of us who are hardcore durianheads, we wouldn’t mind if this were even a little more, um, pungent! They offer two versions, Musang King, the Malaysian variety, and the less expensive Monthong from Thailand. Lots of other Hong Kong style desserts as well as snacks to be found, some with a more salubrious bent, some just for fruity sweetness.