Gothamist.com’s Guide To The Mouth-Watering World Of Flushing Food Malls provides an insight on this wonderland of cheap, authentic, down-and-dirty Chinese food. Some of the highlights include:
Mom’s Hot & Numbing Heat – serves up all-you-can-eat hot pot for $17. Load up on lamb, tofu, potatoes, mushrooms and more with your choice of an incendiary chili broth on one side of the pot and a milder, clear broth on the other.
Taipei booth – famous for a gua bao, the classic Taiwanese pork bun snack that puts Momofuku’s version to shame. Slices of pork belly are braised in soy sauce, rice wine and spices until fall-apart tender, then stuffed into a fluffy steamed bun and topped with preserved vegetables, crushed peanuts and fresh cilantro.