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#1 Wilfrid1

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 05:29 PM

Sunny side up and woody side down, bounded along the bottom by the BQE, along the top by Skillman Avenue, then all that mess of Amtrak tracks, and then Broadway until it hits the BQE. Western boundary is 34th Street.
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#2 Abbylovi

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 05:42 PM

Woodside Pubs and Food

Sripraphai of course.

Donovan's
My favorite burger and also a very decent pub.
5724 Roosevelt Ave (718) 429-9339

Kilmegan
60-19 Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 803-9206
Where I spotted my bartender drinking on her night off.
Walking into Kilmegans, you’ll be directed by a sign to the “restaurant” on the left or “bar” on the right.
Check out both sides, as you can drink on either. The restaurant side has lower ceilings and lots of hidden nooks and crannies, creating a cozier feel. The bar side, on the other hand has a more rambunctious feel, with a jukebox blaring and tons of folks downing pints. And yes, you just might spot your friendly neighborhood bartender drinking a Guinness that she didn’t have to pour.

La Flor
I always forget about this place but it's especially good for dessert after Sripraphi.
It is better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 05:56 PM

Ramen- Yamakaze, Sunnyside

Korean BBQ- Shin Chon Kalbi, Sunnyside

Korean Tofu Stew- Natural Tofu, Sunnyside (much better than manhattan branch)

Filipino- Ihawan, Woodside

Filipino Pastries- Krystal's Cafe, Woodside

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 05:59 PM

Korean Tofu Stew- Natural Tofu, Sunnyside (much better than manhattan branch)

I always forget about this place but when I've gone I've liked it very much. I brought our galleygirl there once and she went ballistic with joy. Hot, spicy stews. There's a summer soup that I keep meaning to try, I think it is a cold soup with beef, noodles and sliced pears.
It is better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:35 PM

Sunnyside pubs have a funny habit of burning down. My favorite has managed to avoid this fate so far:

Tailors Hall at 46th and Queens Blvd.
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 06:41 PM

Korean Tofu Stew-  Natural Tofu, Sunnyside (much better than manhattan branch)

I always forget about this place but when I've gone I've liked it very much. I brought our galleygirl there once and she went ballistic with joy. Hot, spicy stews. There's a summer soup that I keep meaning to try, I think it is a cold soup with beef, noodles and sliced pears.

Here's a better description of that soup. Courtesy of CH's Tom Meg:

One Cold Spice Noodle Soup. Sort of like cold pho, but with more of a vinegar bite to it. Very thin buckwheat noodles which the waitress cuts with scissors , julienned zucchini, very thin slices of beef, some very spicy pickled peppers, and a handful of sliced raw pear, that makes the dish so unique.
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#7 banh cuon

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 07:15 PM

That soup sounds like naengmyun, korean chilled buckwheat noodles in beef broth. Usually restaurants serve small containers of korean hot mustard as white wine vinegar alongside this dish so that you can spice and sour it to your taste. It's a great summertime noodle dish; very refreshing. Dae Dong in manhattan's Koreatown makes a good version.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 06:39 PM

Irish groceries: Butcher's Block, 41st Street just north of the 7 line

Irish bakery: Shane's, 39-61 61st Street

Has anyone tried Romanian Garden on Skillman Avenue?

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 01:49 PM

Irish groceries: Butcher's Block, 41st Street just north of the 7 line

Oh lookie, another place in Sunnyside that burned down. Fortunately they rebuilt elsewhere. Anway, they've also got pretty good meat. The bartender at Tailors Hall told me that their steam table items are quite good but I've never tried them.
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Posted 22 August 2005 - 07:26 PM

Thai: Sripraphai
Ecuadorian: Braulio & Familia
Turkish sitdown: Hemsin
Turkish fast food: Mangal Kabab
Mexican Torta: Rincon Azteca
Italian: Sapori d'Ischia
Afghan: Speengar
Filipino: Ihawan or Renee's
Salvadoran: Izalco
Burgers: Donovan's
Hot dogs: Rocco's stand at Home Depot
Chilean: JC & Family
Cuban: El Sitio
Peruvian chicken: Peking Chicken
Peruvian sit-down: Fiesta Latina
Colombian empanadas: Casa de Pollo or Seba Seba
Mexican tamales: under the 7 train 61st St station

#11 omnivorette

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 08:46 PM

Bad news about JC Family - it's been sold to Ecuadorans so no more of those pork sandwiches. They still have the beef and avocado one thought.
"It seems a positively Quixotic quest to defend food from being used as any kind of social signifier, as if it could avoid the fate of each other component of our everyday lives." -Wilfrid

#12 StephanieL

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 12:22 AM

Korean Tofu Stew-  Natural Tofu, Sunnyside (much better than manhattan branch)

I always forget about this place but when I've gone I've liked it very much. I brought our galleygirl there once and she went ballistic with joy. Hot, spicy stews. There's a summer soup that I keep meaning to try, I think it is a cold soup with beef, noodles and sliced pears.

Went tonight--a much more convenient alternative to the tofu place in Ft. Lee. They have soft tofu bowls in 7 varieties (including beef intestine) and 4 spiciness levels. I had the combination--beef, shrimp, clam, mushroom, and scallion--which was very filling. The "spicy" level was pleasantly hot. Panchan were excellent. They also have Vietnamese rice noodles, pajun, bibimbab, and a few barbecued items, including whole squid. All tofu bowls are $7 and everything else is $15 or under.

Natural Tofu
40-06 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside (right under the 40th Street 7 stop)
718-706-0899

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 03:52 AM

Glad to know this place is still good -- it's been a couple years since I ate there. As I remember it, only the tofu stew was good. I did however really like the vibe there.

Have we done best mouthfuls astoria yet and I missed it, or have we not done it yet?

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#14 Wilfrid1

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:14 PM

We are way behind because I am so lazy. Thanks for the reminder.
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#15 Wilfrid1

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 04:12 PM

Sitting down mouthfuls

Best Thai: Sripraphai (maybe best in city). Best ramen: Yamakaze. Best Korean BBQ: Shin Chon Kalbi. Best Filipino: Ihawan (don't miss the huge pork knuckles); or Renee's. Best Ecuadorian: Braulio & Familia. Best Turkish: Hemsin. Best Italian: Sapori d'Ischia. Best Afghan: Speengar. Best Salvadorean: Izalco. Best Chilean: JC & Family (caution: it now has Ecuadorian management). Best Cuban: El Sitio. Best Peruvian: Fiesta Latina.

For Korean tofu stew: Natural Tofu (also the One Cold Spice Noodle Soup - buckwheat noodles, beef, peppers, pear). For Peruvian chicken: Peking chicken.

Standing up mouthfuls

Best hot dogs: Rocco's stand at Home Depot. Best Turkish fast food: Mangal Kabab. For Mexican torta: Rincon Azteca. For Mexican tamales: the stand under the 7 train 61st Street station. Best Colombian empanadas: Casa de Pollo or Seba Seba.

Sweet mouthfuls

For dessert after Sripraphai: La Flor. For Filipino pastries: Krystal's Cafe.

Thirsty mouthfuls

Best pubs: Tailor's Hall; Donovan's (good burger too); Kilmegan (jukebox on the bar side, nooks and crannies on the restaurant side).

Shopping mouthfuls

For meat and Irish groceries: Butcher's Block.

Anything else?

Well, is there? Any markets, for example? Wine stores?
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