Queens gets a taste of Bacolod, Philippines at House of Inasal in Woodside. Try the famous lemongrass grilled chicken barbecue with garlic rice and a side of pickled papaya (atchara). For dessert have the ube ice cream sandwiches. Masarap (delicious)! Restaurant is closed Mondays.

65-14 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377


Henan Feng Wei in Flushing is tucked away on the often forgotten 41st Avenue. The Henan restaurant was renovated and serves the best pork pancake I have ever tasted. Fluffy, flavorful and stuffed with so much pork if you cut it more than once, it will all spill out. Most items are under five dollars. They even have soup dumplings!

136-31 41st Avenue, Flushing NY 11355

This one time famous hamburger from Donovan’s Pub in Woodside comes with sweet potato fries or regular french fries. If you get it with cheese, they give you two slices! Donovan’s Pub is up for sale. Come by for a drink, to watch the game, and that juicy burger before the famous landmark becomes a thing of the past.

57-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

Fulfill your sugar cravings with a Very Berry Belgian Waffle from Caffeine Fix in Flushing. The massive waffle comes with your choice of single scoop ice cream (red bean in this picture), berries, banana, whip cream, and Nutella. Great for sharing.

149-40 41st Ave., Flushing, NY 11355

Momos for beginners, that’s how I like to refer to the momos at Namaste Tashi Delek Momo Dumpling Palace in Jackson Heights. These tasty Tibetan dumplings are filled with beef, chicken, or veggies. You can dip them in a buttery, sweet Tamarind sauce or a spicy tomato chutney one. Stall is located in the back of Merit Kebab and Dumpling Palace.

37-67 74th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

5Pointz, famous for being an international “graffiti mecca”, is often admired from the 7 train. 5 Pointz is a building on Jackson Avenue and Crane. Graffiti covers it’s 200,000 square feet. If you are ever in Long Island City or visiting MoMA PS1 across the street, take a walk by or tour of 5Pointz. It’s a sight and perfect example of New York flava.   

In the shadow of Jackson Heights' famous Indian, Nepali, and Himalayan cuisine lies Legend’s Bar where in the back exists a fantastic Texas style barbecue kiosk. Head straight to Ranger Texas Barbecue for all your pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausage links, and chicken cravings. They even have sides. Baked beans, cornbread, you name it!

Legend’s/Ranger Texas Barbecue, 71-04 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Slurp slurp. Don’t forget to add in bean sprouts, basil, Sriracha, and lime juice into your bowl of pho Tai (Vietnamese beef rice noodle soup with fresh eye of round). During Winter, this is an amazing treat and great during those days where you feel like you can’t shake the sniffles.

Thai Son, 4010 74th Street, Jackson Heights, NY  


Believe me when I say one bowl of Dan Dan Noodles is not enough. You’ll be asking for more so top off that heat with Spicy Cold Noodles and Sliced Pork Belly in Chili Garlic Sauce. Little Pepper in College Point serves up the best Sichuan food I have ever had in NYC.

Little Pepper, 18-24 College Point Blvd., NY, NY 11356  


A meal at Lao Dong Bei in Flushing will leave you with a sweet dessert. The chef’s version of mat tang is caramelized taro, banana, and apples. It arrives piping hot and sticky. Dip a piece in the ice water bath and the sugary coating crystalizes and becomes a crunchy candy shell. Bet you can’t stop at just one piece!

Lao Dong Bei, 44-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355