Took the trip out to Elmhurst, Queens for the first time to check out their Chinatown. I actually didn’t know there was a fourth NYC Chinatown until recently. It’s defintely a calmer setting than the others and doesn’t quite look like New York to me. Thinking about it now, it’s probably because of the occasional parking lots.
I went for some Pork Fried Dumplings (4 for $1.25) at Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House. Pretty standard. Maybe a little bland, but the soy-vinegar sauce and the Frank’s RedHot-type sauce refilled in the Sriracha bottles did the job.
Everyone looked like they were eating noodle soup. When they finished, the customers would dump their leftovers into a bucket near the door, which was right next to me. It was halfway high.
Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House – 86-08 Whitney Ave. Elmhurst, NY 11373
More on my Elmhurst adventure to come.