The Girl Who Ate Everything

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I Think I Want to Eat Everything in Flushing, Mostly at Golden Shopping Mall

This entry originally took place in January 3rd. Yeah, I'm swamped—if I go to bed before 2 a.m I give myself a half-assed high five and sluggishly mutter, "Halleujah." I have four more posts in the works.

no freakin' clue what this says, but I know I want it all

I don't know what this menu from the Chengdu Heaven stall in Golden Shopping Mall says, but I'm pretty sure I want to eat all of it. I will eat almost anything (or try anything at least once) categorized as Sichuan. Bring on the lip-numbing peppercorns.

dan dan noodles
Dan dan noodles

Dan dan noodles may not look like much. Flat wheat noodles on top of spicy, chili oil-laden sauce and bok choy topped with ground pork. But mix it up...

noodle shot

...and I weep with joy. Every noodle coated in tingly goodness, intermittent bits of pork clinging onto the oily strands, with some slivers of green here and there. It's one of my favorite dishes.


See, everyone's doin' it. YOU SHOULD TOO.

love the illustrated menu
Maybe I should decorate my room this way.

I also want to try everything from Xi'an Famous Snacks. Their menu is easier to figure out since it's translated and illustrated.


I tried a bit of the liang pi, which Joe DiStefano explains is "a cold salad of squidgy wheat gluten chunks and wheat starch noodles mixed with cilantro, bean sprouts, a touch of chili oil and some Chinkiang vinegar." A big honkin' place of chewy spicy goodness for only $3.50! IT IS DELICIOUS. GO EAT IT.

holy shit yes, scallion pancakes
Hello mah scallion pancake babies.

Another thing you should eat is a freshly griddled scallion pancake from the food stalls under the elevated subway tracks on the west side of Main Street (right by the LIRR station).

Kathy haz pancake.
Olia and Kathy are ready to dig in!

For scale purposes, here's the folded pancake in Kathy's hands. The blanket of crispy and chewy layers of dough flecked with chopped scallions was shared between more than five people, but I think I ended up eating most of it.

That's pork. Yeah.

Even though I didn't try it, I imagine this huge ass Taiwanese pork belly bun (courtesy of Kathryn) from Roosevelt Food Court is also something you should eat. Is it a chunk of meat? Is it a chunk of fat? Methinks it's both! Jackpot.


The Good and the Bad at the Flushing Mall, Plus Mooncakes
Beef Noodle Soup and Ginormous Shaved Ice in Flushing
Chinese, Indian, and


Golden Shopping Mall
41-28 Main St
Queens, NY 11355

Roosevelt Food Court
135-28 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11354


Marvo / February 7, 2009 5:03 PM

Most Chinese restaurants I know of have a vast menu selection and if they were to show pictures of all their menu items on a wall, it would have to be a huge wall.

(Insert Great Wall of China joke here)

King Princess / February 7, 2009 8:33 PM

I think I could live on scallion pancakes and pork fat. My grandmother makes similar pancakes with gobs of sesame oil and sugar - dough and sugar and oiliness, how can you go wrong?

anna / February 7, 2009 10:36 PM

Loving the idea of decorating a room with framed photos of food. I would totally do that but with fruit and the occasional pastry instead of Chinese food.

SuperChomp / February 8, 2009 1:28 PM

Bottom left, soupy dumplings! I can see some menu items headed with the word "fat"... Good thing? Ok, I can read some of it and I still wouldn't know what to expect. Literal translations tend not to be much help.

I think it would be HILARIOUS if you decorate your room like that. DO IT! :D

The pita-like thing at that huge-ass slab of fatty pork looks awesome *drool*

roboppy / February 8, 2009 1:47 PM

FN: And any shot of Parisian food makes me hongry, BWAH.

Marvo: I feel like that would make some sort of awesome gallery of every chinese take out dish ever.

Edd: I put on the weight..for you.

Sarah: wish I ate from it more often but it's usually where I pass to or from a restaurant. Not enough stomach space!

King Princess: I want a grandma like yours!

Anna: The wall could probably use something to break up the chinese food. PASTRIESS!! Or photos of..people.

RELS: Now I'm imagining babies made out of scallion pancakes.

Matt: I don't think it's the largest one I've ever seen. :O But it was pretty big.

Danny: Don't know, I've passed your question onto Kathryn!

SuperChomp: I will take all those items with the word "FAT" in them.

Jason / February 8, 2009 8:35 PM

Bah! Next time I'm in the area, we must conquer in the name of food! That all looks soo tasty.

roboppy / February 9, 2009 1:39 AM

Jason: TOTES!

Also, Kathyrn answers Danny's question:

Yes, very tender and fatty, just a smidge less flavorful pork than Momo's I think, but made up by the huge portion size, tenderness, and generous sprinkling of greens and peanut bits.

Go Gua Bao!

auntjone / February 9, 2009 1:44 PM

The guy holding the napkin whilst the lady slurps noodles looks only slightly put out. That is hilarious.

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