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Umamiventure #13: Flushing Food Circuit, Pt. II

Preface: Umamiventure #13: Flushing Food Circuit, Pt. I DUMPLING TIMEZhu Ji Guo Tie40-52 Main Street (Entrance on 41st Avenue)T: 718.358.6265


Umamiventure #13: Flushing Food Circuit, Pt. I

I'm back!!! I have been terribly UM delinquent- it's been totally crazy over here in the last two weeks, what with trying to finish up stuff at work (impossible) and packing up 6 years of my NYC life into little cardboard boxes (unfathomable).

Salad Cracker "Pizzas" at the US Open

Went to the US Open on Friday- it was so neat! It's a NY event that I've been wanting to do for a long time, so at the 11th hour, I...

"It's Fried!"

Went to Elias Corner for Fish the other night- a reputable Greek seafood joint in Queens that Aya wrote about a few months back. It was awesome!Aside from the soft, char-grilled octopus, the gooey garlic musselfest, and the plethora of grilled fishes we ordered (red snapper, salmon, the kickass...

Best Seafood in Queens

Friday was Astoria exploration day. After hitting P.S. 1 for a rooftop performance by Min Tanaka (which was more about the 4 or 5 photographers who were making so much noise throughout) Ryo guided us into her 'hood. It was already nighttime dark at 6pm, and very chilly, so...

Authentic Indonesian Food

I was taken to Queens last night. I haven't left the island since I moved back, so it was quite an excursion.Subway ride to Elmhurst, and Minangasli restaurant was right there. I went there with my friend Tonny, who is from Bali, and he insisted we had to go...


Taste of Jackson Heights

Taste of Jackson Heights was last weekend and some of us went on a little Umamiventure to Queens on Saturday afternoon. After attending "Taste of Times Square" and "Taste of the Village" in recent years, I have to say I like how they do it in the Heights! Very...


Umamiventure: Ocean Jewel Restaurant

A few weeks ago, we ventured on our first official Umami Mart field trip, which I hope we can organize once a month. The idea is to get people in the area, UM contributors and local eaters, to travel far and wide (an outer borough, OH MY!) for infamous eats....