It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Asian cuisine.
Some of the best experiences that I have had in my life have occurred when eating Asian food, like that time that I learned how to make sushi in Tokyo or that time that I traveled to Jersey City to explore the Filipino food scene.
In 2010, I made a trek to China, followed by Hong Kong in 2011, and Taiwan in 2012, however after visiting all of these areas, I did not become very familiar Chinese foods. Last year, Agness from eTramping wrote a nice guest post on breakfast foods in China which helped to familiarize me a little bit with some of China’s most well-known dishes, however I yearned to learn more.
Accompanied by my friend and professional chef Shaquay, we made the journey out to the neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia boasting over 30,000 Chinese residents. We were on the hunt for authentic Chinese cuisine, and armed with a list of places to check out in Flushing, we headed to the neighborhood to taste all that it had to offer.