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Let's go Food Tasting : Famous New World Mall Food Court
Attention to Join this event, You need to Arrive on Time, Have 2- 3 hours of free time. Bring Only Cash, Do not give me Credit Card or ATM card, The mall is Cash Only!
We are going to eat Family Style with serving spoon, Do not RSVP if Family style is not for you. Every Individual Is responsible to buy $15 Worth of food, (All the food price are tax including and No tips need it on new mall world!). Every individual is responsible to pay their own drinks. Since is this slow food tasting, You Have to give Organizer $15 for food +2 for meetup fee = $17 at your arrival, I will assign team members on groups with money to buy the food for us slowly.
Payment: Cash Only!
(Please bring change to make organizer's job easier.)
Please take your RSVP seriously as other guests often have to be turned away. There will be a $2.00 organization fee for this meetup to be collected at the day of the event. For This particular Event I have to charger the event fee + $15 = $17 (Please absolutely bring Cash and Change Please! )before the dinner. send out different team each time with money to buy the food for group.
(Please understand and appreciate that the organizer has to research the venue, go in person to check the place, talk to the manager for the reservation, take time to make this informative meetup page. has to be at event earlier and leave late. Collecting the Money from each individuals, since most restaurant doesn't split the bill. The $2.00 organization fee is to keep the organization and easy-going. Please do not RSVP if you don't agreed.)
Here's a Yelp review for this Place:
Yo! We are in New York City!
Confucius said: "Everything has its beauty; but not everyone sees it."
What up! I just happened to know the Confucius of Yelp. An American Chinese man with words of wisdom and advice that should be followed.
Yelp Confucius said: "Braddah! Tourist who only read front side of page, will never know what is on back side. If you want to see the real NYC Chinatown, go to Flushing!"
There are many Chinatowns of New York City. The one everyone knows is in Manhattan. Another one is in Flushing-Queens.
Yelp Confucius is right. Most tourist have experienced and have seen Chinatown Manhattan. Few have taken the No. 7 subway/train and ventured out to see the Chinatown in Flushing.
Yelp Confucius said: "My man! Chinatown with only a few Chinese is a tourist trap."
Those are truly words of wisdom. I am from Hawaii. I understand what Yelp Confucius is saying. Waikiki has few Hawaiians and you find very few locals there. Waikiki is a tourist trap. We decide to take the advice of the wise Yelp Confucius.
Manhattan and Flushing Chinatown are very different.
Manhattan has many Chinese restaurants and shops but you see just a few Chinese on the streets.
We take the No. 7 to the Flushing Terminal. When we surface, we find we are in the middle of a Chinatown where 85% to 90% of the people on the streets are either Chinese or Koreans. We got the feeling that we were somehow transported to Hong Kong or Shanghai.
The Asian population here seems to be on the younger side. The street conversation we hear is not English but Chinese.
We looked up and down the streets. The shop and restaurant signs were mostly in Chinese or Korean. Only the street signs and the signs of major American corporations were in English.
Yelp Confucius say: "Ah so! When hungry; use two chopsticks! Man with one chopstick go hungry. Look for food you never tried before!"
We were starving. We notice this place called the "New World Mall". The New World Mall is very upper end, modern and clean. We wander in and look for a restaurant there.
We see the "Food Court" sign and take the escalator down to the basement level.
There is no doubt we are in Chinatown. There are about 25 restaurant there; all but two sold Chinese food. The two that didn't sold Korean and Japanese foods. There was no McDonald's, Burger King, Subway or Kentucky Fried Chicken here.
We walk around and one particular restaurant catches our eyes.
The restaurant we decide on is Shang Zi Wei Hao Xin Xiang. They have this create your own meal concept that was very appealing to us.
You select from fresh ingredients and they cook what you select for you. They weigh what you select and charge you by the pound . $8.00/pound for meat and seafood. $7.50/pound for vegetables, mushrooms and fungus.
The meats: Pork, beef, chicken, pig ear, liver, kidney, intestines, tripe, gizzards, etc.
The seafood: Crab, prawn, shrimp, abalone like shellfish, fish, squid, baby octopus, etc.
The vegetables, mushrooms and fungus: Leeks, green onions, mung bean spouts, bok choy, tofu, cauliflower, carrots, button, shiitake, enoki, wood ear, and a many other mushrooms, fungus and vegetable I cannot remember.
You choose the spiciness of your meal (no hot; little hot; hot and spicy; very hot and spicy. We chose hot and spicy.); they weigh it; they charge you (our total was $16.00); and they cook everything in a wok with their special herbs and spices. Your cooked meal is placed in a huge 16" diameter bowl. You pick it up and take it to your table and mix in rice with all the ingredients.
We ate out of the large bowl. It felt a little awkward in the beginning, but after awhile, we thought this way of eating was very family oriented and a very sociable way to eat.
The mixture of all the ingredients was delicious. The taste very unusual and different from any other kind of Chinese food we had ever eaten. The special herbs and spices somehow seemed to bring all of the ingredients into a very delightful harmony. We really loved our lunch.
We are glad we took the advice of Yelp Confucius and ventured out to the Flushing Chinatown. Yelp Confucius' final words of advice.
Yelp Confucius said: "Man who takes sleeping pill and laxative before going to bed will wake up in deep shit."
Yelp Confucius ...you are so very wise! Mahalo!