This Chinese place in Elmhurst serves dumplings the size of change purses, in both fried and steamed varieties. Aside from their plumpness, Lao Bei Fang’s pork and chive dumplings are a good option if you’re looking for a quick, affordable lunch. Each order of four costs less than a subway fare.
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Dek Sen is a small, cash-only Thai spot in Elmhurst that excels at dessert. Get the pad kee mao, and be sure to try the massive milo sizzling roti.
If you’re looking for Taiwanese food in Elmhurst, check out Taiwanese Specialties. It’s great for groups, and they serve some very good fly’s head.
If you’re looking to hear some live music around Elmhurst or Jackson Heights, go to Terraza 7.
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Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Nom Wah Tea Parlor is very simply an excellent place to eat some good dim sum and have a little fun. There’s a reason they’ve been around since 1920.
Málà Project is a great Chinese restaurant in the East Village that specializes in dry pot.
Spicy Village is not a romantic date spot. Unless styrofoam dishware gets you all hot and bothered. Take your friends, bring a bottle of wine, and prepare to spend $10 a piece on some delicious Chinese grub.
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Ayada is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Bring a big group to Elmhurst spot, and cover your table in duck, catfish, and drunken noodles.
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