Soy Bean Chan Flower Shop

In a neighborhood full of delicious, affordable things to eat, Soy Bean Chan deserves special mention as our first stop on any Flushing food crawl. As the name suggests, this is actually a plant shop, but they also sell Chinese snacks like tea eggs, taro cake, fish balls, and homemade douhua. Their version of this soft tofu pudding is perfectly silky and jiggly—it’s too hard to choose between the sweet one with ginger syrup, or the spicy one with chili oil and pickled radish, so just get both. The small shop is cash only (most items are under $5) and there's nowhere to sit, but you can take your food and some warm or cold soy milk to a park with benches around the corner.

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