The 10 Tastiest Things To Eat at the New World Mall Food Court

The peanut Pure Snowy at Snopo

Last week, Counter Culture rode the long silvery escalators downstairs to the humongous new food court at the New World Mall in Flushing. Obviously, would couldn't eat everything at the 28 stalls -- many of which offered multiple specialties -- but we did sample dozens of dishes, and here are the best we encountered.

10. Peanut Pure Snowy at Snopo -- This stall specializes in the fluffiest of ices, with a choice of many flavors and toppings. The peanut Pure Snowy is a Matterhorn of snowflakes with rivulets of chocolate and crushed peanuts, something like a frozen peanut-butter sandwich.

9. Beef Noodles at Sliced Noodles -- Excercising the fried-egg option, and dumping in the attendant chili paste, the noodles for this soup are handmade before your eyes with much stretching and slapping, at one of two Lanzhou-style stalls in the food court. Those are pickled mustard greens in the lower left-hand corner.

8. Bacon Cheeseburger at Burger Shack -- If the name reminds you of Shake Shack, it's probably no accident. This stall offers burgers inspired by the Danny Meyer original, only bigger and cheaper -- in addition to Peruvian rotisserie chicken and other South American specialties.

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