A perfectly cooked kebab in the middle of Flushing's Chinatown
I love travelling to Queens for the dizzying chaos of its Chinatown - stalls of steaming dumplings, fruit and vegetables I missed from my time in Asia and incomparably delicious roast duck and pork. But moving away from the end of the 7 train there is another gem: a wonderful kebab house in the middle of the Asian eats.
The food is Persian, with an emphasis on Afghani staples such as kebabs, lamb tikka, and a rice infused with saffron and stained yellow, topped with tender lamb or chicken. Don't miss their great Kashk Badenjan (roasted mashed eggplant) and their homemade ice cream, laced with rose water.
Not the cheapest restaurant on the block, but it's sure to satisfy.