Spicy & Tasty

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Photograph: Dominic Perri

Spicy and Tasty

Photograph: Dominic Perri

Spicy and Tasty

Photograph: Dominic Perri

Spicy and Tasty

Any serious trip to Flushing for volcanically spicy Szechuan food should begin here. Revered by in-the-know regulars, this brightly lit eatery serves plates of peppercorn-laden pork and lamb swimming in a chili sauce that’s sure to set even the most seasoned palate aflame. Make sure to stock up on cold-bar options, like zesty sesame noodles, crunchy chopped cucumbers and smooth, delicate tofu—you’ll need the relief. Service is speedy and mercifully attentive to water requests.
Venue name: Spicy & Tasty
Address: 39-07 Prince St
Cross street: between Roosevelt and 39th Aves
Opening hours: Daily 11am–11pm
Transport: Subway: 7 to Flushing–Main St
Price: Average main course: $13. Cash only

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This is one of my favorite spicy foods restaurants in Flushing! As a Sichuan (aka. Szechuan) restuarant, they are known for their "ma la" (literally translated as "numbing spice," a spice created from the Sichuan pepper). This is the spice they use in ma po tofu. If you've ever had ma po tofu at other "Chinese" restaurants, and it didn't strangely numb your entire mouth/tongue, you have never really had ma po tofu. You've had fake Westernized ma po tofu. In which case, you must try the dish here. I'm not a big fan of this spice so this isn't my go-to dish.

Dishes I highly recommend are Qing jiao (green chili peppers) & pork, Sauteed peas sprouts with garlic, and their cold cucumber dish. I have yet to try their fried rice but I hear people raving about it all the time. Must be amazing fried rice if it has people so stirred up over... rice.

Everything on the menu is worth trying though since they have yet to disappoint me with any of their dishes. The chef knows his Sichuan cuisine and cooks really well.