Queens International

NYC readers – did you march/attend Pride Parade yesterday??  It was my weekend to cover work but I did manage to snag some on-theme treats (x2).  And we didn’t have the energy to do much dinner cooking but we did have amazing Asian food in Queens (x2!).

Thursday through Sunday I worked every day but one so I’ve been drinking all of the coffee.  Thanks to caffeine, this post is mostly a complete recap, I think I’m only missing one meal from each category.  Here’s what I’ve got…

Seriously, all of the coffee.  Always in the morning and a few times as an afternoon snack as well.  Highlights include a latte from Hungry Ghost and a cold brew from Starbucks that I ordered full-strength (usually they add water).

DSC05135

DSC05071

DSC05114

DSC05141

DSC05171

With yummy bars.  Coconut Chocolate Chip.

DSC05119

Caramel Almond.

DSC05124

A creamy tropical smoothie.  Frozen mango, guava paste, avocado, and vanilla almond milk.  I used a whole avocado (split into two servings) and I think next time I’d only use half, the creaminess was great but the flavor was a bit much for me.

DSC05126

Doughnut Plant‘s Pride doughnut = yeast with raspberry glaze.

IMG_20160626_065637

Yogurt bowl.  Strawberry lingonberry with real berries and Heritage Flakes.

DSC05079

Trail mix bags.  The standout ingredient was cinnamon roasted chickpeas.

DSC05082

Mini peanut butter cups (x ten thousand) make the afternoons seem less lengthy.

DSC05111

Sandwich and fries on a busy day.  I was worried about mealy tomatoes when I bought this but they ended up being roasted and the chew and smokiness totally made the sandwich.  There was a nice layer of spinach on there too, it was actually a pretty sandwich.

DSC05123

IMG_20160624_131157

Salad / mac and cheese / hardboiled eggs.

DSC05173

Another Pride treat, from Ample Hills.  In a cone with oatmeal lace.

DSC05185

DSC05187

The Queens International Night Market was fun, like a smaller, more focused Smorgasburg.

DSC05143

We split a taro shaved ice with mango, scm, boba, and mochi.

DSC05146

I had a very disappointing duck bao.

DSC05150

And Filipino tacos that were absolutely one of the best dishes we’ve ever tasted.  Chicken sigsig, crispy shells, and lemon mayo.  They were such a pleasing mix of textures and flavors!

DSC05152

The Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens is basically just the storefront version of the market.  I want to try something in practically ever window we walked by!  I loved what I had too.  Bahn Mi at JoJu.

DSC05164

My “Hot Chicken” had grilled lemongrass chicken with spicy mayo and kimchi, plus pickled vegetables, and a soft cooked egg.  And for $5.99 it was giant, that picture only shows one half!

DSC05159

And afterwards we walked to Red Ribbon Bakeshop.  The Ube Overload cake was gorgeous but bland and the Halo Halo was fantasmic.  Shaved ice with various sweetened beans and fruits, milk , leche flan, and whipped mango topping.

DSC05166

My only “homecooked” meal was basically an assembly of parts but I ate chips and dips and three day old roasted broccoli for dinner while I wrote this post so I’ll pat myself on the back for it.  Plus it was delicious.

DSC05095

Potato and onion pierogis with tons of roasted zucchini, tossed in a sauce made of cream cheese and chicken stock, topped with hot smoked salmon.

DSC05087

DSC05108

I only work four days this week thanks to the weekend shift, woo-hoo!

DSC05182

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s