this NYT article. Seeing as I live 10 minutes away, you'd think I'd have eaten in Flushing before. Well that answer would be no.
The Flushing I know isn't the hot new food destination, rather the place where you switch from train to bus, protecting your olfactory system against the death stench coming off of Flushing River and Bay (I'm seriously happy that the DEP worked on that problem; tax money well spent.) That and I had a car for many years; you don't drive in Flushing unless you have a death wish. But as of late, I have been in Flushing nearly every day going from the train to the bus (my horrible commute that I hate so much, but I refuse to become a full-fledged LIRR monthly carrying commuter, again), and so has Silly. Silly and I are now making a point to meet in Flushing and eat, if only because it's the hot new food destination. We met a few days ago and after a little wandering, we found Sunway. They have a small dim sum lunch menu where everything is $2.95, in additional to their normal menu. Nothing was exotic or especially unique, so we ordered some dim sum along with a regular entree.
Mei Li Wah, but the dough was a bit stickier and denser, meaning it was not as fluffy as I would have liked.
All in all, grease was the word in this meal. It was an average meal in that nothing really stood out or was particularly worth a trip from Manhattan. This did seem like a good gateway into the Flushing scene, as the restaurant is clean and bright, had an attentive staff, is open much later than other restaurants in the area, and is easily accessible (not stairs, or small, dark hallways, etc).
39-07 Prince Street
Flushing, NY 11354