The mall has three floors and a basement with a big food court. I was transported into Asia (mostly China) with restaurants galore. Except for the 2nd floor, the entire building including the basement, was dedicated to food! A foodie's heaven. (NOTE: I have a quick recipe below)
Our first stop at this food court to try was the grill place below. It's easier to remember it as Food Stall #16. It's where we had the sticks of various foods of your choice for $1/stick. (Unbelievable for New York City)They came in a variety of seafood, beef, chicken or lamb and vegetables.
|The stall for grilled foods in a stick (easier to remember as #16)|
First, the man above made the noodle. Then, she steps in to continue and stuff it. Note: She also tasted the filling before stuffing them in to make sure it tastes good!
Above, she's preparing the dough to put the chive pork mixture (bowl of greens on the left) into it. It is then fried on an oiled oven skillet.
|Bun with chives cut in half to show the filling. You get 2 large buns for $5. They are slightly crisp outside with very tasty filling. The filling has been cooked ahead of time prior to stuffing it in the homemade dough.|
Above, watch the man make the noodles. It reminds me of a pizza maker except this looks like you need a lot more muscles and precise movement to make the noodles. By his slamming and stretching, the dough splits in multiple strands to become noodles.
And he does it again and again!
One can actually cook them with garlic and olive oil. Then sprinkle it with minced parsley. It's so delicious! First, quickly blanche the razor clams; then, brush them well with olive oil mixed with minced garlic (or olive oil that has been soaked with garlic to get a strong garlic flavor). Open the razor and lay them shell up on a hot griddle. You can put a large heavy pan on top to flatten the razor clams open.
|Above was our dessert. I selected the sesame paste and almond soup. It was different but we liked it.|