|Guava-filled cheese bread from Las Delicias de Pandebono: Colombia|
|Mexican fish empanadas courtesy of La Esquina de Cameron.|
It all started with my recent forays into Tibetan food in Boston. Knowing I was moving to NYC, I did some research on Tibetan food here and found an event called the "momo crawl," in which foodies visit Tibetan restaurants around Jackson Heights for samples of the traditional dumpling treat. Jeff Orlick, a self-styled "Queens Ambassador," ran the event and that brought me to his tours.
The momos above come from a Tibetan restaurant at the back of a cell phone store in Jackson Heights.
|Plate of curried deliciousness from a Halal cart near TD Bank, Jackson Heights|
|Bangladeshi jalebi, Haat Bazaar Bangladeshi market.|
The first place we stopped at specialized in Filipino food and I fell in love with these eggplant omelettes, called Tortang Talong.
|From Fritzie's Bakery Filipino|
We had such a great morning walking around Jackson Heights and eating little bits of lots of different things. I was definitely full by the time the tour ended, but to paraphrase Anthony Bourdain, I was hungry for more!