c

ChicaDIficil's Profile

Title Last Reply

Fried chicken in Woodside area

The peruvian chiles in the aji sauce you are talking about are called "aji amarillo." You can find frozen aji amarillo in the freezer section of many groceries in Sunnyside, Woodside, and Jackson Heights (as well as other neighborhoods in Queens that have a high South American population). My mom makes her version of the sauce by putting aji amarillo in a blender and mixing it with red vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and a little bit of cumin. Her's isn't creamy, though, but it is a lot spicier. Of course, you can make it creamier by adding mayo.

Jun 29, 2008
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Sunnyside - The Fruitless Search For A Decent Slice of Pizza

Although I can't say that all of the pizza pies at Marabella's are great, they do make a few specialty pizzas that are excellent. My favorites are the mondello pizza (arugula, prosciutto, fresh mozarella, parmesan, and a tasty red sauce) and the quattrogsto (artichoke and ham). Their grandma pizza is also pretty good. Their plain cheese slice is just okay, though

May 18, 2008
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Any good Turkish food in Queens???

Me too. Turkish Grill is great.

Feb 02, 2008
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Delivery in Woodside/Sunnyside???

Yes, they are actual taco trucks. I am pretty sure they don't deliver, however.
BTW, the best taco truck in the area is the one that parks after 8pm on 41 St and Queens Blvd (South Side). They call themselves Los Vagabundos. I actually prefer their tacos and tortas more than the ones from Del Mole. The guys that run the truck are super nice too.

Jan 18, 2008
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Big Supermarket in Queens with Organic products

Another option is to order from Freshdirect or join the Sunnyside Community Supported Agriculture Cooperative www.sunnysidecsa.com

Jan 18, 2008
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Indian in Sunnyside

I am looking for recommendations for decent Indian food in Sunnyside. I realize that I can go to Woodside or Jackson Heights for amazing Indian food, but I have a young baby at home so I need something that delivers or I can walk to when the Indian food craving strikes. Any recommendations?

Jan 18, 2008
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Marmara in Sunnyside

Has anybody been to Marmara yet? It is the new Turkish seafood place located where Hemsin used to be (corner of Queens Blvd and 39th Place).

Oct 29, 2007
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Hemsin closed?

Actually, it's going to be a Turkish seafood restaurant. I talked to a guy who was doing the renovation and that was what he told me.

Oct 13, 2007
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

is the grind in sunnyside closed?

The small sign on the gates says it is closed temporarily due to plumbing repairs.

Mar 31, 2007
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Taco truck in Sunnyside

I am not sure if they use lard or not, but I would assume they do because they seem to cook with authentic ingredients. At the same time, I don't think their tacos or tortas have any ingredients that demand the use of lard--they don't put refried beans on their tacos or tortas, for instance. I do know that they cook everything in the same grilling space.

Oct 10, 2006
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Taco truck in Sunnyside

I wrote about the truck on 41st Street and Queens Blvd on another thread. Their tacos are very good, but their tortas are magnificent. You should really try them. They come with your choice of meat, jalapenos, the hot sauces of your choice, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, onions, and fried cheese. They cost $5 but they are extremely filling. IMO, the tacos and tortas from the 41st Street taco truck are much better than the ones from Dalia's taco truck (which parks on 46th street and Greenpoint). The truck doesn't arrive to 41st street until around 8pm, however. They cater to the bars and overnight shift workers. Unfortunately, their schedule is not as regular as I would hope. There have been a few nights when I waited around till 8:30 anticipating their delicious tortas to discover that they are not there.

Oct 07, 2006
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Uncle Spud's closes in Sunnyside, Queens

So where's a good place for Sunnyside rotisserie now?

Aug 17, 2006
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Best Taco Truck?

Dalia's parks on 46th Street between QUeens Blvd and Greenpoint. In my opinion, however, the truck that parks on 41st and Queens Blvd is much better.

Aug 17, 2006
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Best Taco Truck?

The best taco truck, by far, is the one the parks every night on 41st Street and Queens Blvd in Sunnyside, Queens. (And I should know because I once helped a friend report a story on Queens taco trucks for school.) In addition to their delicious $2 tacos, they also make fabulous tortas. I used to avoid tortas because I thought what is the use of taco filling in a roll of bread. Boy, was I wrong! They really fill up their tortas with more than that: meat of your choice, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, pickled jalapenos, hot sauce. It's one of the most delicious sandwiches I've had. And so filling too. If I am not too hungry, I'll share half of my sandwich with my husband. And the guys who run the taco truck are super friendly. They gave me their business card once; they called themselves "los vagabundos."

The only down side is that taco truck doesn't arrive in Sunnyside until 8pm or 8:30pm. After a long day at work, I find it hard to wait that long for supper.

Jul 12, 2006
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Best Rotisserie Chicken in Sunnyside

Never tried the supermarket ones but thanks for the tip.

Jul 12, 2006
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Best Rotisserie Chicken in Sunnyside

There are a lot of places in Sunnyside that sell rotisserie chicken. La Pollera Colorada, Pio Pio Riko, Brisas del Mar, Chips are just a few. What are people's opinions for the best rotisserie chicken in Sunnyside? I tend to like my chicken moist but also with flavorful seasoning. Of the ones I tried, Pio Pio Riko was dry while La Pollera Colorada was a little bit bland. I haven't tried any others, though.

Jul 08, 2006
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs

Pio Pio Riko Greenpoint

It's on 46th Street and Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside, Queens. I've only had their chicken for takeout. It was okay, not as good as the Pio Pio in Jackson Heights/Elmhurst (they are not related, by the way). I don't remember the range of prices, but an entire rotisseri chicken cost about $7. They have a full menu of Peruvian food, but I haven't tried it. It looks busy, though.

Jul 08, 2006
ChicaDIficil in Outer Boroughs