White Bear

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80 Good

Everyone comes here for one item only: wontons with hot sauce.

135-02 Roosevelt Ave., Ste. 5, Flushing, NY, 11354


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The lowdown

There are 34 items on the menu, including several types of fried rice, noodles, and dumplings, at Bai Xiong, or White Bear, a tiny bare-bones storefront across from the Bland Houses. You, along with everybody else, are there for only one item though: wontons with hot sauce. Hesitate for a moment and the proprietress will put you in your place with a curt, “No. 6, sit down.” The thin-skinned white morsels, known as hong you wonton, filled with pork and topped with scorched chile oil and crunchy bits of pickled vegetables are simply amazing. A standard order of 12 is $6.50. Feeling especially hungry? Score 20 for $11.25, or better yet take home 200 frozen wontons. You’ll have to figure out how to make the sauce on your own though!

What you need to know

Recommended DishesWontons with hot sauce.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized