January 1, 2021
Where to eat on New Year’s Day in New York City
This Flushing spot has been popular with its enclosed tent and a heater at each table. Among the signature dishes are the classic ma po tofu, green spicy bass (swimming in a soy-based sauce and showered with chopped chives), and diced chicken with lotus (the house-pickled root gives a wonderful sour contrast to the heat). The mix of jasmine and sticky rice is a perfect conduit for feisty sauces, and for those who like things a little milder, the kitchen is happy to adjust.