Seafood boils like those at Boat House don’t have the most elegant presentation, but no one’s there for the appearance anyway. What appeals to people is the flavorful sauces and copious amounts of shellfish. It’s a very casual and messy dining experience, so in order to fully enjoy this, you’ll need to cast your reservations aside and just dig in with your hands.
Chung Moo Rollrice & Dongas is a great spot for Korean comfort food in Flushing. This small restaurant serves up homey fare like stir-fried rice dishes and noodle soups, but I always go for their fresh kimbap. For those who don’t know what that is, think “sushi’s Korean counterpart.” Their namesake choong moo kimbap originated from a South Korean harbor town by the same name (now known as Tongyeong), and consists of plain rice rolls served with spicy squid and spicy pickled radish.