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HK Food Court transports an Asian utopia to the heart of Queens

Craving soup dumplings for dinner? Sure, but why not have it all: shrimp skewers and egg pancakes, Taiwanese fried chicken and chili-boiled fish, squishy coconut squares and bubble tea. We know just the place: the new HK Food Court in Elmhurst (8202 45th Ave.). In a single-floor space that used to be a Chinese supermarket, it’s a sprawling, cheery affair just a block from the Elmhurst Avenue stop on the R, M and E lines. Two dozen stalls hawk Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare. On a recent weekday, its 200 plastic chairs in between the stalls were filled with families, couples and groups of friends chowing down on savory dumplings, fried pork cutlets and sweet beverages in neon colors. Must-visit spots include Khao Ka Moo, ...