(This venue closed after a fire in January 2017. It is unclear if or when 7 Express will reopen.) "Yi kuai! Yi kuai!" This continual call to passersby reflects the shop's budget-minded prices as a whole, but it pertains to one menu item in particular: oversized, well-stuffed steamed buns. In the first photo, they command a keep-warm display all their own, at far left. The buns come in two varieties, each marked on top with a single dot, red for pork or green for vegetable, like the one that fills my not-inconsiderable grip. Cost: yi kuai (Ee Kwhy) — one buck.
135-42 Roosevelt Ave. (Main-Prince Sts.), Flushing, Queens