So after the first ever Flushing noodle/dumpling tour, there was a clear winner:
Xi’an Famous Foods in the Golden Shoping center, 41-28 Main Street. Find the shopping center, go downstairs, and follow the warren to Xi’an (it is across the way from Lanzhou noodles, whose noodles were tasty, but which couldn’t hold a candle to Xi’an). The Cumin Lamb was regarded as a favorite.
I am going back there this Friday to show a cousin.