Some Chinatown updates
- limster Oct 19, 2006 03:45 AM
Tried the new Cantonese roast meat place across from Ginza calld Great BBQ. Nice glazed roast pork (cha1 shao1), but a notch down from China Pearl Best Cafe's. I do like their roast pork with crispy skin (shao1 rou4) -- got a nice cut of what was the shoulder -- good crispy skin, but less of the pearly fattness of the belly cut. Sauce is a bit heavy on star anise and/or clove. Worth checking out more.
Chinatown Eatery is closing at the end of the month as the building is going to be demolished (or seriously renovated). Bummer -- Gourmet Seafood's a favourite of mine and will be sad to see it go.
ack! that's terrible news, i'm a big fan of gourmet seafood as well as the boba tea place in the eatery. i also assume that chances are good that the renovated building will be office space or condos and won't return as a food spot...
Yikes, that's awful news. I will very much miss Swatow and particularly the BBQ chicken and fried fice lunch that Sheila recommmended from her youth. I'll make a point of trying Gourmet seafood before they close. I had the roast duck when Great BBQ opened last week and it was OK but did not stand out. They had free samples of the crispy skin roast pork and I agree that the skin was very nice.
Wait..is this for certain, 2nd Floor is going to be gone???
If so..well, all good things must pass, I guess. But I'll seriously miss that place. When in college, many late dinners were had there.