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Feb 2, 2009 08:23 AM

Asian BBQ and Roast Meats

Is there anywhere in the area you can buy roasted Chinese duck, 5-spice pork, etc.? Went to H Mart in Catonville hoping to find some. The Super H Mart in the Atlanta area had it so I was sorely disappointed.

I live in Annapolis so would have to drive anyway, so anywhere in the metro area is OK.


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  1. My favorite is Mark's Duck House in Falls Church. All of their meats (white and soy sauce chicken, roast duck, roast pork (red or with crispy skin), are very good. I've heard the prices have gone up but not sure.

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    1. re: dpan

      You are right. The prices have gone up, and again recently.

      For the roast pig, they now have separate prices for the good cuts vs. the less desirable cuts. It is now $13.50/lb for the best cut (around the rib area). I think it's slightly cheaper for the worst cut (dry white meat) that nobody wants.

      Ducks are probably about $23/duck.

      Roast BBQ pork (red) is probably $11/lb.

      I used to buy roast meats from there often, but not anymore.

      I think the new owners are trying to make up for their investment soonest.

      Roast meats can also be purchased at the somewhat nearby Great Wall Supermarket, but they're not as good.

    2. Closest for you would probably be in Wheaton, MD.

      Paul Kee fits the bill.

      1. Full Key on University Blvd. in Wheaton has had consistently good BBQ pork. Currently the best I've found, but haven't been to Mark's Duck House yet. They're worth going to to eat there and then bring an order of pork home. I love tossing it with sauteed garlicky greens: kale, chard, spinach, bok choy, etc.

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        1. re: Ellen

          Any recent reports on Paul Kee? I keep hearing the club they're connected to gets repeatedly busted with shutdowns for things like nude dancing and other liquor board violations. Anyone know if that affects the restuarant side as well, or if open, has the quality been affected? It's a nice late-night shrimp dumpling soup with soy sauce chicken on the side.

          And how does it compare to Full Key on University these days?

          1. re: chowsearch

            I've always found Paul Kee's cooking to be average to bland and the portions to be average also.

            I've never eaten at Full Key, so I can't compare.

            On a side note, I hear that their neighbor, China Chef, has been closed over a month now. Food was always good there, but the place was decrepit.

            1. re: Chownut

              Other than Ruan Thai and hopefully the new El Pollo Rico, what's good in Wheaton? Is there any good Chinese or Japanese?

              1. re: chowsearch

                Hollywood East on the Blvd is our Chinese of choice in Wheaton. Recently moved from Price Ave. Full Key also good

                1. re: HarryFish

                  Isn't the old Hollywood East still open?

                  And don't forget Nava Thai just across the way.

                  1. re: Mister Big

                    The old Hollywood East closed a few weeks ago. Only the University Boulevard location is open now.

                  2. re: HarryFish

                    I love Hollywood East, but they rarely have BBQ available.

                  3. re: chowsearch

                    Floating Market Noodle Soup at Nava Thai. If you think you can handle it, get it at full strength.

                    Felafel at Max's. The ultimate felafel bar.

            2. Maxim's in Rockville or the other grocery store right behind it (name escapes me).

              In Baltimore metro I think you have to hit the asian market on Security blvd (inside the beltway). Hands down, DC has better asian food than Baltimore.