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Asian BBQ and Roast Meats

GianniB Feb 2, 2009 08:23 AM

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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    dpan RE: GianniB Feb 2, 2009 08:56 AM

    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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      Chownut RE: dpan Feb 2, 2009 09:14 AM

      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.

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      Chownut RE: GianniB Feb 2, 2009 09:08 AM

      Closest for you would probably be in Wheaton, MD.

      Paul Kee fits the bill.

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        Ellen RE: GianniB Feb 2, 2009 06:41 PM

        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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          chowsearch RE: Ellen Feb 8, 2009 05:08 PM

          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?

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            Chownut RE: chowsearch Feb 8, 2009 06:27 PM

            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.

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              chowsearch RE: Chownut Feb 8, 2009 07:30 PM

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

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                HarryFish RE: chowsearch Feb 9, 2009 02:19 PM

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

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                  Mister Big RE: HarryFish Feb 9, 2009 03:41 PM

                  Isn't the old Hollywood East still open?

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

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                    deangold RE: Mister Big Feb 9, 2009 06:03 PM

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

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                    DanielK RE: HarryFish Feb 10, 2009 06:58 AM

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

                  3. re: chowsearch
                    Steve RE: chowsearch Feb 9, 2009 06:39 PM

                    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.

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              burkemic99 RE: GianniB Feb 11, 2009 02:01 PM

              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.

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