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Aug 8, 2009 09:49 PM

No Roast Goose?

In Hong Kong I stuffed my face with delicious roast goose. Can I not get it here?

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  1. Zlata Praha in Astoria sometimes has goose.
    zum stammtisch in glendale during the holidays.
    as far as chinese roast goose....
    might want to try Xiara Unisex or pacificana in sunset park. That is just speculation though.

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    1. re: Jeffsayyes

      i'd steer clear of zlata praha. it's quite terrible. and the goose at koliba isn't much better. best best is to wander the main street area in flushing and see what you can find.

    2. I assume you're looking for the Cantonese style roast goose? In all my years of living in NYC, I've never seen roast goose at a Cantonese restaurant that serves roast meats. It's usually (delicious) roast duck or squab. Let me know if you ever find it.

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      1. re: sohjyu

        Yes Cantonese style. I wonder why it is in every Cantonese restaurant in Hong Kong and none in NYC?

        1. re: FrankieLymon

          I've occasionally seen roast goose hanging alongside the ducks in Flushing...on Main St and on Kissena near the corner of Main.

          1. re: EricMM

            Thanks alot for the tip Eric. Unfortunatley not sure I could even spot a goose If I saw it in a window.

            1. re: FrankieLymon

              It looks like a duck, but its much larger. Sometimes they are split and flattened, but either way they are much larger than the ducks around them.

          2. re: FrankieLymon

            For some reason goose is very expensive in NY, at least on the retail market. I've often wondered the same thing - what do they do with the geese they get the feet and intestines from? Those appear on menus all the time.

          3. re: sohjyu

            yeah i looked around for it for a while, but could never find it so i gave up...if anyone ever sees a place that serves it on a regular basis id love to get some

            i think its better than duck

            1. re: Lau

              I think it's better than duck, too, even though I love a medium rare duck breast. And the (mass of) rendered goose fat from the roasting is so delicious we spread it on bread like butter the next day, when it is creamy. It's a pity that roast goose is so hard to find !

          4. NY Noodletown in Manhattan has whole roast goose on occasion. They're in Chinatown, on Bowery by Bayard.

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            1. had a conversation on this topic with the guy at ny noodletown. he said the goose in north america and the goose in hong kong are totally different. he said the goose in hong kong is better than the duck, and the duck is much better in north america.

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              1. re: FrankieLymon

                I've eaten them both places, and there's a slight difference - I think they must be slaughtered younger in China, the breasts are smaller and the meat tenderer. They are perhaps grown larger here because the main use is for large meals such as Christmas dinner (although good luck feeding more than 6 people on an average one, not very meaty). In NY at least they are fiendishly expensive at retail - we've paid $8.95/lb or so for a 10-12 pounder, of which around 6 lbs are bones and fat (the fat is great to have around for frying). The duck here is fattier than duck is by and large in China but I believe the main commercial breed - the Pekin - originated there.