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For those of you picking up a whole roast duck on the way home from work, or digging into a plate of char siu over rice at lunch where do you do it?

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  1. Big Wong's is the most consistent for my liking (my mom is from HK) but it is a heck of a trek for me

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    Big Wong
    67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    1. i like:
      - ny noodletown
      - hsin wong: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/765892
      - big wong

      i think they are all pretty decent, i find that the biggest factor will be when it actually came out of the oven. If you get any of them when its straight out of the oven, it will actually be quite good. on the other hand you might get some that has been sitting around for a long time and it might be mediocre

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      Great New York Noodletown
      28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

      Big Wong
      67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

      Hsin Wong
      72 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

      1. Big Wong is my favorite (but they don't got no roast pig), though I'd go wherever my friends want to go.

        Only thing, for the uninitiated, gotta ask for either fattier or half fat half lean.

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        Big Wong
        67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

        1. I prefer Hsin Wong over either Bing Wong or NY Noodletown, but I would gladly have barbecue meats from any three.

          In the past, I have frequented the old A-Wah, or the place currently at the location, which I believe is @ 5 Catherine Street. The last time I was there, I remember purchasing a whole BoBo Soy Sauce Chicken for $15.

          I would be curious to know anyone's thoughts on East Corner Wonton, located on the corner of East Broadway & Market. I passed by many times, but have never tried. It's always seems very busy.

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          East Corner Wonton
          70 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

          A-Wah
          5 Catherine St, New York, NY 10038

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          1. re: fourunder

            i had heard good things about it and it is always busy as you said, but when i tried it out i was underwhelmed, i thought any of the previously mentioned places serve much better bbq

            others:
            - JM family: very underwhelming
            - A-Wah: i think their bbq is not very good
            - yummy noodle: they have good soy sauce chicken
            - hoy wong: ive been meaning to try this place out as ive heard their bbq is quite good

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            Yummy Noodles
            48 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

            Hoy Wong
            81 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

            A-Wah
            5 Catherine St, New York, NY 10038

            1. re: Lau

              Lau,

              With regards to A-Wah, are you saying all the barbecue meats and roasted items are not very good, or something more specific. I know the claypots have fallen out of favor for you.

              1. re: fourunder

                well actually i always thought their bbq was not so good. i've specifically tried:
                - salt baked chicken: last time the salt baked chicken was really bad
                - soy sauce chicken: decent, but you can certainly get better
                - cha siu: this was the best bbq ive had there i had, but any of the original places i mentioned serve better (hsin wong, ny noodletown or big wong)

                1. re: fourunder

                  Also, A-Wah has become a totally "Hollywood" Chinese restaurant...Putting up the huge sign about 100 Best Chinese Restaurants...give me a break. The bo zai fan has not been good for a long time now and nothing else on the menu would entice one to visit. There are simply much better options in Chinatown

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                  A-Wah
                  5 Catherine St, New York, NY 10038

              2. re: fourunder

                It's still A-Wah, and the bbq meats are not very good

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                A-Wah
                5 Catherine St, New York, NY 10038

                1. re: fourunder

                  I find the quality of the roast duck at East Corner Wonton to perhaps be the best in Chinatown

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                  East Corner Wonton
                  70 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

                  1. re: AubWah

                    interesting, ill try it again

                    1. re: Lau

                      Lau that being said, I go to JM Family Noodle for all my roast meats

                      1. re: AubWah

                        really? hmm i thought that place was pretty bad the one time i went, but i guess i could try it again

                        1. re: Lau

                          Really? The Roast Pig always comes with crispy fresh skin...never limp and soggy like I've seen it at Noodletown

                          1. re: AubWah

                            yah i read a bunch of good reviews on it on yelp, but then we went in and everything was bad, the bbq was bad the wonton noodle soup was bad and there was like no ctown locals in there which is somewhat of a bad sign

                            who knows though...ive only been there once, so quite possible it was an off day

                    2. re: AubWah

                      We did a side by side taste test of the roast duck from East Corner Wonton and Big Wong's a few months ago. While both were good, Eastern Corner edged out Big Wong's. I think the East Corner duck is slightly more tender and a bit sweeter (maybe it's the dipping sauce they give).

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                      Big Wong
                      67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

                      East Corner Wonton
                      70 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

                      1. re: wadawada

                        interesting, maybe i need to go back to east corner wonton as it was disappointing when i went but maybe i didnt order the right food

                    3. re: fourunder

                      I like ECW but haven't been in awhile...

                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/611302

                    4. ciao chow

                      1. I go to 124 Mott st. meat market for duck and decent roast pig. The cut duck gets a bath of duck sauce on top unless you unless otherwise requested. A brief hot oven heating revivifies (not the most felicitous word - enlivens? not better - rejuvinates no stop this now) the duck.

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                        1. re: wew

                          Agreed. I have been to 124 Mott st. for duck and roast pork; both were very good and well priced.

                        2. Great question, can I piggy back on it and ask if anyone has any idea about getting bbq duck from one of these places for a crowd to go, like say for a reception of 100?

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                          1. re: eatyououtofhouseandhome

                            Is price a concern? You can purchase whole cut up ducks at any of the places mentioned for $15-17, cut or uncut.. On Grand Street, you can purchase it considerably cheaper. The name of that store escapes me at the moment, but it's at the corner of Eldridge if not mistaken.

                            1. re: fourunder

                              That place looks a little dirty to me.

                              Also, what is BBQ duck? The same as roasted duck? Smoke duck? I've often wondered if there are different things, or if some are just much better than others. I had roasted duck in Beijing and it was more roasted, whereas what is hanging in the windows seems bbq'ed.

                              1. re: 22sczi

                                Last time we ate at Big Wong (maybe 2 weeks ago) the pork was very tough. Really not good at all.

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                                Big Wong
                                67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013