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Aug 19, 2011 12:28 PM

First Chinese BBQ

Keep driving. Ho Ho is right up the road.

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  1. this cracked me up. thanks, sm, for giving me a good laugh.

    1. Why? What did you have? What didn't you like about it? Was the service poor? Is it too expensive? What's better at Ho Ho, and why? How is this useful to me in any way?

      I have not been to Ho Ho, but each of the 4-5 meals I've had at First Chinese have been pleasant and satisfying. The BBQ pork and duck have both been good on several visits. I am in love with their BBQ Pork Lo Mein. Their hot pots are also good, and if they try to nudge western diners away from some of their more exotic dishes, they'll quickly correct that if you're polite and insist.

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      1. re: brentwood

        I agree. Unless it's somehow took a nose-dive in the last 30 days, then what's the problem? I think we can do without the unsubstantiated trolling here. I get the chow fun most often. I'm a chow fun fiends. And then I get a pound of pork to go.

        1. re: brentwood

          I'll second that too. I've always had great success with any permutation of their BBQ pork or duck.

          1. re: jwynne2000

            How is their "BBQ" duck? I had it once, and I don't remember anything about it. As you all know, I'm still traumatized by the extinction of Wok-n-Roll. At least I can get a cool taco.

          2. re: brentwood

            I'm going to have to agree with Brentwood. At least give us some details on what you're issue was. I've been to First Chinese BBQ quite a few times since we've moved here(April '11) and have never had a problem with food, service OR price.

            To be fair, I have not made it to Ho Ho yet... but we just moved north in July, so Ho Ho is just down the road! :)

          3. I love First Chinese BBQ, Din Ho, and Ho Ho. All are good. I have gotten served old duck at Din Ho maybe once or twice. But usually all places are quite satisfactory. I think Austin is lucky to have all three.

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            1. re: luckyfatima

              All this talk about duck is making me want to go get some. Because of proximity, I need to choose between First Chinese and Din Ho!

              1. re: luckyfatima

                Awesome! If Ho Ho is as awesome as First Chinese, I'm gonna have to drive up the road and hit that up!