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Lets do this again this weekend - ISO BEST Crispy Pig in Chinatown

So last year - wrote in this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/752313

that I was looking for Crispy Pig & got some wonderful recs & a good education on differences between:

Golden crispy skinned roast pig (boon fay sow = 1/2 fat 1/2 lean.)

vs.

Red skinned bbq Roast pork (cha siu

)

But when we got to our destination of choice - Great NY Noodletown - it was out :(

So are the recommendations for Crispy Roast Pig the same this year or has some new establishment popped up?

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  1. I wonder if Great NY Noodletown would reserve or hold one for you if you called ahead?

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

    9 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      As much as I love your idea & boldness, it would be too much food for just the 2 of us LOL!

      1. re: r0cc00

        Great NY Noodletown, Great NY Noodletown, and Great NY Noodletown

        1. re: AubWah

          I'm praying to the food Gods that GNN will have it available. Don't know if I can take rejection 2 years in a row!v ;)

          1. re: r0cc00

            http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/201...

            Yee Li one corner down...

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            Yee Li
            1 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

            1. re: fourunder

              Thanks for the suggestion fourunder!

              1. re: r0cc00

                Not the best, but don't discount Sun Sai Kai on the corner of Baxter and Canal in a pinch. If I can recall, they always have suckling pig as well. There are some that like Wing Wong, @ 102 Mott Street, though I have never been so I cannot give you any first hand knowledge.

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                Sun Say Gai
                220 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

                Big Wing Wong
                102 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

            2. re: r0cc00

              just get there early and if they say they are out, tell them your dai lo will be very dissapointed

                1. re: r0cc00

                  I had lunch at Great NY Noodletown today. The duck was like a gift from Santa!

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