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Dec 22, 2011 04:52 AM

Roast goose - preferably Chinese

Where in Manhattan can I get roast goose - preferably Chinese?

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      1. Goose is not that easy to find in the USA for many reasons. Geese represent only 0.02% of the total USA poultry production. Geese farming really is only economically viable in Asia and Central Europe where they are well suited to small farms in the emerging world.

        Raising geese is much more complicated than chickens, especially when down and feathers are involved. Special equipment is required; they are not easy to kill and have many pinfeathers that are difficult to remove.

        Geese thrive best when kept naturally, protected from predators, as they are excellent foragers on good grass. But they are picky eaters: one acre will support 20-40 geese and they do not do well in enclosed spaces.

        They are not prolific egg layers – producing only 1/4th of the amount of eggs that chickens do and their overall reproductive rate is comparatively low. Geese are usually slaughtered in November and then frozen.

        1. Chinese roast goose is most likely found at a Chiu Chow style restaurant, and there's not much of that in New York. Chiu Chow is more prevalent in LA and SF but even there it's note widely offered.

          7 Replies
          1. re: Chandavkl

            next time you are in hong kong try tak kee chiu chow restaurant in the western district of hong kong island. it is perfection

            1. re: AubWah

              Tak Kee is one of my favorites, but more specifically, theirs is braised.
              I assume OP is looking for roast goose the way they roast (BBQ) duck.
              As in what Yung Kee is famous for, speaking of Hong Kong.

              1. re: fooder

                yes i figured op was referring to Yung Kee style, but I just couldn't get enough of Tak Kee. Maybe my favorite restaurant anywhere

              2. re: AubWah

                TDF .. This past Feb!! Friends smuggled it to our hotel @ the Penninsula.

              3. re: Chandavkl

                BoKay in Chinatown on 78-80 Bayard St. used to serve Roast Goose .. Since their elder brother's passing about a decade ago, they haven't offered goose.

                If you're ever in Shanghai, they have excellent roast goose or if ever in Taiwan, they have boiled/ smoked goose ... No competition there, many secret ingredients. But the smoking process is best when they use sugar cane .. Uber fragrant served w/ young julienne ginger .. Must try!!

                New Bo Ky
                80 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

              4. NY Noodle Town used to do a terrific roast goose--they called "something mountain goose". Anybody know why (and if) they stopped? Maybe not enough people ordered it?

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