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Roast goose - preferably Chinese

smwaksman Dec 22, 2011 04:52 AM

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

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    AubWah RE: smwaksman Dec 22, 2011 05:39 AM

    only chinese duck

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      kathryn RE: smwaksman Dec 22, 2011 06:01 AM


      1. scoopG RE: smwaksman Dec 22, 2011 02:20 PM

        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. Chandavkl RE: smwaksman Dec 22, 2011 04:22 PM

          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.

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            AubWah RE: Chandavkl Dec 22, 2011 04:32 PM

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

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              fooder RE: AubWah Dec 22, 2011 06:42 PM

              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.

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                AubWah RE: fooder Dec 23, 2011 07:33 AM

                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

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                panjuice RE: AubWah Dec 26, 2011 09:05 PM

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

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                  AubWah RE: panjuice Dec 27, 2011 04:44 PM

                  what is TDF?

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                    panjuice RE: AubWah Dec 28, 2011 02:32 AM

                    TDF = to die for. :)

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                panjuice RE: Chandavkl Dec 26, 2011 08:56 PM

                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

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                swannee RE: smwaksman Dec 23, 2011 05:04 PM

                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

                1. Wilfrid RE: smwaksman Dec 28, 2011 11:05 AM

                  Non-Chinese, Rolf's on Third Avenue.

                  281 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

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