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Any Chinatown Goose sightings?

jen kalb Dec 20, 2013 09:43 AM

Im thinking about Christmas goose - but also about the geese I had in chinatown in years past. Has any goose been seen or eaten recently?

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    swannee RE: jen kalb Dec 20, 2013 12:27 PM

    They had goose (on the Chinese language menu) at Foo Kee (Full House) on 38th Rd, Flushing. One dish was braised goose, but there were maybe others.

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      diprey11 RE: swannee Dec 21, 2013 03:15 PM

      There is a siu mei (燒味) place next door, it is associated with the restaurant and it is very good quality, especially for chicken. They offered roast goose some time ago, but I haven't visited for about a year. It's a natural place to check. The other one is corner of Kissena and Laburnum.

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        Lau RE: diprey11 Dec 21, 2013 04:57 PM

        oh yah? ive seen it, worth trekking to from the city?

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      Barry Strugatz RE: jen kalb Dec 20, 2013 12:42 PM

      I've been looking for the for years. Way back when once had a roast goose Chinese style.

      1. jonkyo RE: jen kalb Dec 20, 2013 01:10 PM

        There is goose sighting....

        but not in chinatown.

        i saw it on a menu just in the last two weeks.....forget where exactly....but Russian/East Europe.

        only goose web. That i discussed on some other Chinatown venue recommends, in 2012.

        Flushing may be bet....

        I can asked some of my 毛泽东 compatriots....or my 蒋介石 compatriots.

        I know places to buy it for the home.

        1. jonkyo RE: jen kalb Dec 20, 2013 01:29 PM

          goose liver plate 18.95

          at cafe obzhora Kings highway east of q train.

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            jen kalb RE: jonkyo Dec 20, 2013 05:51 PM

            thanks, all still looking - in the meantime, I guess I will have to count on roasting my own Christmas goose instead of picking up a wonderful Chinese one.

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              AubWah RE: jen kalb Dec 20, 2013 06:53 PM

              I don't think they do chinese roast goose here. Have you seen it before ?

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                jen kalb RE: AubWah Dec 20, 2013 08:56 PM

                I used to get goose at a chiu chow place in Manhattan Chinatown. It hung in the front window with the ducks and pork - fantastic.,

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                  AubWah RE: jen kalb Dec 21, 2013 03:51 AM

                  On mott?

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                    swannee RE: AubWah Dec 21, 2013 09:46 AM

                    Yes, Mott near Hester. Also they used to have great roast goose at NY Noodletown--have no ikdea why they stopped.

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                      jen kalb RE: swannee Dec 21, 2013 10:34 AM

                      the place we went was Sun Golden Island (Hester and- is it Pell? first street down from Canal) but this was not the onlly place that hadit. Wonder what happened?

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                        diprey11 RE: jen kalb Dec 21, 2013 03:00 PM

                        Hi Jen,

                        I'm pretty sure I've seen one in a siu mei window in Flushing just a few days ago (we were just driving by). there were ducks to the left and a couple geese to the right. That was clearly not a ChaoZhou roast that you prefer but at least that's a lead.

                        The restaurant is on the corner of Kissena and Laburnum, the southmost part of the Flushing Chinatown, right before the park. The restaurant has just changed its name to Good Fortune, just like a supermarket on the same block.

                        Good luck! Merry Christmas!

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                          jen kalb RE: diprey11 Dec 21, 2013 04:55 PM

                          wow, maybe I will give it a try on Christmas Eve!!!

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                            Lau RE: jen kalb Dec 21, 2013 05:05 PM

                            goose is quintessential chiu chow food, they make it in this method called lu wei or lu shui

                            here's what a good version looks like:


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                              diprey11 RE: Lau Dec 21, 2013 05:27 PM

                              鹵水 braising results in a different skin color from what I saw, but then again we were just driving by. The restaurant is definitely not Chao Zhou in general.

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                                Lau RE: diprey11 Dec 21, 2013 06:19 PM

                                oh yah i highly doubt ill find lo sui goose here, just commenting on jen kalb having goose at a chiu chow place in NY

                                btw do you think that siu mei place is worth trekking out to? or is it rather just good for flushing? (ive never really been impressed by siu mei places in flushing, but would be great if there is one worth trekking for)

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                                  diprey11 RE: Lau Dec 21, 2013 07:06 PM

                                  In my personal opinion, 叉燒 is better there than in any other place including Manhattan:fatty, silky smooth, and not overly sweet. I also find their 燒肉 quite interesting --and worth trying, but not everybody agrees.

                                  The place on the 38th St, 富記, has great chicken: both 豉油雞 and 白切雞 are juicy, tender, and not over-seasoned.

                                  I like the quality of those items more than in old Manhattan stand-bys, but only in those two places. (There are tons of terrible siu mei in Flushing.)

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                                    Lau RE: diprey11 Dec 22, 2013 02:40 AM

                                    hmm interesting ill give it a whirl...most of the siu mei ive had in flushing is mediocre, i love siu mei so im always on the look out for it

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                        AubWah RE: swannee Dec 21, 2013 02:26 PM

                        I used to eat there too. Loved that place

            2. jonkyo RE: jen kalb Dec 21, 2013 11:02 AM

              鵝肉真好吃。 台湾和广州的我都吃过了!但纽约还每找到

              Goose is so delicious. i have had the Taiwan and Guangzhou preparations of it, but as of yet have not located it in NYC.

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                birdsandtogs RE: jen kalb Dec 22, 2013 01:50 PM

                They used to sell roast goose at Lake Pavilion. They probably still do, but I haven't been there in a while.

                Lake Pavilion's siu mei is pretty good.. Would probably be a decent version of roast goose, although of course you can't expect Yung Kee or Chan Kee quality roast goose in NY.

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                  diprey11 RE: birdsandtogs Dec 22, 2013 02:12 PM

                  Unfortunately, they don't have it: I was there yesterday.

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