Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Chicken & Ducks

Chinatown in Lower Manhattan is the largest and one of the oldest Chinese settlements in the United States. The first group of Chinese immigrants came to New York City in the mid-1800s to set up laundry businesses and restaurants. Today it is estimated that there are over 300,000 ethnic Chinese people living in the area. There are also smaller Chinese enclaves in New York City, specifically Flushing in Queens and Sunset Park in Brooklyn.

Chinatown is a favorite haunt of many locals and tourists alike because of the huge number of restaurants, street vendors and supermarkets in the neighborhood. Some of the best Shanghainese, Cantonese and Szechuan restaurants are found here.

This photo was taken at one of the Chinese restaurants in Chinatown. You can see the roast chicken, Peking ducks and roast pork prominently displayed on the window to entice hungry people to come in for dinner. My favorite dish here is the white (well, yellow) chicken on the lower right, which is usually served with chicken flavored rice and pickled vegetables. Yummilicious!!! Do you have a favorite?

9 comments:

Jing said...

:D
wow...so familiar views for me!!
and i can see this view everywhere, well, so often.
and for me, i like the roasted duck.
:P

jing

alice said...

For my european eye, Chinatown in NYC is quite amazing!

tr3nta said...

Its like to be in china but you are in NYC...
nice photo and txt...
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Delta Movies said...

Yummie! Delicious pic.

Keropok Man said...

I just at the White Chicken today for lunch!

Looking at the photos makes me hungry now.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Jing - I love roast duck too but it is definitely an acquired taste. If it is not done right, it can taste gamey. Eck!

Alice - Are there Chinatown in France? I think there is one in Paris.

tr3nta - Thanks for the comment. I will try to include Little India next time. I posted a pic of Yakitori in Little Tokyo earlier.

DeltaMovies - Hey bud! Thanks for visiting.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Keropok man - heading to Chinatown for lunch and then some Christmas shopping.

ruth said...

Ok, now I am very hungry, Ming, thank you very much. :) I like them all, so I will take any of them . . . now please.

Melting Wok said...

wowsers, ducky oils dripping on ducky pan, where's the mama goose ? *grins*
very detailed :)