Year of the Takeout Day 153: Empire BBQ Restaurant Inc. (Translation Help, PLEASE!)

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Soy Sauce Chicken(?) from Empire BBQ Restaurant, Inc. (5805 8th Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 718-435-9692)

Year of the Takeout picked this place mainly because the window signage features a sea creature motif, which reminded us of The Little Mermaid -- and who isn't moved by Hans Christian Andersen?

YotT was then presented with two menus. Here's a page from one of them:

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We don't read or speak Chinese -- if you do, please let us know what's on there -- but were intrigued, so we pointed to a bunch of stuff and looked forward to a surprise!

Anyway, what came out was a masterfully light cuke salad; a lettuce, tomato, and onion salad topped with sweet mayo; and this chicken.

Texture wise, these fabulously fatty morsels feel like chicken adobo and taste similar, but more on the soy-sauce side than the vinegar end of the spectrum. A solid substitute for duck if your dining plans begin with bird.

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Location Info

Empire BBQ Restaurant, Inc.

5805 8th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


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Xtinelee
Xtinelee

starting from your left: duck's tongue, crab, crab head, crab, prawn balls, not sure, veggie, crab with century eggs, salad, cold chicken

Robins BBQ
Robins BBQ

I think it looks like a chicken as i also don't know Chinese.

kim
kim

This is an appetizer menu that runs the gamut of cold dishes.

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