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