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Golden BBQ Chinese Restaurant

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published October 3rd 2014
Just like the food in China
This little hole in the wall restaurant near Fortitude Valley's Chinatown specializes in the most famous Cantonese style fast foods. This includes Wonton soup, noodles and roast chicken and duck. All delicious and generally healthy.

Roast Duck and Soy Chicken
Roast Duck and Soy Chicken

Here is the good

All dishes are served up in an authentic manner and not dressed up and over priced as you might find in some other restaurants. The duck is particularly good and not too oily.

The staff are very friendly and the the service is very fast. Even though it is fast food, it is still delicious and healthy. Though I suspect that the roast pork is a heart attack waiting to happen, it is really the only unhealthy item on the delicious menu.

The bad

I have avoided this restaurant for a long time because sometimes I have seen signs outside advertising Beijing/Peking Duck, which is a different and much more expensive type of Chinese roast duck. They definitely don't do Peking Duck what they do serve is the cheaper, but still delicious, Cantonese style roast duck.

While I don't mind, they don't have a boneless chicken and duck options. I am happy to spit my bones out onto my plate Chinese style, but some people might be uncomfortable about that.

Some notes on Cantonese food

The Cantonese people live in Hong Kong and Guangdong province in China. They also were for over 150 years, the main immigrants from China, with large populations in other countries, especially Malaysia and Singapore. For many years people associated Chinese food exclusively with Cantonese food.

There are two main types of local fast food places in Guangdong province in China, they are those that do noodles and wontons and the other type does roast meats. Golden BBQ does both of these.

A typical Cantonese meal will include soup to aid digestion and green vegetables. They provided broccoli with our roast meats, however we also ordered a plate of buchoy as well.

Complimentary Soup at Golden BBQ
Complimentary Soup at Golden BBQ

The poultry comes complete with bones. Cantonese people believe the harder something is to eat the more delicious it is and will give their guests the bones to chew on. It is okay to spit your bones out onto your plate. It is rude to use your hands to remove bones from your mouth.
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Why? Authentic Cantonese style fast food, including wontons, noodles and roast meats
When: Lunch and dinner 7 days a week
Phone: (07) 3852 5222
Where: 157 Wickham St Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Cost: $10-16 for a meal
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