Our final dish was the house pan-fried noodles. Slices of magenta-tinged pork — once part of the carcass I'd seen in the kitchen? — had been mixed with sauce-slicked strips of beef, whole prawns, pieces of squid, carrot florets and bulbs of bok choy, all piled on a nest of thin, crispy noodles. Each element was perfectly cooked, the snappy texture of the vegetables complementing the chewy beef, tender fish and crunchy noodles, which were just beginning to soften under the savory, gravy-like sauce with its addictive hint of garlic. From the moment the first chopsticked bite hit my mouth, I couldn't stop eating it.

Once the plates were empty, I finally decided to feed my appetite, too, with a trip to the bathroom — just so I could check out what was going on in the kitchen. This time, a row of naked ducks hung above the table that had held the pig, waiting to be dressed and marinated and tossed on the fire.

My mouth watered just thinking about the possibilities, and I vowed to return to Hong Kong Barbecue soon for an entire roasted duck. And someday, I promised myself, I'd go whole hog, Hong Kong style.

Getting to the meat of the matter at Hong Kong BBQ. More photos from Hong Kong BBQ.
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Getting to the meat of the matter at Hong Kong BBQ. More photos from Hong Kong BBQ.

Location Info


Hong Kong Barbecue

1048 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Southwest Denver


Hong Kong Barbecue
House pan-fried noodles $8.50
Mixed seafood on hot plate $9.95
Salt-and-pepper duck chin $8.95
Twice-cooked pork $7.95
Pork and preserved-egg congee $4.50
Roasted duck appetizer $6.95
1048 South Federal Boulevard
Hours: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

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authentic and cheap. chinese in denver is suprisingly very solid compare to most cities in the US.