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Beijing Olympic Duck Lunch at Sun Wah - Monday 8/18 12:30 PM
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    Post #1 - August 13th, 2008, 9:21 am
    Post #1 - August 13th, 2008, 9:21 am Post #1 - August 13th, 2008, 9:21 am
    In honor of the Beijing Olympics, please join me for a Beijing Duck lunch at Sun Wah next Monday, 8/13 at 12:30 P.M. We will be getting the full Sun Wah Beijing Duck presentation, supplemented with a few other dishes as needed/desired, depending on how may people sign up. Come one, come all. Additional ducks can be added if attendance goes over the number of people who can comfortably be fed on a single duck.

    Please post here if you plan on coming. The more the merrier.

    So far, attendees include:
    SteveZ
    G Wiv
    ChgoMike
    tarte tatin
    Kennyz
    Dicksond
    GAF
    jazzfood +2
    RAB
    Last edited by stevez on August 17th, 2008, 5:35 pm, edited 13 times in total.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #2 - August 13th, 2008, 9:49 am
    Post #2 - August 13th, 2008, 9:49 am Post #2 - August 13th, 2008, 9:49 am
    I'm going to try and make it. Count me in unless otherwise informed.

    - Mike
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  • Post #3 - August 13th, 2008, 11:31 am
    Post #3 - August 13th, 2008, 11:31 am Post #3 - August 13th, 2008, 11:31 am
    SUN WAH'S.... BEIJING.... DUCK.... efforts.... to resist.... are.... futile....

    Please add me to the list!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #4 - August 14th, 2008, 12:59 pm
    Post #4 - August 14th, 2008, 12:59 pm Post #4 - August 14th, 2008, 12:59 pm
    I'm in
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #5 - August 14th, 2008, 1:10 pm
    Post #5 - August 14th, 2008, 1:10 pm Post #5 - August 14th, 2008, 1:10 pm
    Great. This is shaping up to be a nice lunch. I talked to Kelly and she's looking forward for our group.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #6 - August 15th, 2008, 9:10 am
    Post #6 - August 15th, 2008, 9:10 am Post #6 - August 15th, 2008, 9:10 am
    With the addition of the illustrious Dicksond, we are now at 6 people. Hopefully more will sign up, but in any event, what do the attendees think about adding one of Sun Wah's great fried chickens to our order? Does anyone besides me feel the need for more poultry?
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #7 - August 15th, 2008, 9:17 am
    Post #7 - August 15th, 2008, 9:17 am Post #7 - August 15th, 2008, 9:17 am
    stevez wrote:With the addition of the illustrious Dicksond, we are now at 6 people. Hopefully more will sign up, but in any event, what do the attendees think about adding one of Sun Wah's great fried chickens to our order? Does anyone besides me feel the need for more poultry?

    I think it is a fowl idea! :P

    Wish I could be there for this one. I'm sure it'll be great.

    =R=
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  • Post #8 - August 15th, 2008, 2:12 pm
    Post #8 - August 15th, 2008, 2:12 pm Post #8 - August 15th, 2008, 2:12 pm
    I'll be there as well. Saturday Sucking Pig. Monday Beijing Duck at Sun Wah.
    How about a pancake breakfast on Sunday?
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #9 - August 15th, 2008, 8:10 pm
    Post #9 - August 15th, 2008, 8:10 pm Post #9 - August 15th, 2008, 8:10 pm
    stevez wrote:With the addition of the illustrious Dicksond, we are now at 6 people. Hopefully more will sign up, but in any event, what do the attendees think about adding one of Sun Wah's great fried chickens to our order? Does anyone besides me feel the need for more poultry?


    I've never had the chicken, and though I bet it is good, I can't imagine myself being drawn away from the duck. I'm fine with or without ordering it.
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #10 - August 16th, 2008, 7:17 pm
    Post #10 - August 16th, 2008, 7:17 pm Post #10 - August 16th, 2008, 7:17 pm
    Having just returned from the Sun Wah Baby Pig Roast II, one of the first thing I want to do is make arrangements to eat there again. If there's still room, count me in. The pork was very, very tasty; I can't wait to try their duck. (We also had the fried chicken tonight, and if we happen to order some on Monday, I won't storm out in protest. It was juicy and delicious.)
    I don't know what you think about dinner, but there must be a relation between the breakfast and the happiness. --Cemal Süreyya
  • Post #11 - August 17th, 2008, 8:52 am
    Post #11 - August 17th, 2008, 8:52 am Post #11 - August 17th, 2008, 8:52 am
    I believe I'll have a nice lunch... +1 please.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #12 - August 17th, 2008, 5:38 pm
    Post #12 - August 17th, 2008, 5:38 pm Post #12 - August 17th, 2008, 5:38 pm
    RAB & Jazzfood, you are now listed in the count. We are up to 11 people. I just got off the phone with Kelly at Sun Wah and I have ordered a crispy fried chicken as well. I'm also going to add some garlic fried ribs.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #13 - August 17th, 2008, 11:16 pm
    Post #13 - August 17th, 2008, 11:16 pm Post #13 - August 17th, 2008, 11:16 pm
    stevez wrote:I'm also going to add some garlic fried ribs.


    Great! I was kinda in the same camp as Kennyz on the fried chicken issue, but the comments about the garlic fried ribs on Saturday's pig roast thread caught my attention. I'm very happy I'll get to try them!

    Really looking forward to tomorrow--er--today, I guess.... Thanks, Steve!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #14 - August 18th, 2008, 3:36 pm
    Post #14 - August 18th, 2008, 3:36 pm Post #14 - August 18th, 2008, 3:36 pm
    If I lived just a little closer to Sun Wah, I might be there every day. Today's lunch was even better than expected. Just when I thought I couldn't be tempted to stray from the duck, I tasted those crispy, juicy, fatty, garlicky pork ribs. They're just about as addicting as the bird. Then came that fried chicken with the almost-blackened wings that were impossible to put down. Combine all that with excellent company telling great stories that might have given lunch an NC-17 rating, and you get one hell of a midday meal.
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #15 - August 18th, 2008, 4:58 pm
    Post #15 - August 18th, 2008, 4:58 pm Post #15 - August 18th, 2008, 4:58 pm
    My thanks to everyone who came out on a Monday afternoon to provide enough ordering power to have, what was for me, a very memorable Beijing Olympic Duck lunch. Hopefully, all the other judges agree with me that Sun Wah scored solid 9's today, with a perfect 10 from the Russian judge.

    Our Panel of Judges
    Image

    A few highlights from the compulsories

    Fried Crispy Chicken
    Image

    Garlic Fried Ribs
    Image

    Gold Medal Beijing Duck
    Image
    Image

    It just continues to amaze me just how good (both in taste and value) Sun Wah is.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #16 - August 18th, 2008, 5:37 pm
    Post #16 - August 18th, 2008, 5:37 pm Post #16 - August 18th, 2008, 5:37 pm
    Kennyz wrote:If I lived just a little closer to Sun Wah, I might be there every day.


    ChgoMike and I were bemoaning the fact that Evanston doesn't have a Chinese restaurant that can hold a candle to Sun Wah (and between the two of us, I think we figured that we'd tried them all).... Sun Wah may not be every-day close, but thank goodness the drive is relatively short when you're in need of a delicious duck fix!

    I'm so glad I decided to ditch my work responsibilities for the day (I knew in advance that not much would get done AFTER a Sun Wah lunch) and join today's panel of judges! I got to try some delicous new (to me) dishes, including the octopus whiskers and garlic fried ribs, and marvel at how the Beijing duck just seems to get better every time I go. Great food, great crowd! I'll have to go along with the Russian judge: Perfect 10s from me all the way around!

    Thanks again, Steve, for organizing!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #17 - August 18th, 2008, 7:01 pm
    Post #17 - August 18th, 2008, 7:01 pm Post #17 - August 18th, 2008, 7:01 pm
    With everyone around here raving and so excited about Sun Wah these days, I was afraid that there was just no way this simple little Chinese restaurant could live up to all of the hype. But I had to find out. So, I went to CrazyC's baby-pig adventure on Saturday, then returned to Sun Wah today for lunch with Stevez and crew.

    Sun Wah blew me away. Especially today's lunch. The duck was amazing. The chicken, ribs, fried rice, and octopus whiskers were all excellent. Even the condiments were delicious. The price was ridiculous.

    Thanks to everyone for turning me on to yet another Chicago highlight. I've been here less than 6 months, but I'm eating like a native. [edit: probably better than most, now that I think of it.]
    I don't know what you think about dinner, but there must be a relation between the breakfast and the happiness. --Cemal Süreyya
  • Post #18 - August 18th, 2008, 7:14 pm
    Post #18 - August 18th, 2008, 7:14 pm Post #18 - August 18th, 2008, 7:14 pm
    Steve,

    You sure know your way around a duck, fried chicken, garlic ribs and octo whiskers too by the deliciousness of today's lunch. Food terrific, company and conversation better and Sun Wah value for flavor is off the charts.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #19 - August 18th, 2008, 7:22 pm
    Post #19 - August 18th, 2008, 7:22 pm Post #19 - August 18th, 2008, 7:22 pm
    And let us not forget Kelly, our hostess-with-the-mostness, who puts up with us. Every GNR needs great people, as well as great food., whether it is Moto, Xni-Pec, or Sun Wah.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #20 - August 18th, 2008, 8:49 pm
    Post #20 - August 18th, 2008, 8:49 pm Post #20 - August 18th, 2008, 8:49 pm
    Those garlic fried ribs may be the best pork product I have ever eaten. Strong words but for per bite mind blowingness, there are few rivals. I'm counting the days till I get them again.
    I used to think the brain was the most important part of the body. Then I realized who was telling me that.
  • Post #21 - August 18th, 2008, 8:58 pm
    Post #21 - August 18th, 2008, 8:58 pm Post #21 - August 18th, 2008, 8:58 pm
    Octarine wrote:Those garlic fried ribs may be the best pork product I have ever eaten. Strong words but for per bite mind blowingness, there are few rivals. I'm counting the days till I get them again.


    Strong words indeed. Not sure if I can go that far, but there is indeed something incredibly seductive about them. It's not just the taste, but the textural sensation of biting into the super-crisp exterior and then getting a liquid explosion of hot, fatty pig juice bursting in your mouth. These should definitely be eaten just out of the fryer, piping hot as we got them today.
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #22 - August 19th, 2008, 9:22 am
    Post #22 - August 19th, 2008, 9:22 am Post #22 - August 19th, 2008, 9:22 am
    It was all splendid. From those amazing ribs to the salt and pepperish octopus and the duck was... well... it was truly all it was quacked up to be.

    The meal was made all the better by Kelly's hospitality.

    Thanks, Steve. Let's do it again before the Olympics return to Beijing, eh?
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  • Post #23 - August 20th, 2008, 4:42 pm
    Post #23 - August 20th, 2008, 4:42 pm Post #23 - August 20th, 2008, 4:42 pm
    Kennyz wrote:It's not just the taste, but the textural sensation of biting into the super-crisp exterior and then getting a liquid explosion of hot, fatty pig juice bursting in your mouth.


    I'm glad to see that the quote made it up to the banner, as it's a dead-on accurate way to describe the porky deliciousness that was those fried rib bits.

    -Dan
  • Post #24 - August 23rd, 2008, 12:08 am
    Post #24 - August 23rd, 2008, 12:08 am Post #24 - August 23rd, 2008, 12:08 am
    I'm calling Sun Wah 1st thing in the morning. I can't go another week without my fix of garlic fried ribs. Planning on a 5-530 meal, hopefully it will be enough time.
    I used to think the brain was the most important part of the body. Then I realized who was telling me that.

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