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Whole Roast Pig from Chinatown?

TerriDawn | Aug 13, 2010 11:21 AM

Good Morning Hounds:

We attended a birthday party in mid-July, where a whole, roast pig was served. It was delicious, and incredible! My husband is Cuban, and he said he thought the chinese style was even better than the Cuban style roast pig.

The hosts told us they bought the pig at Sam Woo in Chinatown for about $180, but I've seen posts here that Sam Woo in Chinatown closed in early July. How could that be, when we had this pig in mid-late-July?

Any idea where this pig came from? It looked exactly like the roast pig photo posted by Monku in another Chowhound post, which came from Sam Woo in Monterrry Park. Oh, and it came with a hoisin-like plum sauce, and they also served a delicious fried rice dish that was loaded with scallions and shitake mushrooms.

Thank you,

Sam Woo Cafe
727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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