While good, authentic Chinese cooking has surfaced in several neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Dyker Heights hasn't been one of them. But on a short stretch of Fort Hamilton Parkway where Chinese groceries coexist with Italian bakeries and even the CVS drugstore has Chinese signs, a Cantonese restaurant called Sun Wong makes some of the city's best roast duck, Pan reports on Chowhound.
Pi-pa duck—part of a lineup of roasted meats that's front and center here—is tasty, moist, and well cooked, clad in perfectly crisp skin and served with a deliciously complex sauce. It's right up there with the version at hound haunt Great NY Noodletown in Manhattan Chinatown, Pan says. String bean (actually long bean) with garlic sauce is also excellent, served in moderately spicy red sauce with a touch of sweetness—and "none of the sugary taste that can plague 'garlic sauce' dishes in Manhattan," Pan says. "If this restaurant were in my neighborhood," adds this downtown Manhattan dweller, "I would probably go 3 times a week. If it's in yours, you're lucky!"
Sun Wong [Dyker Heights]
6619 Fort Hamilton Parkway (near 67th Street), Brooklyn
Photo by Mark Hokoda