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First Chinese BBQ
"Long live the king of all Dallas-area Chinese restaurants," wrote the Dallas Observer about First Chinese BBQ, going on to call it, "the measuring stick by which all other Chinese restaurants in the burg are compared." One glance at the whole barbecued chickens, ducks, and pigs that hang in the kitchen window of this venerated standby makes it easy to see why it has sustained a loyal following for more than 30 years. As the name implies, crispy marinated meats are the primary showstopper here, and may be served atop steamed rice with egg or simply catapulted into an eager diner's open mouth. But First Chinese BBQ is hardly a one trick operation. The menu encompasses everything from noodle soups to hot pots with lamb and sugar cane, and new items frequently pop up.