@JeetKuneBao didn’t know you were visiting up here! So glad you like this place.
Yeah, Ming Gor / Brother Ming is the man. As I’ve said before he’s probably the only (or one of few) true Hong Kongers doing roasties. Most other butchers are Toishanese (e.g. Cheung Hing). Though they have had consistency issues before…but their soy sauce chicken is too good for words (not as sweet as R&G Lounge which to their credit, they have done good renditions otherwise).
A tip: you need to specify the type of chicken you want for either empress or soy sauce. They have range chicken which have a bit more flavor but less meat/more boney (which I tend to reserve for empress chicken), and regular chicken which are probably Foster Farm or whatever…and those I prefer for the soy sauce chicken as they do a fantastic job of the marinade going down into the bones. They also have this chicken feet you can order a la carte that is served cold and retains a lot of crunch, and is marinated with a lot of ginger powder…so good. They also have some marinated giblets as well.
Some years ago they did roast goose. Nowhere near as good as Hong Kong of course, and it was boney. There were reports elsewhere that someone in Chinatown offered it (also once in a while), and I haven’t tried it.
If you are still up here, please get to Smile House Cafe on Taraval, and also Tak Kee Lee on Noriega (get the noodle breakfasts that are offered daily till 11 am) for our best Hong Kong cafe’s in the area, before you leave. Enjoy your trip up here! And if you get to Oakland Chinatown, Gum Kuo is the bomb; roasties, marinated roasties/giblets, and even if their signature congee has some MSG it’s really good stuff and super thick. And their HK milk tea and half milk tea half coffee are legit too (ask for less sweet if you get it cold, sometimes they overdo it with the sweetener).