Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Yeung Son Live Poultry Market

Despite walking past Yeung Son poultry market numerous times in the past, I've never quite mustered up the courage to walk in - and also didn't realize that it was open for individuals to buy meat. Eater broke some of the mystery today with a new feature. Here's some of what they had to say:
At the corner of Columbia and Degraw in Red Hook, among bars named after condiments and hip antique and ephemera shops, you’ll find Yeung Sun Live, a slaughterhouse. Out on the street it smells like death, and buckets of blood are strewn everywhere. But you can’t beat the prices if you’re looking for fresh duck, fowl, or rabbit.

Don’t be intimidated by the clan of scruffy cats milling around outside. They are just here to take in the smells and swipe the occasional stray piece of meat that washes out their way. Make sure not to pet them.

Affixed to the side of the slaughterhouse is a wooden menu, though it is rarely updated and is usually wrong. The only way to know for sure what is available on any given day is to walk in and see.

Once you acclimate to the smell, the first thing you’ll notice is how loud a hundred and fifty uncomfortable birds can be. For this reason, it’s probably not a great spot for a first date. It’s more of a third date, seal-the-deal type place.

Read the rest of this great post here.

Image above via Eater

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