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    Post #1 - May 24th, 2006, 10:37 am
    Post #1 - May 24th, 2006, 10:37 am Post #1 - May 24th, 2006, 10:37 am
    Was -Chinese style B.B.Q. comes to Morton Grove

    A combination Chinese grocery store and B.B.Q. take out stand has recently opened in what I think used to be a Korean grocery (DiHo?). The take out area has several hanging ducks, a big hunk of roasted pork, and a bin of barbequed pork. I had some duck and barbequed pork, and while not as good as Sun Wah, they were very tasty.

    What is also interesting is their menu. I’m not sure if they have all the stuff advertised available, because there is no kitchen, just a take out stand with a steam table and glass case for the ducks, etc. But, the menu lists a wide variety of very interesting of barbequed items: ducks, ribs, chicken livers, tripe, duck feet and pig ears. They’ll even do a whole roasted pig. They also list some basic appetizers, soups and main dishes, including salt toasted pork chop, pork stomach with black bean sauce, Singapore mai fun and steamed dumplings. Again, I’m not sure if this is always available, but this place will need further exploring.

    As for the market, it seems to be a small but very tidy Chinese market. It had a limited by very fresh looking array of fresh greens, a fresh fish area and a butcher shop. There were about 3 isles of canned and packaged goods.

    There is an Asian population in this area, as one can see from the two or three Korean restaurants nearby (I’ve not tried them). This place is no destination for you city dwellers, but for those of us in the burbs, it looks like a very good addition. It’s just about 5 minutes off the Edens going west on Dempster, which is a heck of a lot close than Argyle or Chinatown.

    B.B.Q. King (inside Richwell Market)
    6120 W. Dempster St.
    Morton Grove, IL. 60042
    847-966-0637
    Last edited by Jonah on May 24th, 2006, 12:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #2 - May 24th, 2006, 10:51 am
    Post #2 - May 24th, 2006, 10:51 am Post #2 - May 24th, 2006, 10:51 am
    I stopped in there once recently (Di Ho was the only shop I could get wide flat rice noodles, I wanted to see if they currently stocked it, but no), and was rather disappointed.

    There were four or five things on their menu I asked for and they were either just out of, or didn't make that day. This was at about 12:30 midweek, not a weird time to pick up carry-out food. They had no roast pork anything, no bao... I don't remember what else I'd asked for. They were heavily pushing what was pre-packaged on top of the counter, which didn't look all that good.

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  • Post #3 - May 24th, 2006, 11:01 am
    Post #3 - May 24th, 2006, 11:01 am Post #3 - May 24th, 2006, 11:01 am
    Their black pepper short ribs are a regular item at my table. The duck is not as good as Sun Wah but it's convenient. The roast pig is really good with crunchy skin and unctuous fat. Wonderful on a plate of rice with some steamed greens.
  • Post #4 - May 25th, 2006, 3:45 am
    Post #4 - May 25th, 2006, 3:45 am Post #4 - May 25th, 2006, 3:45 am
    I haven't visited this location but by reading these names, I deduce that the Richwell Market near Chinatown at 18th & Canal has opened a 2nd location and again partnered with BBQ King to provide Chinese deli products. BBQ King has 3 locations in Chicago: one location in the Chinatown Square, a second at Wentworth & 23rd St, and a third inside the Richwell Market at 18th & Canal. Now, I guess, they have a 4th.

    BBQ King cooks consistent good Chinese BBQ and deli items. However, I find other Chinatown delis with better options on individual items. Wing Chan for Pei Pa Duck, soy sauce chicken, roast pork, and braised chicken feet. Great Wall sometimes for soy sauce chicken & seasoned soy (lu shui ya) duck. Goody market for seasoned soy duck.

    However, for the north suburbs this is probably the only location where you'll find Chinese BBQ & Deli.
  • Post #5 - May 25th, 2006, 11:05 am
    Post #5 - May 25th, 2006, 11:05 am Post #5 - May 25th, 2006, 11:05 am
    Though I'm not crazy about the bbq avaialble at great wall (and its about equally distant as argyle for me) I am happy to be able to get the pear river bridge gold label light soy in quantity and cheaply there
  • Post #6 - December 19th, 2007, 11:47 am
    Post #6 - December 19th, 2007, 11:47 am Post #6 - December 19th, 2007, 11:47 am
    HI,

    The phone number for BBQ King inside Richwell's is either wrong or disconnected. The Richwell number does work:

    Richwell Market
    6120 Dempster Street
    Morton Grove, IL 60053-2951
    Phone: (847) 929-2228

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #7 - December 19th, 2007, 11:59 am
    Post #7 - December 19th, 2007, 11:59 am Post #7 - December 19th, 2007, 11:59 am
    The BBQ King folks moved out and a new franchise is moving into the takeout space located inside the Richwell Market (formerly Diho).

    I really hope they will also have the black pepper short ribs, that was one of my favorite to go lunches in the area.
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  • Post #8 - January 5th, 2008, 10:37 pm
    Post #8 - January 5th, 2008, 10:37 pm Post #8 - January 5th, 2008, 10:37 pm
    I think the OP said "take out"...but a quick question:

    Are there any tables to enjoy lunch there?
  • Post #9 - January 5th, 2008, 10:52 pm
    Post #9 - January 5th, 2008, 10:52 pm Post #9 - January 5th, 2008, 10:52 pm
    Hi,

    Richwell Market is an Asian grocery store. The Chinese BBQ is a concession inside for take-out food. There is no seating, though you could eat in your car.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #10 - January 5th, 2008, 11:28 pm
    Post #10 - January 5th, 2008, 11:28 pm Post #10 - January 5th, 2008, 11:28 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:you could eat in your car.


    Ummm....do I catch a wiff of sarcasm?
  • Post #11 - January 6th, 2008, 12:52 am
    Post #11 - January 6th, 2008, 12:52 am Post #11 - January 6th, 2008, 12:52 am
    kenji wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:you could eat in your car.


    Ummm....do I catch a wiff of sarcasm?


    Factual. I do it myself sometimes.
    Cathy2

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  • Post #12 - January 6th, 2008, 3:03 am
    Post #12 - January 6th, 2008, 3:03 am Post #12 - January 6th, 2008, 3:03 am
    Really the thing I miss most about working for Home Depot were the impromptu LTH meals set up on the tailgate of my pickup truck:) Tacos never tasted so good...

    But to answer the query re: sarcasm, the hood of the car is the LTH Approved eating area, especially for BBQ.
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  • Post #13 - January 6th, 2008, 11:52 am
    Post #13 - January 6th, 2008, 11:52 am Post #13 - January 6th, 2008, 11:52 am
    I grew up in Maywood from the late 60's thru the 70's so I fully understand the use of the two pieces of WonderBread on top of your small end or tips while eating in the car.

    That and a fluffy steering wheel cover.
  • Post #14 - January 6th, 2008, 10:29 pm
    Post #14 - January 6th, 2008, 10:29 pm Post #14 - January 6th, 2008, 10:29 pm
    kenji says: "That and a fluffy steering wheel cover."

    And I'll add, a speed knob on the steering wheel...

    :)

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  • Post #15 - January 8th, 2008, 3:29 pm
    Post #15 - January 8th, 2008, 3:29 pm Post #15 - January 8th, 2008, 3:29 pm
    There's a new sign attached to the Richwell Market sign: "Barbeque Queen New Management"...
  • Post #16 - April 5th, 2010, 5:47 pm
    Post #16 - April 5th, 2010, 5:47 pm Post #16 - April 5th, 2010, 5:47 pm
    LuvstoEat wrote:There's a new sign attached to the Richwell Market sign: "Barbeque Queen New Management"...

    BBQ at Richwell Market Morton Grove is no more, was there Easter Sunday and there were boxes and carts packed in the BBQ area. I was also at Richwell Market on 18th and Canal earlier in the week, I'm on the hunt for Sichuan chili bean paste from Pixian, and the BBQ kiosk was dark as well. Bakery was up and running on Canal though, a BBQ pork bun and milk tea (hot tea, sugar, milk) made for a tasty breakfast.

    The main reason I am posting about Richwell Market is the Morton Grove outpost has become a very nice Asian market, smaller than the Canal Street grocery, which is a gem, from my previous visit to now there has been a dramatic uptick in number and quality of both produce and fresh meat.

    Enjoy,
    Gary

    Richwell Market
    6120 W. Dempster St.
    Morton Grove, IL. 60042
    847-966-0637

    Richwell Market
    1835 South Canal Street
    Chicago, Il 60616
    312-226-9611
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

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  • Post #17 - April 5th, 2010, 8:15 pm
    Post #17 - April 5th, 2010, 8:15 pm Post #17 - April 5th, 2010, 8:15 pm
    G Wiv wrote:The main reason I am posting about Richwell Market is the Morton Grove outpost has become a very nice Asian market, smaller than the Canal Street grocery, which is a gem, from my previous visit to now there has been a dramatic uptick in number and quality of both produce and fresh meat.

    But, I'm guessing, no Sichuan chili bean paste from Pixian.
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  • Post #18 - April 5th, 2010, 11:31 pm
    Post #18 - April 5th, 2010, 11:31 pm Post #18 - April 5th, 2010, 11:31 pm
    JoelF wrote:But, I'm guessing, no Sichuan chili bean paste from Pixian.
    I found Pixian Douban at Richwell Market on 18th and Canal, close but I don't think its one Dunlop would recommend using. For one it does not use broad (fava) bean, and contains sugar, spice and MSG which she labels "extra ingredients" in her blog post on the subject. I'll give it a try, and hope for the best, but the hunt continues.

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    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

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  • Post #19 - September 16th, 2012, 1:38 pm
    Post #19 - September 16th, 2012, 1:38 pm Post #19 - September 16th, 2012, 1:38 pm
    G Wiv wrote:BBQ at Richwell Market Morton Grove is no more, was there Easter Sunday and there were boxes and carts packed in the BBQ area....

    Richwell Market
    6120 W. Dempster St.
    Morton Grove, IL. 60042
    847-966-0637


    On the Richwell Market sign, "Mei Mei BBQ" has replaced the erstwhile BBQ King and BBQ Queen. Has anyone checked it out recently?
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  • Post #20 - March 27th, 2018, 10:32 am
    Post #20 - March 27th, 2018, 10:32 am Post #20 - March 27th, 2018, 10:32 am
    tarte tatin wrote:On the Richwell Market sign, "Mei Mei BBQ" has replaced the erstwhile BBQ King and BBQ Queen. Has anyone checked it out recently?

    Picked up BBQ pork on rice for lunch at Mei Mei yesterday, $6.50 with a few green beans and small cup of soup. Mei Mei is not Sun Wah or Hong Kee but I enjoyed my lunch, plan on trying either roast pork or duck next and was happy to see they offered duck head/tongue/wing along and chicken feet along with Chinese BBQ standards.

    MeiMeiBBQ1.jpg Mei Mei BBQ Pork

    MeiMeiBBQ2.jpg Mei Mei BBQ Pork with added hot pepper, shallot and chili oil.


    I like Richwell Market as a Chinese grocery, not going to replace a visit to Viet Hoa or Park to Shop but its ten minutes from my house and well stocked, especially in the condiment, sauce, dry goods category.

    Richwell Market/Mei Mei Chinese BBQ
    6120 W. Dempster St.
    Morton Grove, IL. 60042

    Viet Hoa
    1051 W Argyle St.
    Chicago, IL 60640

    Park to Shop Supermarket
    2425 S Wallace St
    Chicago, IL 60616
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow

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