The line for takeaway at No. 1 BBQ House went out the door.  Luckily for me on this cold Wednesday evening, I could get a seat inside to dine in.  And within minutes my order was taken and my dish is delivered.

No1 BBQ House is a typical Chinese bbq establishment serving bbq duck, pork, chicken, mainly for takeaway.  There are a few tables for those who want to eat in and it’s the usual egg noodle or rice with bbq meat.

It’s cold tonight so noodlies Sydney food blog orders, well.. egg noodles with roast duck.  It’s perfect for a cold evening and the soup arrives pipping hot.  The first thing I notice is that the soup is much darker than I’m used to and a taste confirms a strong soy seasoning.  The duck serving is very generous and cut in thick pieces which allows you to enjoy the tender meat but stops it from getting soggy.  I particularly like the five spice flavours.

My meal there must have taken about 30 minutes.  During that entire time there was a continuous queue and the owner was slicing the meat continuously.

The food here is no nonsense, the decor simple and the people extremely friendly and efficient.  No wonder they’re called No. 1 BBQ House.

noodlies is a media supporter and exclusive food blogger for Campsie Food Festival 2011 the Seoul of Sydney.

No. 1 BBQ House
152 Beamish Street, Campsie
9718 6147