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Peking Duck

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Eustace, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. samus

    samus Senior member

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    Probably right. I think it was south of TS. It seems like it was upstairs, but I may not be remembering properly. We had a fantastic waitress who had a very good sense of humor about the fact that I knew no Mandarin. I learned to say "Thank you" and she got a great kick out of hearing me say it after every course.

    That's pretty much all I know too. I haggled the hell out of one of the saleswomen in the Silk Market for some souvenirs, and on the way out I said "xie xie." The look on her face afterward was absolute shock.

    Li Qun is only one story, but with a bunch of narrow hallways, and when you first walk in you head towards the oven with all the ducks roasting in it. Along one of the hallways they had pictures and newspaper clippings of all the foreign diplomats and others who have eaten there - ring any bells?
     


  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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  3. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I've tried it once, it was too oily for me and I haven't tried it since.
     


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    Teger Senior member

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    Anyone go to Peking Gourmet Inn in Falls Church, VA? It was George Bush Sr.'s favorite restaurant while he was in office. They serve a pretty damn good duck.

    I actually just went here a few days ago on the recommendation of a friend. Fantastic!
     


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    jbmarine Senior member

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    You guys are forgetting Quanjude...
     


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    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    I love the fact that the best Peking Duck I've had was in...Beijing.
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Mr. K's, an absurdly expensive and vulgar Chinese restaurant in DC (now closed, sadly), had the best Peking Duck I have ever had.

    There is a Mr. K's in New York, but it is not as good.
     


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    can't find a good place for it in houston.

    i want to get the whole duck but everywhere i go if i order a whole duck they bring out bits of the meat already shredded and it never looks close to a whole duck. and the quality is just never top notch. usually always too dry for my tastes.
     


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    The most I have spent at a restaurant is $25 and that was by accident, is peking duck out of my budget? $20,000 a year only goes so far.
     


  10. Francis91

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    The most I have spent at a restaurant is $25 and that was by accident, is peking duck out of my budget? $20,000 a year only goes so far.

    Are you in Chicago? The peking duck dinner at Sun Wah is around $30 and will feed more or less about 4 people depending on how much they eat.
     


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    crispy aromatic duck shredded by the waiter on your table. mmmmmm. best i ever had was in bangkok. in the building two over from paragon. restaurant on the top floor [​IMG]
     


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    ^^^Looks delicious!
     


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    I've had Peking Duck, twice, at what has been touted to me as the best place for it in Hong Kong: Spring Deer in Kowloon. Dunno if the HK members want to chime in here, but I was unimpressed. I think it's fine, but it does not cross into sublime for me.
     


  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    In its heyday, the Mandarin in San Francisco had the very best Peking Duck I have tasted. Now there are a few specialists in the area, but nobody quite as good. I've had PD in several other places in the US, but can't think of a place that makes as nice a duck as what you will find in San Francisco.

    My mother used to make it a lot at home when I was a kid. I remember her blowing the damn things up herself.
     


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    Sounds fantastic- I've never had Peking duck. However, my wife gives me a serving of Pecking hen every day when I get home from work. (Drum kit icon)
     


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