Peking duck at Great China in Berkeley
Thank you to Peter who replied to a thread about peking duck in SF last month. You suggested Great China here in Berkeley and I just went there for lunch. It was *exquisite*. The best I've ever had. Now the challenge is to stay away since it's only 10 minutes from my office.
We also had the black mushrooms with chinese cabbage. It was also delicious. Tender cabbage and flavorsul shitake mushrooms in a not-too-cornstarchy sauce. I am going back next week!!! I've never been to or hosted a chowdown, but I sure would love to try many dishes here! If anyone has any recs, I'd love to hear em!
We had a chowdown at Great China as part of the Limsterfest series in the spring of 2002. But there are lots of people on the board now who weren't around then, and probably some people who would like to go back.
I'm linking the discussion of our meal there.
the other perennial favorite from Great China is the "double skin", a mix of seafood and pork with shredded vegetables, tossed with rice noodles and a mustard sauce. here's another earlier thread on the restaurant, with recommendations.