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kofka Jul 19, 2007 09:36 AM

Does anyone know where I can find the best Peking duck in Boston? I want to stay fairly central and it will be lunchtime. I don't like Chinese food as a rule but have a deep craving for the above....Thanks!

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    Blumie Jul 20, 2007 04:08 PM

    Is the duck at Chef Chang's, in Brookline, still good?

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      Taralli Jul 19, 2007 10:07 AM

      King Fung Garden ($$), 74 Kneeland St, Boston 02111, Phone: 617-357-5262. 3 course Peking duck. Might want to call ahead to order.

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      1. re: Taralli
        Dax Jul 19, 2007 01:20 PM

        24 hours advance notice required usually. Sometimes you can get lucky with a duck that was not picked up but it's best to call ahead.

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          Rubee Jul 19, 2007 01:44 PM

          Now I'm hungry.

          They also usually make a couple of "extra" ducks per day, so if you call early enough, you can sometimes get one without the 24-hour advance, but definitely don't show up without reserving in advance or you'll probably be disappointed.

          1. re: Rubee
            galangatron Jul 19, 2007 02:19 PM

            hope you don't plan on eating alone. they won't make it for one

            1. re: galangatron
              Rubee Jul 19, 2007 07:45 PM

              Good point. I figured the OP knew since they asked specifically for Peking Duck, but just in case - the Peking Duck at King Fung Garden is a whole duck, in three courses (crispy skin with scallions and pancakes, meat stir-fried with bean sprouts, and soup made from the bones with noodles and bok choy). Like Spike, the two of us can't finish it - we get it to go and it makes at least 3-4 meals for us.

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                Rubee Jul 19, 2007 07:48 PM

                PS. And because you can't edit a link into a reply.....

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                King Fung Garden
                74 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111

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              Spike Jul 19, 2007 04:04 PM

              We did that a few weeks ago (called at 11am when they opened). They give you more than enough pancakes for the duck as well, so we ended up being stuffed after the skin portion (2 people) and had to take most of the other two home. The duck/bean sprout stir fry was great mixed w/ rice the next day :-)

              You know you're in for a liquid fat experience when you wrap it in the pancake and squeeze and your dish has a puddle of duck fat in it, but it still tastes good ;-)

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                drb Jul 20, 2007 05:54 AM

                Can you get the Peking Duck at their Brookline location?

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                  ScubaSteve Jul 20, 2007 06:13 AM

                  really? i though the duck was perfect for 2. myself and my son (13) polished one off fairly easily this past father's day. granted we were very full but not so much that we didn't get an order of their Shanghai Noodles for a later snack.

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                    Spike Jul 20, 2007 09:50 AM

                    You guys must be big eaters to polish off all 3 dishes ;-)

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                      ScubaSteve Jul 20, 2007 10:51 AM

                      i guess so.
                      we also had avocado shakes from Xinh Xinh right afterward.

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                        Spike Jul 20, 2007 12:15 PM

                        You guys are eating machines. We thought about getting a mango shake from the same place afterwards but were too stuffed to :-)

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                          galangatron Jul 20, 2007 01:27 PM

                          those are orgasmic. never had better avocado shakes from any other vietnamese restaurant

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