Chung King Garden Restaurant
was recently mentioned in The Star for their peking duck -- do you really have to pre-order the duck? I called to make reservations but am confused since I was told that I did not have to pre-order.... hmmm, just want to make sure i get duck!
also, do they do lobster well? any other commendable dishes at this place?
thanks in advance
No you don't have to pre-order the duck. But make sure that once you sit down you should order the duck immediately. It will take at least 1/2 hour. Then read through the menu and order other stuff. Most of the time the other dishes would arrive much quicker.
IMHO they make decent lobsters with ginger and scallions. Try their 'squirrel fish' (fried fish with sweet and sour sauce and pine nuts - sorry forgot its English name).
thanks for the info - we ended up ordering the pre-set menu for 8 which came with: seafood/maw soup, cold appetizer platter (cold chicken, fish, bean curd roll), 2 whole lobster, peking duck (sliced, then with lettuce), fish in sweet/sour sauce, szechuan beef, stir fried baby bok choy, fried rice, ending with mung bean soup for dessert. This was $188 and what a deal! Pickymama, i think you had recommended this set menu in an earlier post and I'm glad I went with it -- tho in truth, i went with it not knowing what I was getting into, the set menu being only in Chinese and the restaurant was very very busy, too busy for any full length translation (we simply were told we'd get fish, chicken, duck, lobster - and that was enuf for us!) we enjoyed it all, esp the szechuan beef and lobster (done with ginger & green onion). i prefer the duck wrap at Peking Man which I found to be a lot thinner and lighter than the ones at Chung King but have to say the duck at the latter was superior in flavour, quantity and presentation.
thanks for letting us know about this place -- reservations highly recommended as the lineup was out the door on a sunday evening!