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KOK Dec 26, 2007 10:41 AM

I tried a quick search but failed. Can anyone give recs for good Peaking Duck in the Rockville area (maybe 10-15 mile radius).

Perchance Joe's Noodle house?. I truly like the style where it's pre-carved and brought to your tablr ready to be wrapped in pancakes.

Thanks in advance,

Kevin

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    Hal Laurent Dec 26, 2007 11:24 AM

    You might try a search with Peking spelled correctly.

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      filth Dec 28, 2007 09:26 AM

      We should modernize it to Beijing Duck.

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      rumple Dec 26, 2007 11:51 AM

      Try Seven Seas in Rockville, I've had it there and it's quite good. It's carved and placed on a large platter the way you like it!

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        charandy Dec 31, 2007 09:52 PM

        Seven Seas has been in Rockville for a long time. If you hadn't tried it lately, it is worth going back to try it again. we've had several good experiences there lately.

      2. imfred Dec 26, 2007 02:41 PM

        Shanghai Village on Bethesda Ave, Bethesda has the best in the area.

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          MarcDC Dec 28, 2007 08:59 AM

          I second Shanghai Village in Bethesda for Peking Duck. And the owner, Kwak (sp?), is a seriously nice and genuine man.

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          wookyluvr Dec 26, 2007 06:40 PM

          Maybe consider Peking Cheers in Gaithersburg. I haven't been there personally, but there were some posts about it about a year ago.
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/361917

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          1. re: wookyluvr
            DanielK Dec 26, 2007 06:49 PM

            The chef left from Peking Cheers a couple of months ago. I can't say that this means the duck WON'T be good, but I can't vouch for the special pricing or the quality without further research.

            KOK, take one for the team? :-)

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              KOK Dec 27, 2007 05:07 AM

              I'll see what I can schedule Daniel. I have Johnny's Kabob penciled in for the next time I'm in that area (Brooklyn's Deli was good, but the corned beef could was a bit to lean), but Peking Cheers sounds like a winner.

              Thanks to you and all for the recs.

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                charandy Dec 31, 2007 09:49 PM

                not really a winner... not anymore... it used to be awesome. Not any more. Go by there some night, and see how empty it is... that should tell you the whole story.

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            filth Dec 27, 2007 02:57 AM

            Not quite Rockville and I'm not sure I'm recommending it (read on) but New Fortune in Gaithersburg has it (not on the menu). My GF had a hankering for duck. I wouldn't normally recommend it because it was served at room temp and they had these crappy flour tortillas instead of the nice steamed bun that's traditionally served. The duck was somewhat dry too although the skin was crisp and shellaced nicely.

            It hit the spot on that night but I only recommend it if you have a real craving AND are willing to compromize.

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              Larap2 Dec 27, 2007 02:30 PM

              Actually, the flour tortillas is the traditional way of eating it. The steamed bun is a new way of doing it - I've seen it being done that way more often now - might be taiwanese but peking duck use to always be wrap in tortilla wraps.

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                filth Dec 28, 2007 09:26 AM

                I stand corrected. I'm used to having the steamed bun and much prefer them though. Agree with DanielK on the BBQ meats...they're great at New Fortune. Maybe it was an off night with the Peking Duck. Like I said, it wasn't bad but it was far from the best I've had.

                BTW, these tortillas seemed like cheap ones you get at Giant. IIRC, they weren't heated will either.

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                DanielK Dec 27, 2007 04:02 PM

                I've never had Peking Duck at New Fortune, but I can say that the rest of their BBQ meats are fantastic. The duck and BBQ pork are great, but the real star of the show is the "roast pig".

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                  bacchante Dec 28, 2007 09:25 AM

                  Peking duck in Beijing (Peking) is served on pancakes (flour tortillas, not buttermilk-type).

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