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Dec 26, 2007 10:41 AM

Peaking Duck in Rockville

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,


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  1. You might try a search with Peking spelled correctly.

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    1. re: Hal Laurent

      We should modernize it to Beijing Duck.

    2. 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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      1. re: rumple

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

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        1. re: imfred

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

        2. Maybe consider Peking Cheers in Gaithersburg. I haven't been there personally, but there were some posts about it about a year ago.

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          1. re: wookyluvr

            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? :-)

            1. re: DanielK

              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.

              1. re: KOK

                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.

          2. 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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            1. re: filth

              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.

              1. re: Larap2

                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.

              2. re: filth

                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".

                1. re: filth

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