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Peking Duck

jimmyray Mar 2, 2008 12:14 PM

Looking for above average Peking Duck. The places most often mentioned are Peking Duck House, China Brasserie and Tse Yang. Any comments on these? Other recommendations? Decor doesn't matter.

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    Renguin Mar 2, 2008 03:06 PM

    buddhakan actually had quite good peking duck.

    1. MMRuth Mar 3, 2008 03:42 AM

      I think the one at Tse Yang is excellent, but that place is v. expensive and the rest of the food just average. I also like the Peking Duck at Chin Chin.

      1. tbear Mar 3, 2008 06:10 AM

        I can give you two to avoid: Shun Lee Palace and Chin-Chin were both flavorless when tried during the last two months.

        1. erica Mar 3, 2008 07:57 AM

          I am also interested in this topic...what are the opinions of the two Peking Duck Houses?

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            amiebd Mar 31, 2008 01:47 PM

            I am looking for an authentic Peking Duck dinner in Manhattan. Is Peking Duck House the closest I will be able to get? Does anybody have any recommendations aside from what is above? I've been to Shun Lee Palace and Chin-Chin recently and they don't seem to provide the experience I'm looking for.

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            1. re: amiebd
              MMRuth Mar 31, 2008 01:51 PM

              For my edification - how does you looking for beyond what you get at Shun Lee and Chin Chin compare to/differ from those (and this is a serious inquiry, not a snark, given that I've done little, if no, searching of my own on Peking Duck in Manhattan, beyond these places, Tse Yang, Chef Ho and Chinatown Brasserie)?


              1. re: amiebd
                erica Mar 31, 2008 02:02 PM

                Amazing 66 has Peking duck on their menu and judging by how good this place is right now, I am guessing they would do a good job on the duck. Anyone tried it there?

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                  Lau Mar 31, 2008 04:39 PM

                  the thing with peking duck is that its really a huge pain in the ass to make and you need a pretty high volume to really make it your business, so most of what people are calling "peking duck" is really just roast duck (there is a difference) that said roast duck is delicious and i always did like it in cantonese places, but again its different. Peking duck is from beijing (peking is a romanticized version of beijing). Cantonese places tend to serve a version of peking duck that is different than the original real version

                  none of the places in NY really serve a good one, i've had a decent one at peking duck house, but that was a long time ago. I think Hling said that the version at new green bo is good

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                serious Mar 31, 2008 04:45 PM

                Peking Duck on 53rd, 2nd - 3rd is reliable and not expensive.

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                1. re: serious
                  Jane A. Mar 31, 2008 07:28 PM

                  Nephew and niece at there the other night (same two looking for good dim sum & we all ended up at Jing Fong thanks to this board). Anyway, they really enjoyed their Peking Duck at the PD House on 53rd. Said 1 duck was generous for the 2 of them. They recommended it highly to me.

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