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peking duck in calgary

Sorbethead Oct 20, 2008 10:06 AM

Does anyone have a favorite spot in calgary for peking duck. Looking to take out for a party.

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    Strider Oct 20, 2008 11:24 AM

    This may sound kind of odd... but Ginger Beef in Sunridge Mall makes really good peking duck. If you dine in, they even slice it in front of you.

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      shdiep Oct 25, 2008 09:16 AM

      I second this. Ginger Beef is where my friends recommended when I first came to Calgary. Really good stuff!

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      hsk Oct 20, 2008 09:19 PM

      Peking Garden off Shaganappi in NW.

      1. foodosopher Oct 21, 2008 12:34 AM

        I went to go and reply - and both of my obscure answers have been quoted already. I second both Ginger Beef at Sunridge which does have excellent PKD, and Peking Garden up by Market Mall (Valiant Dr and Shaganappi i believe).

        I've had PKD at the Regency Palace, Harbour City as well (3 courses), and it was decent. Not as good as the other two though. Geographically, much more convenient.

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          bdachow Oct 21, 2008 07:39 AM

          Would agree with the recommendation for Peking Garden. Think it's Varsity Drive and Shaganappi.

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            foodosopher Oct 21, 2008 07:58 AM

            Not surprisingly, we're both right. The shopping centre it is in is framed by both Varsity and Valiant. I just always think of it from the direction I come from! :)

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            aktivistin Oct 21, 2008 10:45 AM

            Gee Gong! It's a slightly dingy hole-in-the-wall, not suitable for a formal eat-in party but perfect for take-out. I think they even have a Peking duck special--not sure if it's all the time or just one day of the week.

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              pasaker Oct 21, 2008 04:37 PM

              I second Gee Gong! I actually just had it the other night. Though... it's good for like 2-3 people. It cost $23.95 for Peking Duck, Soup, and Fried Rice. I'm sure they have a price for larger groups, but because it is sort of like a hole in the wall- you may just want to stick with Ginger Beef at Sunridge Mall. But I must admit that Gee Gong is very clean. So if you want to go out for PKD with your SO, then go to Gee Gong. Big group hit Ginger Beef at Sunridge Mall. :)

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              cn1822 Oct 23, 2008 12:46 PM

              I'm surprised nobody has suggested Gong Kee, maybe I have weird tastes or something. It's got to be the shadiest looking place but it has good food. The peking duck in particular is noteworthy. I prefer the peking duck at Gong Kee over Ginger Beef's. It's located: 4527 8 Avenue SE. It's in the same building as the Forest Lawn Bakery and Lucky's supermarket.

              1. tintallie Oct 23, 2008 09:32 PM

                Also try:
                Bonavista Peking House 171-755 Lake Bonavista Drive SE 403-271-5777 (need to call 24h in advance) (a mix of Asian and Caucasian clientele...Asians who don't want to drive to Chinatown from the SW)
                Pine Lake 118 5 Avenue SE (403) 266-3720 (almost completely Asian clientele...always a good sign)

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                  miss.foodie Oct 24, 2008 06:02 AM

                  I like the peking duck at Tai Pan Restaurant #104, 108 – 3rd Ave SW (403-269-2838). I know they are not the cleanest of places as I've seen the CHR write-ups. However, I haven't gotten sick from there yet and I've been there many times. IMHO, I think their peking duck is one of the better ones in Calgary. I really like their wrappers/pancakes for the duck skin. Their wrappers/pancakes are very thin. It takes a lot of skill to make them to the right texture and very thin as it should be traditionally. And I think Tai Pan does a really good job with that.

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