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8/20/09 Mulan's Tea Smoked Duck Still the Best

opinionatedchef Aug 20, 2009 02:03 PM

Lunched here the other day and reconfirmed that the Mulan Tea Smoked Duck is unbeatable!! Thick moist meat, full sweet smoke flavor. While FuLoon remains my #1 chinese restnt in Boston, their smoked duck cannot hold a candle to Mulan's. I know some of you have had and liked the F version, but the 3 times I have kept trying this dish at FuLoon, it has been dry, thin meat , and lacking the flavor of Mulan. Anyone else had this wondrous dish at Mulan?

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    tdaaa Aug 20, 2009 02:13 PM

    Haven't had it, but the boneless Shangri-La version was a revelation for me. Now I can't bring myself to order anything else.

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    1. re: tdaaa
      StriperGuy Aug 21, 2009 03:18 AM

      SL's version is pretty awesome, have not tried it at Mulan.

    2. jgg13 Aug 21, 2009 07:26 AM

      Does anyone know if they deliver (reliably) these days? When they first opened, 95% of the time that I'd call they'd say "no delivery tonight!". Finally I just quit calling. While it isn't far from me, it's enough out of the way that I don't really ever go there.

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      1. re: jgg13
        beetlebug Aug 21, 2009 07:38 AM

        I've never had a problem with delivery and I live on the opposite end of Cambridge from Mulan. The food comes fresh and fast. And, on one night, in the middle of a snow storm.

        ETA: one night I put in a huge pre-order for a party. The next day, I called to confirm. Both times, the woman kept asking me if I was sure that I didn't want delivery (it was going to Central Sq). I said that I would pick up myself. This was during the winter around Chinese New Year. It was when we had huge snow followed by thaw followed by freeze. Consequently, everything was a huge ice slick. When I went to pick up in these hazardous conditions (their parking lot was like death), I really wished that I had taken their offer of delivery.

        1. re: beetlebug
          jgg13 Aug 21, 2009 07:54 AM

          Good to know. It's been at least 2-3 years since I've last tried (I forget when they opened, but basing it on which apartment I was in).

          Given how lazy I am, I probably wouldn't have found myself in parking lot o' doom, but at least it worked out :)

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