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gtvlad Jun 17, 2010 05:50 AM

Need best Peking Duck for Fathers Day!!

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    FrankieLymon RE: gtvlad Jun 17, 2010 06:46 AM

    peking duck house 28 mott street

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      fm1963 RE: gtvlad Jun 17, 2010 07:49 AM

      Amazing 66 at 66 Mott Street.

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      Amazing 66
      66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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        nooyawka RE: gtvlad Jun 17, 2010 03:26 PM

        I just recently tried the version at Chinatown Brasserie. Pricey, but very good. Nice environment too. Less packed than PDH. It's all cut and done when they present it. They serve the pancakes, not the bun. And they serve a full layer of the cut duck skin atop a layer of the duck meat so you can choose to put either or on your pancake. Plentiful scallions, cucumbers and hoisin sauce (I get annoyed when restaurants skimp on the accoutrements). I requested extra pancakes, and don't think they charged for that. But I have not been to PDH in years, so I can't compare.

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        Chinatown Brasserie
        380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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          shaogo RE: nooyawka Jun 17, 2010 03:44 PM

          It's exorbitantly expensive but if dad wants a Chinese-style experience that's truly de luxe, Shun Lee East is where to go.

          That being said, Peking Duck House does what they do really, really well. The one in Chinatown has an excuse to be a little dirty; don't go to the upper east side version -- it's just mediocre.

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          Peking Duck House
          28 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

          Shun Lee Palace
          155 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022

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            west34 RE: shaogo Jun 18, 2010 06:46 AM

            I've eaten Peking duck at Chinatown Brasserie, Shun Lee, and BOTH Peking Duck Houses during the past year. Hands down the best duck is at.....wait for it.....Peking Duck House Uptown! The duck was consistently juicier, the skin lighter thinner and crispier and the sides just a tad fresher than the downtown version. And I'm not talking one duck here -- I've eaten at both several times recently (yes, that's a lotta duck).

            If the PDH ducks are a "10" for the sake of argument, Shun Lee's ducks are an "8", and the same goes for Chinatown Brasserie. They're not as flavorful or juicy, and all loaded up as a wrap the whole concoction is just not quite as yummy as PDH IMHO. (but, I am a huge fan of Chinatown Brasserie's duck with chives when it's not too salty).

            And -- the uptown PDH has a bartender who can mix decent classic cocktails as well as mai tais and planters punch -- extras that a dad may really appreciate.

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            Chinatown Brasserie
            380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

            Peking Duck House
            28 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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              shaogo RE: west34 Jun 18, 2010 07:14 AM

              Okay, I stand corrected. You're right -- at least according to Sam Sifton of the Times. He's put the uptown Peking Duck (and Shun Lee, for that matter) on his new iPhone app "Sifty Fifty: Sam Sifton's 50 favorite restaurants."

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              Peking Duck House
              236 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

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                nooyawka RE: shaogo Jun 18, 2010 04:24 PM

                How can you say CB is exorbitantly expensive when it's the same price ($48) at Shun Lee?

                But, I'd eventually like to try both SL and PDH uptown. Probably, SL first, since PDH wants $32.50 a person, and a minimum of 4 people. For that you get just 1 duck. Plus sides of course, but I don't really care for any of the ancillary stuff. I feel like I'm getting ripped (not that I'm not already getting ripped by having peking duck in the first place :)

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                  nooyawka RE: nooyawka Jun 19, 2010 06:07 PM

                  Sorry, I didn't look carefully. Peking Duck House offers single Peking Duck option. And their Chinatown outpost prices are slightly lower than the midtown counterpart.

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                  Peking Duck House
                  28 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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          Pookipichu RE: gtvlad Jun 19, 2010 12:58 PM

          I emphatically disagree on Peking Duck House, both locations. The duck has had an excessively gamey flavor and fatty skin. Secondly the other entrees are terrible with gloppy overly sweet sauces and too much cornstarch.

          Chinatown Brasserie and Shun Lee Palace have the best peking duck. The peking duck at Mr. K's is very good although the dishes there have deteriorated in quality.

          I'd give Chinatown Brasserie the nod because the dim sum is so excellent, the service is good and the ambiance is more relaxed but still chic.

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          Chinatown Brasserie
          380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

          Peking Duck House
          28 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

          Shun Lee Palace
          155 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022

          Mr. K's
          570 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

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            diablofoodie RE: Pookipichu Jun 20, 2010 06:57 AM

            But neither of these places are really un-Americanized *Beijing* kaoya places...does anyone know of a Northern place that caters to more...non-Cantonified palates?

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              MMRuth RE: Pookipichu Jun 21, 2010 05:09 AM

              I think that the peking duck at Tse Yang is wonderful, but the place is very expensive and the ambiance is definitely on the stuffy, dated side. For upscale "Americanized" Chinese our favorite - and has been for years - is Chin Chin.

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              Chin Chin
              216 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

              Tse Yang
              34 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022

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