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chinese roast duck in Miami?

rizcake Apr 29, 2011 07:11 PM

Am chinese and just moved to miami and not too happy about the roast duck (and in general chinese food) around town. Nearly all ducks I have tried so far are dry, stringy or simply floured and fried (a cheat). This includes Miss Yip and tropicana chinese (though service and atmosphere at latter is great). All the duck dishes ( duck salad, peking duck and roasted duck) at Hakkasan were very good but who can afford to eat there every week? Gigi I found very bland, all the right ingredients but missing right authentic taste. Please anyone have suggestions?

Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

  1. Frodnesor Apr 29, 2011 09:11 PM

    Hakkasan is indeed very high quality, and very expensive. I think you meant Tropical and though I've eaten much dim sum there, I don't think I've ever had the duck. Miss Yip is not very good.

    You may want to try Chu's Taiwan Kitchen in Coral Gables and Hong Kong Noodle in North Miami. A couple other places, which I've not been to for some time and can't vouch for now, are Kon Chau and South Garden, both in South Miami.

    The crispy duck sandwich from Sakaya Kitchen (occasionally available at the restaurant or on the Dim Ssam a Gogo truck) might also fix your craving.

    Kon Chau Restaurant
    8376 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155

    Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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    1. re: Frodnesor
      advisor_Girl May 1, 2011 08:46 AM


      Have you visited the few Chinese shops along 163rd/167th Street that comprise our VERY modest "Chinatown?" PK Oriental Market 255 NE 167th Street, Miami 305-654-9646 opens on Saturday morning and sells regular roast AND Pei Pa ducks to the first shoppers (the make 3 of the fried Pei Pa ducks on Saturday and 3 on Sunday). For a sit-down meal - King Palace 330 NE 167th St. 305-949-2339 is my favorite and Sang's and HK Noodle have the glass boxes with hanging ducks, chicken and pork on display.


      1. re: advisor_Girl
        rizcake May 2, 2011 08:37 AM

        xie xie advisor_girl, will try this weekend, yum yum yum yum,

        1. re: rizcake
          rizcake May 5, 2011 05:18 PM

          PK has duck during the week, got a whole duck to go for $16 today, much better than restaurants, thank you chowhound. finally proper roast duck as well as fresh chinese broccoli, char siu and more. great place.http://www.chow.com/static/2011042821...

          1. re: rizcake
            advisor_Girl May 6, 2011 04:02 AM


            So glad you found PK!

            We love roast duck but I find it hard (and messy) to make at home. I think it is only the Pei Pa ducks that are a weekend offering but that may have changed. While the shops and restaurants along that corridor are no match for the Chinatown districts in many other cities, it is fun exploring the markets and restaurants around there.


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      Fineas May 2, 2011 02:40 PM

      The duck at Tony Chan's Water Club is good, but expensive. In Broward, Dragon City has pretty good roast duck (very flavorful but not crispy skin) on its huge "Chinese" menu that you have to ask for (unless you are Chinese).

      Dragon City
      6708 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL 33024

      Tony Chan's Water Club
      1717 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132

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