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Looking for Peking Duck with thin, light pancakes

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mr_seabass Jan 28, 2013 01:38 PM

My wife is very particular about the pancakes! We used to love the Chinatown Brasserie duck, and the pancakes it came with were just perfect - not heavy or overly large. Any ideas where to get great Peking duck that fits this requirement?

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    thegforceny Jan 28, 2013 01:57 PM

    Anything on this thread?
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643127

    There are a few other threads on this topic, just do a search or look to the right "Discussions You Might Also Like..."

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      jinthek Jan 28, 2013 04:04 PM

      Sorry to say, I haven't found any good duck with thin cakes yet, the Peking duck house isn't great.and the crepes are dense. Good luck with the Peking duck.

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        Pookipichu Jan 28, 2013 05:15 PM

        Peking duck at Hakkasan is currently the best Peking duck in NYC. Thin, housemade pancakes.

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          kosmose7 Jan 28, 2013 05:58 PM

          +1 for Hakkasan.

          As the OP mentioned, I don't really understand why most Chinese restaurants in New York serve such humongous, awfully thick pancakes (yabing, 鴨餠) with Peking duck. Also, many of them show terrible duck carving skills... ha.

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            bnowell Jan 29, 2013 07:57 AM

            Are you referring to the "pipa duck" at Hakkasan? If so, I had it this past weekend, and it was unbelievable.

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              Pookipichu Jan 29, 2013 08:48 AM

              No, I love the pipa duck http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/857196

              But I'm talking about their Peking duck. It's the best in NYC right now, elegant preparation, crispy skin, fat well rendered, paper thin pancakes, cucumbers and scallions are uniformly cut and hoisin sauce that isn't overwhelmingly sweet. I've had it three times and it's been consistently excellent.

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                bnowell Jan 29, 2013 10:32 AM

                Oh okay. Now I must go back!

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            foodwhisperer Jan 28, 2013 05:17 PM

            Peking Duck House

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