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Jan 28, 2013 01:38 PM

Looking for Peking Duck with thin, light pancakes

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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    1. 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.

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

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        1. re: Pookipichu

          +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.

          1. re: Pookipichu

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

            1. re: bnowell

              No, I love the pipa duck

              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.