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Mar 29, 2013 05:47 PM

Leaving Tomorrow for HK Where would you go for Peking Duck

We are leaving for Hong Kong tomorrow and we would like to hear where in HK you have found the best Peking Duck. We are staying in Central but will travel for a great duck dinner.

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  1. What exactly do you mean by Peking Duck and how do you expect it to be served?

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    1. re: mr_gimlet

      Roast duck served with pancakes was how it was done at Lei Garden last year. We are open to any preparation.

    2. Peking Garden inside Alexandra House, Central

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        1. re: klyeoh

          I do like the Peking Garden in Alexandra House, but I had one at Yan Toh Heen at the Intercontinental that was killer.

          1. re: Uncle Yabai

            Very glad to hear Peking Garden is still around. Used to love going there regularly in the late 80s.

            Local food bloggers seem to find Spring Deer still holding its weight in terms of the senior Peking Duck chef prepping the duck, as well as having the best carving skills tableside to separate meat and skin to plating in the shortest amount of time.

            The other place that got quite a bit of press a couple years ago was Empire City in Tsim Sa Tsui for Peking Duck. Any feedback on that?

        2. re: Charles Yu

          Peking garden is my favourite too.

        3. Thanks for all the input, it looks like Spring Deer is in our future this week.

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          1. re: dlgc809

            in addition to the duck, i really enjoyed some of the other dishes at spring deer -- different from anything i've found in the us.

            in particular i remember a spiced ground meat dish with some sesame crisps.

            so you might consider exploring the menu a bit.

            1. re: Dustin_E

              Have your hotel book a table at spring deer! The manager there can be a pain in the a.. if you don't have one and will most likely turn you away. I walked in there at 1 PM asking for a table for one and he shouted at me "kitchen is closed, get out".

              1. re: NilesCable

                And you'd still recommend *anyone* to patronize that place?! ;-)

                1. re: klyeoh

                  @ klyeoh! Now, that is one great question if ever I see one!!! Ha!!

                  1. re: klyeoh

                    Haven't had any food there, so I don't know if that is worth that "doorstop". But if someone plans to go I think it better to give them a heads-up about this.

                    1. re: NilesCable

                      We ended up having duck at Lei Gardens because we could preorder a half a duck. Dinner was good, the duck skin very crisp and the pancakes paper thin the way we like them. The duck meat was very moist and flavorful. The restaurant was packed but not to loud. We really enjoyed our meal there.

                        1. re: Charles Yu

                          IFC........looking for Cantonese for tonight......what would you suggest

                            1. re: Charles Yu

                              We had dinner at Above and Beyond a few days ago and loved it. Great food and service. They could not have been nicer if they tried. How is Cusine Cusine?

                              1. re: dlgc809

                                We dim summed there a few weeks ago and were impressed especially at that price point, their tea smoked, truffled eggs are amazing (but one is enough!).

                                1. re: PhilD

                                  Yes!! Those eggs!!! Yummmm!
                                  Nilescable and I went dimsumming there as well. I think he had more than double your quantity!! Ha!!! He's so slim, he sure is qualified!!

                                  1. re: Charles Yu

                                    Well, I had 2 1/2, you had 1 1/2 eggs. But they were really great. Have to try to make them myself.

                              1. re: scoopG

                                I was about to say the same thing. For some reason, dlgc809 is fond of asking repetitive questions :(

                                1. re: M_Gomez

                                  Always looking for new information to make our trips as enjoyable as possible.

                2. re: dlgc809

                  Did you end up eating at Spring Deer, and how did it go?

                  I had an absolutely awful experience there. However, I saw good food and service at other tables. Clearly there are different tiers of product and service there.

                  My review from trip advisor:

                  1. re: chrisdds

                    Why not review here - why link to Trip Advisor?

                    1. re: PhilD

                      It was an old review, and quite long. I suppose I could have cut and pasted here.

                      The point is, I had some of the worst service of my life at Spring Deer and mediocre food... however that was not consistent with the reports of other diners. I am wondering if there is a two tiered system... for tourists or for foreigners at this restaurant.

                      1. re: chrisdds

                        Based on experience and feed back from others, for sure, 'Old Schools' like Fook Lum Moon, Yung Kee, Luk Yue and Spring Deer...etc all have 2 tiered system for regulars and non-regulars/foreigners!! Pity!!!

                        1. re: Charles Yu

                          After our expierence at FLM last year, we decieded to have our duck at Lei Gardens this year. No two tier system there and the duck was great.

                          1. re: dlgc809

                            HA HA look at my name!
                            I recommend MAN WA at the mandarin Oriental hotel
                            (Not Mandarin Landmark) It is a 1* Michelin restaurant and the duck is to die for. If you just want 1/2 duck for 1 person then call ahead and reserve a 1/2 .

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                  1. I'm thinking of spring deer or American. Do these places offer half duck orders?