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Leaving Tomorrow for HK Where would you go for Peking Duck

dlgc809 Mar 29, 2013 05:47 PM

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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    mr_gimlet Mar 29, 2013 05:59 PM

    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
      dlgc809 Mar 29, 2013 06:13 PM

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

    2. Charles Yu Mar 29, 2013 06:57 PM

      Peking Garden inside Alexandra House, Central

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      1. re: Charles Yu
        klyeoh Mar 30, 2013 01:03 AM

        Second that.

        1. re: klyeoh
          Uncle Yabai Mar 30, 2013 07:14 AM

          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
            K K Mar 30, 2013 09:58 AM

            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
          Kiedis Apr 16, 2013 08:27 AM

          Peking garden is my favourite too.

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          dlgc809 Apr 1, 2013 03:13 AM

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

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          1. re: dlgc809
            Dustin_E Apr 5, 2013 01:06 PM

            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
              NilesCable Apr 6, 2013 01:14 AM

              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
                klyeoh Apr 6, 2013 03:48 AM

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

                1. re: klyeoh
                  Charles Yu Apr 6, 2013 10:20 AM

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

                  1. re: klyeoh
                    NilesCable Apr 6, 2013 11:45 AM

                    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
                      dlgc809 Apr 6, 2013 02:47 PM

                      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: dlgc809
                        Charles Yu Apr 6, 2013 03:20 PM

                        Which Lei Garden branch?

                        1. re: Charles Yu
                          dlgc809 Apr 6, 2013 04:09 PM

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

                          1. re: dlgc809
                            Charles Yu Apr 6, 2013 04:23 PM

                            Above and Beyond or Guo Fu Lou

                            1. re: Charles Yu
                              dlgc809 Apr 7, 2013 12:45 AM

                              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?

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                                PhilD Apr 7, 2013 04:03 AM

                                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
                                  Charles Yu Apr 7, 2013 10:06 AM

                                  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
                                    NilesCable Apr 7, 2013 12:10 PM

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

                            2. re: dlgc809
                              scoopG Apr 7, 2013 04:27 AM

                              Wasn't this all covered here on an earlier thread?

                              1. re: scoopG
                                M_Gomez Apr 7, 2013 08:00 AM

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

                                1. re: M_Gomez
                                  dlgc809 Apr 7, 2013 08:30 PM

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

                2. re: dlgc809
                  chrisdds Apr 11, 2013 02:27 PM

                  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: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserRe...

                  1. re: chrisdds
                    PhilD Apr 11, 2013 09:41 PM

                    Why not review here - why link to Trip Advisor?

                    1. re: PhilD
                      chrisdds Apr 12, 2013 01:34 AM

                      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
                        Charles Yu Apr 12, 2013 09:36 AM

                        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
                          dlgc809 Apr 12, 2013 10:15 AM

                          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
                            mad4pkingduck Jan 9, 2014 03:22 PM

                            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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