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Peking Duck recommedations:

stymie May 6, 2013 02:36 AM

Looking for recommendations for the best Peking Duck in the Twin Cities.

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    LuvsBBQ RE: stymie May 6, 2013 04:57 AM

    My brother just had the Peking Duck at Pings and really enjoed it.

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      prasantrin RE: LuvsBBQ May 6, 2013 05:26 PM

      Is it traditional style? (carved at the table, first course is skin only--no meat on it at all)

      I'm on the lookout for traditional-style peking duck. Can't get it were I am anymore, so I'm hoping to get some my next time in MSP!

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        shanemio RE: LuvsBBQ May 18, 2013 11:50 AM

        I was going to say Ping's but it has been forever since I have been there. Good to know.

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        ChancesR RE: stymie May 19, 2013 06:49 PM

        Didn't someone post something about having lived in China for a number of years and having eaten Peking Duck numerous times and never having it served the way mentioned here - first course with skin only, etc.?

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          wzaitz RE: stymie May 25, 2013 09:06 AM

          Princess Garden in St Paul was the best I had ever had. The whole duck was presented at the table before being carved in the kitchen. The skin was not served separately, but the duck was tender/juicy and the skin was crispy with a nice amount of fat still under the skin. I am sure there's better out there, but old habits... Then the owners changed and I *heard* it went downhill. I haven't been back since the change. but if I don't get a good recommendation soon I am planning on a trip back there.

          I am surprised that there are so few posts on peking duck.

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