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Jul 23, 2013 06:04 AM

Peking Duck near the Bay

I am visiting SF next week and am hoping to find some great Peking Duck or Suckling Pig? Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

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  1. I had some really good peking duck at Lai Hong Lounge in Chinatown.

      1. Suckling pig is not easy to find except in the most expensive Cantonese restaurants like R&G Lounge in Chinatown and Koi Palace in Daly City.

        1. thanks for the replies

          1. z&y is probably the best overall that i've found.

            yank sing and hakkasan have it, and it is probably best there, but it is very expensive at both of these places, and probably not worth the high price.

            it looks extremely promising at M.Y. china in westfield mall, but i haven't tried it personally (yet).

            it is okay at r&g lounge.

            8 Replies
            1. re: Dustin_E

              We tried the Peking Duck at MY China shortly after it opened. We found it extremely fatty. Yes, I know Peking Duck is supposed to be fatty, but this was too much.

              1. re: Martin Strell

                Actually, a well executed Peking Duck will have most of the fat rendered from it. The fat deposits in the leg are the most stubborn. The skin should be bordering on crispy.

                1. re: gordon wing

                  And Great China in Berkeley (and a few other places like Chef Chu's) will take the time to remove the fat under the skin before they serve you their Peking Duck. When is Great China reopening?!

                  1. re: vincentlo

                    Wish I knew. Their web site says "Sprint 2013". For the record, we loved Great China's duck, and we were hoping that MY China's would be similar. It was not.

                    1. re: vincentlo

                      Work is in progress on Great China's new location but they clearly have a long way to go.

                      I like Daimo's Peking duck. At GC we usually ordered the tea-smoked duck instead.

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston

                        According to the FB page -- UPDATE: We are glad to say that we have officially began construction and we project the opening to be about 6 months out. It is a bit later than we had anticipated but we feel very confident that we will be able to be open in August or September of 2013. We apologize for any confusion and we really appreciate all of your support and positive comments through this down time. We really can't wait to get back to serving all of our loyal patrons! We will be updating the status periodically and will include pictures of the construction progress. Thanks again!

                        ~Great China Restaurant

                          1. re: Robert Lauriston

                            Great China just now posted the following to Facebook - "Great China will open sometime in October 2013. We will keep you updated on the grand opening date. We thank you for your continued support and patience. Once again, our new location will be at 2190 Bancroft Way in Berkeley. (between Oxford St. and Shattuck Ave.)"