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Chinois on Main - How's Their Duck?

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cujo Sep 5, 2013 12:48 PM

I haven't been to Chinois for a couple of years. They used to make an excellent duck with plum sauce and bao. Is it still good? Anyone tried it lately---within the last few months?

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    Thor123 RE: cujo Sep 5, 2013 01:04 PM

    Have not tried it lately, but agree it was very good. A signature dish. I expect it is still very good.

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      latindancer RE: cujo Sep 5, 2013 02:16 PM

      The thing I love about Chinois is the consistency of the food and service.
      I can be guaranteed of having the dishes I love at Chinois tasting exactly the same each time. It's the mark of a great restaurant, in my opinion.
      No doubt it's as you remembered.

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        Thor123 RE: latindancer Sep 5, 2013 02:39 PM

        Puck has always done great duck. The original Spago had fantastic duck.

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        lizziee RE: cujo Sep 5, 2013 08:11 PM

        Terrific!

        1. ipsedixit RE: cujo Sep 5, 2013 08:23 PM

          If you like the Chinois faux Peking Duck, I think WP24 does a better version.

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            cujo RE: ipsedixit Sep 5, 2013 09:28 PM

            Chinois calls it Cantonese duck. So I guess it isn't faux Peking, unless all Cantonese food is faux Peking.

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              ipsedixit RE: cujo Sep 5, 2013 09:49 PM

              They serve it with plum sauce and steamed buns. If that's not replicating Peking style duck, then I don't know what is.

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                cujo RE: ipsedixit Sep 5, 2013 10:01 PM

                I accept you don't know what is.

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                  ipsedixit RE: cujo Sep 5, 2013 10:16 PM

                  Ok, then it's just faux Cantonese.

                  Or maybe it's just faux.

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                    cujo RE: ipsedixit Sep 5, 2013 11:17 PM

                    Or maybe it's your faux pas.

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            foufou RE: cujo Sep 5, 2013 08:40 PM

            the duck fried rice at Chinois is one of my favorite dishes.

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              cujo RE: foufou Sep 5, 2013 08:43 PM

              We plan to order it along with the duck. thanks.

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                latindancer RE: cujo Sep 5, 2013 09:32 PM

                I've never eaten at Chinois without ordering the duck fried rice.
                Love it.

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