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Best roast duck chinatown

AubWah Oct 22, 2013 03:43 PM

Who's got the real deal, not that sad cold imposter stuff

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    frond Oct 24, 2013 08:20 AM

    We enjoy Peach Farm's version.

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      cambridgedoctpr Oct 24, 2013 02:28 PM

      not that pekin duck is exactly roast duck, but i do like the version at China King though I just take it home and heat it up to render most of the excessive duck fat. As take out, it is great.

    2. ScubaSteve Oct 23, 2013 08:58 PM

      I always leave ChinaTown with a roast duck, or two, from Hong Kong Eatery.

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        opinionatedchef Oct 24, 2013 02:26 PM

        steve, do you eat them as is or do you make fav dishes that star the duck? do you ever do non-asian dishes w/ them?

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          ScubaSteve Oct 24, 2013 02:36 PM

          I usually split it, cut out the back bone press it flat and toss it under the broiler. I hack it up with a cleaver then it's devoured by my drunken friends at 3am.

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        LilBrownBat Oct 23, 2013 09:15 AM

        I like both Quic Pic and HK Cafe, but have not tried Mei Dong or Vinh Sun yet. Wai Wai does a good cheap tasty roast duck rice plate, and I go there sometimes when Quic Pic or HK Cafe are slammed at lunchtime. I think they've more or less given up on the ice cream thing; the sign just says "Wai Wai Restaurant" now.

        1. Luther Oct 22, 2013 06:17 PM

          Quic Pic gets my $

          1. kobuta Oct 22, 2013 04:22 PM

            Sad cold imposter stuff? I'm afraid to even ask where and when you would have encountered that.

            My favorite place for roast duck is actually the Mei Dong Roast Meats place (next to Hei La Moon). It's only a take out place though - no dine in. Otherwise, I find both Vinh Sun and Quick Pic (??) are pretty good. I find HK Cafe's version serviceable but I tend to only eat it when I'm dining in with an order of noodles.

            If you are willing to venture outside of Chinatown, I actually think that Lucky Cafe in Dorchester still serves the tastiest of the roast ducks locally.

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              teezeetoo Oct 24, 2013 07:32 AM

              I like all of Lucky's barbecue, though you can hit it on a greasy day.

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