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Oct 22, 2013 03:43 PM

Best roast duck chinatown

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: kobuta

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

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

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          1. re: ScubaSteve

            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?

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              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.

          2. We enjoy Peach Farm's version.

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            1. re: frond

              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.