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#1 ranitidine

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 02:12 AM

Recommendations wanted. Cabbie please respond. Others welcome.
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 02:17 AM

Recommendations wanted. Cabbie please copy.

Shun Lee Palace?

But it's been at least a couple of years since I ate there.
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 05:39 AM

Shun Lee Palace is better than Peking duck specialist Mainland. Those are the only Peking ducks I have had in the last year. Sorry. :P

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 02:23 PM

Peking Duck House was my standby for years but its gotten less and less convenient. Shun Lee has a good rendition, I'm not sure it's as fresh or as well prepared as PDH's, but the surroundings are rather nicer making it better for corporate and [some] dating needs.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:01 AM

Five MFers descended on Peking Duck House this evening (the original on Mott Street, not the one on the East Side). After much comic conversations with the waiter, trying to convince him that we did NOT want the "special" meal with soup + appetizers + duck + 3 additional dishes, we ordered 2 ducks and sauteed spinach. We did not get the traditional preparation, i.e., soup, then the duck skin, then the meat cooked in a separate dish. What we got was somewhat more "Westernized"--the carved meat and skin served on a platter, with pancakes, hoisin sauce, spring onions, and cucumbers. (I wonder what they do with all those duck carcasses.) However, the meat was tender and the skin crispy, and I don't ask for much more. Pancakes were very thin. Spinach was good too, if a bit salty.
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#6 Steven Dilley

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:08 PM

For the money ($25 all in), I thought it was a pretty good deal. My problem was with how the duck was served. As Stephanie mentioned, instead of presenting us with an initial plate of crispy skin, followed by the remainder of the duck, they sliced the whole bird up and stacked the slices on a plate. So the crispy skin pieces end up at the bottom, under the meat, which renders them a bit less crispy. Of course, that didn't stop me from eating four pancakes stuffed with duck. And this four hours after leaving Ramsay. :angry:

Has anyone had the duck at Dim Sum Go Go? Not sure if it has to be ordered in advance or not.
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:29 PM

I've had the prep at Shun Lee a couple of times and, it too, is not served the way I've only read about, described above, although it's very good, too. I thought the skin stayed remarkably crisp, considering the presentation. The chef comes out of the kitchen and carves in the dining room. Putting skin on one plate and meat on the other would be just as simple as putting meat on top of the skin the way it was served. I have no complaints, though. I restrained myself to only two pancakes and was not unhappy when I stepped on the scale today.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:45 PM

For the money ($25 all in), I thought it was a pretty good deal. My problem was with how the duck was served. As Stephanie mentioned, instead of presenting us with an initial plate of crispy skin, followed by the remainder of the duck, they sliced the whole bird up and stacked the slices on a plate. So the crispy skin pieces end up at the bottom, under the meat, which renders them a bit less crispy. Of course, that didn't stop me from eating four pancakes stuffed with duck. And this four hours after leaving Ramsay. :)

Has anyone had the duck at Dim Sum Go Go? Not sure if it has to be ordered in advance or not.


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#9 Steven Dilley

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:10 PM

Gracias. :angry:

I checked on Dim Sum Go Go's duck... $32 and I don't think it has to be ordered in advance. I think the ducks last night were $28 each.
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#10 Wilfrid1

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:55 PM

In all these years, in New York and London, I have never had the much-discussed separate skin service. And I've had a lot of duck.
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#11 Steven Dilley

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:59 PM

In all these years, in New York and London, I have never had the much-discussed separate skin service. And I've had a lot of duck.


I've never had it served that way in NY either.

I seem to recall Yank Sing serving just the skin, though I haven't been there in awhile. (And they serve theirs in buns instead of pancakes.) In Beijing, the skin is definitely served separately.
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:26 PM

I went to Mr K's, a fancy Chinese joint on Lex in the fifties, for a business dinner a couple of years ago. They did the separate skin service.
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#13 StephanieL

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:37 PM

Gracias. :angry:

I checked on Dim Sum Go Go's duck... $32 and I don't think it has to be ordered in advance. I think the ducks last night were $28 each.


Ducks last night were $38 each.
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:38 PM


Gracias. :angry:

I checked on Dim Sum Go Go's duck... $32 and I don't think it has to be ordered in advance. I think the ducks last night were $28 each.


Ducks last night were $38 each.


Must have come from The Five Towns area of Long Island. :)

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:48 PM

I went to Mr K's, a fancy Chinese joint on Lex in the fifties, for a business dinner a couple of years ago. They did the separate skin service.


i've had it served that way in l.a. though admittedly only at chinese wedding banquets, where presumably things had to be done "correctly".

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