I have an early morning appointment tomorrow, so I’m going to go out early for a Sunday dinner and then come home and guzzle beer till I pass out go to bed early. I rarely eat duck, but I’ve been craving it lately and there’s a place in Chinatown I’ve always wanted to try called, The Peking Duck House. As you can see from their name, Peking Duck is their speciality, so let’s go check it out.
And here we are at the Canal Street station. Up above is Chinatown, let's go get Sunday Night dinner!
And here we are, now we just need to find Mott Street, I think it's straight down Canal.
Okay, we're almost there!
And baboom, here we are at the Peking Duck House!
Let's go in, I hope there's not a long line.
Holy freakin' moley, it's packed in here!
Here's the front half of the restaurant, no seats here.
And the back half is full too, I gave my name to the host about five minutes ago. Hopefully this won't turn into a Seinfled episode!
We're in luck, the guy just told me there's a table downstairs. I didn't even know there was a downstairs, but here we go!
And here's my table, very nice!
And here's Lin with a bottle of Tsingtao beer. Now the evening has officially started!
Right now the table is an empty pallete, but I've placed my order and it won't be long.
And here's my neighbors from the table next to me, the Bass family. They were wondering if I was a food critic, so I told them about my blog. Maybe they're looking at themselves right now!
I ordered the hot and sour soup to start with. Look at how big the portion is! This could be my whole meal!
It was great, but I can't eat all of it, or I'll never have room for the duck.
And here's the main course, the chef slices it up for you at the carving table.
He's quick with the knife, in a couple of minutes...
It's plated and ready to eat! It looks great!
It's served with a caldron of fresh, hot, pancakes.
Here's some of the duck on the pancake topped with scallions and brown hoisin sauce.
Delicious! I came to the right place to get my Peking Duck fix!
All done, I couldn't eat all of it, but I made a pretty good dent in it.
And my fortune reads: "May you have great luck." Sounds good to me!
Well, the fortune cookie lied. The train has been stalled here near Prince Street for close to twenty minutes now.
But it does give me time to admire the shine on my shoes. Well worth the five bucks! See you all tomorrow!
The signature dish at Peking Duck House is of course, Peking Duck and it’s what most people come here for. The dinner is served with the duck sliced on a platter and the meat is tender and juicy with crackling, crisp skin. It’s served with hot, soft pancakes, scallions and brown hoisin sauce. The presentation is elegant and delicious. You can get a single order or there’s group dining deals for Peking Duck dinners for between two to eight people.
There’s lots of other entrees, specialties and house specials on the menu, but hey, you’re at the Peking Duck House, get the duck already! In some online reviews it says this place is a BYOB restaurant, but they now serve beer and wine.
Peking Duck House
28 Mott St. (Near Mosco St.)
Further Reading: Eater NY, New York Magazine and Honest Cooking.