Sunday, October 14, 2012

Peking Duck House in Chinatown~ NYC

A group of friends and I went to Peking Duck House for dinner in Chinatown. What is Peking Duck exactly you may be asking yourself? Only one of the most delicious foods I have come across in the vast array of food in New York City. But to be more specific, once you have a duck no longer quacking, they plump it with air to loosen the skin from the muscle. The bird then gets dunked in a pot filled with boiling water that's been infused with honey, salt and vinegar. The duck is hung and left out to dry overnight and then hung in an oven. It's tradition for the chef to carve up the duck table-side. Our chef carved up that bad boy in less then a minute! Peking Duck is eaten with thin pancakes (insider tip: try with sticky buns!), cucumbers, scallions and hoisin sauce. One of my favorite things about the Peking Duck House is they get their ducks from a free-range farm in Long Island, NY. They believe the happier life the duck had, the better food they make. My duck must have been on Zoloft his whole life because he was delicious!

Bonus: You can take the duck carcass home with you and make some amazing duck soup!

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