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Seeking Peking Duck with soft bun

I actually went to Amazing 66 Thursday evening. It was really crowded, but I got there just before the rush and got a table right away. The Peking Duck was decent, but not great. They served way too much of the meat with the duck. I would have rathered they sliced it closer to the skin with less meat. The buns stuck to the bottom of the bamboo steamer it came in so you had to dig at it to get it off, and sometimes it broke apart. And of course its self serve, which I expected here in Manhattan. Overall it was not a bad experience, although I am still on the lookout for a better alternative.

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Amazing 66
66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

Jan 04, 2011
JonWu in Manhattan

Seeking Peking Duck with soft bun

Thank you, I will try doing that. I only went once to Peking Duck House, and I was a guest so I did not ask for anything. I didn't know you could ask. I have read some good things about Amazing 66, so I will give that a try as well.

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Amazing 66
66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

Peking Duck House
28 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

Dec 30, 2010
JonWu in Manhattan

Seeking Peking Duck with soft bun

Ever since Dai Hong Lau(sp?) on Mott Street went belly up. I have been seeking a replacement peking duck place in Chinatown that serves fatty duck with crispy skin on SOFT BUNS! Health reasons aside, peking duck (Peking field duck) is supposed to be fatty, they take the fattest ducks from the field, slightly separate the skin from the layer of cellulose BEFORE roasting it so that the duck is juicy but the juice doesnt make the skin soggy. That being said, you cannot eat a juicy, fat filled piece of duck with pancakes that do not absorb the fat, it just creates a big mess. So, please dont post about Peking Duck House or any other restaurants that serve duck on a pancake. Yes, its done in China too, but guess what thats done in restaurants that don't serve their duck plump and juicy like how it should be. Bottom line, fat and juicy and crispy skin that melts in your mouth and a bun that absorbs the juice. Let me know.

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Peking Duck House
236 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

Dec 30, 2010
JonWu in Manhattan