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A Foreigner's Survival Guide to Ordering and Eating Peking Duck in Beijing

J. Kenji López-Alt 21 comments

I haven't gotten around to naming the Seven Culinary Wonders of the World, but Peking duck would be high in the running for one of those coveted slots. More

Roast Duck Shooter's-Style Sandwich With Pickled Carrots, Daikon, Cucumber, and Hoisin Sauce

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

Peking-style roast duck is packed into a sandwich with quick-pickled carrots and daikon radish, sliced cucumbers, and hoisin sauce. The flavors are inspired by Chinese sesame pancakes, but when pressed under heavy weights for several hours, it turns into a neat, flavor-packed meal. More

Video: Rooftop Farms in China

Daniel Klein 3 comments

I'm a big fan of rooftop films and have made a point of sharing them in videos in order to share what rooftop amazingness is possible. It may be old hat in America, but in China, where food scares and the dangers of pesticides and pollution are only beginning to show their true colors, the new farming movement is just blossoming. More

Video: The Incredible Food of China, in 4 Minutes

Daniel Klein 5 comments

Here are my food highlights from a two-week trip across China with travel partner Intrepid Travel. From rice fields and fried bees to pigs' blood tofu and skyscraper farms...China is an adventure. If you leave this video without a desire for the incredible food of China, you aren't human. More

Video: Serious Eats Cooks Peking Duck At Buddakan

New York Jessica Leibowitz 16 comments

Ever made a traditional Peking duck? Turns out it's a pretty involved process, requiring not only multiple steps but multiple days, cooking apparatuses, and spices. The end result: an incredibly crispy, juicy bird that's seriously delicious. Come along with Serious Eats's own Carey Jones as she learns how to make Peking Duck. Chef Brian Ray of Buddakan gives us the grand tour. More

A Sandwich a Day: Peking Duck Sliders at Red Egg

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

At Red Egg, a modern-ish dim sum/cocktail bar/Chinese American restaurant on Centre Street just off of Canal, Peking duck is a casual lunch affair. More

Wine Pairing: What to Drink with Peking Duck

Drinks Evan Goldstein Post a comment

Some of you may be planning to serve a festive roast for Christmas, but others go with fish, goose, or a huge order of Chinese food. Whether you're having a delivery feast or following Kenji's make-at-home method, Peking duck is a meal that deserves a proper beverage. More

The Food Lab: How to Make Peking Duck at Home (From Scratch!)

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 78 comments

Does anything get golden browner, crispier, or duckier than Peking duck? When properly prepared, the deeply flavored skin should crackle and crunch with the slightest touch of your teeth, and the meat (more of an afterthought, really) should be moist, tender, and flavorful. But getting a decent version—even at a restaurant—can be a chore. Even places that do do it well generally require at least a day of advanced notice. Why, you might ask? The preparation is intensely complex, that's why. More

Peking Duck with Mandarin Pancakes and Plum Sauce

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 10 comments

For best results, use a Pekin breed duck. Maltose syrup can be found in most Chinese supermarkets. If you can't find it, honey can be used in its place. To handle maltose, keep your hands and measuring equipment wet at... More

Roasted Delights, Chinese Barbecue At Its Best [Update: no longer open]

New York Ed Levine 15 comments

"Pork chops, I'll miss you the most." Photographs by Robyn Lee Roasted Delights 5 Catherine Street, New York, NY 10038 (b/n Bowery and East Broadway; map); 212-966-6558 Service: Friendly and accommodating Setting: Pristine storefront with a few tables in the... More

Chinese Buffet With Peking Duck For Under $10? Be Skeptical

New York Ed Levine 11 comments

Photographs by Zach Brooks I know SE:NY's Zach Brooks loves Chinese buffets, so I wondered why he'd never told me about the buffet mentioned in the New York Times this weekend, East Buffet and Restaurant in Flushing, which includes... More

Now Serving Millions of Ducks in Beijing

Alaina Browne 1 comment

Quanjude Restaurant, a chain in Beijing, claims to sell more more than 2 million ducks a year, hung and roasted in wood-burning ovens. "Our server handed me a red-and-gold card stating that our main course would be the 115,273,748th roast duck sold by the company since it was established in 1864, the third year of Tongzhi, Qing Dynasty. The preposterous precision was a taste of the showmanship of the place, on many a tourist itinerary."... More

Where To Eat Peking Duck in Beijing

Lia Bulaong 3 comments

"Peking duck is one of the most perfect dishes. That crisp, lacquered skin, rich and moist inside, wrapped in freshly made pancakes with sweet fermented paste, cucumber, and white Chinese leek. But it's hard to find a rendition that satisfies." Fuchsia Dunlop says a good duck is hard to find, but shares a recommendation for visitors to Beijing. Do you have a favorite place for Peking duck where you live? Tell us about it!... More

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