Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mindgames

Peking Duck is one of my favorites dishes.
Considered as one of the Chinese national foods, this popular duck preparation dates back to the Yuan dynasty and has preserved its role as one of the most popular dishes to come out of Chinese cuisine.
Thin, crispy skin with just a modicum of duck meat sliced ceremoniously in front of you
Dipped or sprinkled with hoisin sauce
Spring onions added
Wrapped in Chinese pancake

The duck is a specially bred anas platyrhynchos domestica
A mallard raised in the free range for 45 days
Then force fed 4x a day for the next 20 days.

"Peking" is to duck as perhaps "Wagyu" is to beef

Roasted in a brick oven till golden brown
Juicy
Slightly sweet, slightly tart
Mouthwatering
Unforgettable

Goshhhhhhhh
I would love to have some right now
THE PROBLEM IS - I DON'T PRESENTLY HAVE THE MONEY !
Being the "delicacy" that it is, Peking Duck can be quite EXPENSIVE .

So ...
I guess,
I will just have to settle,
For,
"Peking Fried Chicken"

Huh ?
Yes my dear - Peking Fried Chicken
Some bright entrepreneur has decided to fry chicken
Spice it similarly to Peking Duck
And provide hoisin sauce for dipping

The result?
A great chicken dish that plays Peking Duck mindgames with your taste buds

Served out of a small roadside kiosk near the Shell Station in Fort Bonifacio,
This fried chicken is garnering a cultish following
Get in line for "takeout"
Or "wait" for your turn at one of the 4 tables with monobloc chairs that front the kiosk

Close your eyes
Pretend you are in Beijing's royal court
Clap your hands twice
And be served the the duck that is "peke" (fake)
Why "peke"?
Because it's chicken ...
Peking Fried Chicken -ang "pekeng"duck

Masarap ...
I kid you not
You should try this





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Peking Fried Chicken
32nd Street
Fort Bonifacio (across the Mercedes Benz dealership)
GlobalCity, Taguig

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mukhang masarap
Thanks for the tip

Sakai said...

how does the sauce taste?
sana it comes with wraps din

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

sakai,
The sauce is basically hoisin - which I guess is what completes the "peking" tastes ...

No wraps.
It comes with rice, noodles or the mantou bread (which basically is siopao bread)

Its curious,interesting and basically a fastfood

daguldol