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
Slightly sweet, slightly tart
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 .
I will just have to settle,
"Peking Fried Chicken"
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
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)
Because it's chicken ...
Peking Fried Chicken -ang "pekeng"duck
I kid you not
You should try this
Peking Fried Chicken
Fort Bonifacio (across the Mercedes Benz dealership)