National Peking Duck is a must-try for everyone. Two years ago my co-workers got take-out Peking Duck from the R & G Lounge in Chinatown. It was good, but from what I understand, the duck skin is supposed to be very crispy. This year we went to City View Restaurant and tried it again.
Peking Duck is eaten like a sandwich.
You take one of the steamed buns, split the bun, add a little sauce, a little green onion, and the duck.
It is delicious!
One of my friends said, “Isn’t the skin supposed to be more crispy?” and it was true. The skin was not crispy, but then again, it was served from a dim sum cart.
We also had Pork Shu Mai, two other kinds of steamed dumplings, but I don’t know what they were called.
We also had a delicious chicken lettuce wrap that was every bit as good as the one I enjoy at P.F. Chang’s.
My favorite of all is Sticky Rice.
The rice is mixed with chicken, Chinese sausage, and other things and then wrapped in a lotus leaf and steamed. It has a delicious smoky flavor.
Next year, be sure to celebrate National Peking Duck Day! Make it special and enjoy it with friends.