Foodie Friday: Peking Duck

Peking duck: renowned Chinese dish, consisting of roasted duck, served with pancakes Turns out that my brother’s a big fan of Peking duck, so this post is for you, bro! While I’ve debated the merits of roast duck and Peking duck before, I’m concentrating today on this imperial dish. Indeed, Peking duck was known to be served to the emperor during the Yuan Dynasty. And in the mid-20th century, it became a national symbol of China’s culinary delights to tourists and diplomats. Peking duck … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Roast Duck

Roast duck: crispy skin paired with tender meat Roast duck must be my favorite dish ever. I have happy associations of the cooked birds with their bright red festive color, hanging in window displays. I also have memories of bustling dim sum carts offering plates of the succulent meat to diners. I know that some people love Peking duck, with its thin slices of meat and slivers of green onions wrapped in soft, steamed buns (or in thin crepe-like wrappers). I still prefer the down-home, … [Read more...]