Peking Duck @ Good Luck Tea House @ Saturday, December 27, 2014
This week's adventure was a trip to Good Luck Tea House on Chapel St, opposite Coles, a few blocks away from B&P, for Peking Duck.
We both love duck! And so ordered the Peking Duck Banquet with Wine which is $45 for two people. Unlike most places you can get something else if you don't drink wine.
Inside it was nice and clean, with a warm red glow omitting from the light shades above, a nod to the red lanterns that are very popular in China Town.
A glass of Shiraz for him and apple juice for me.
Shredded Duck with Mushroom $7
For the first time in forever I forget to take a picture!
Starting off we had shredded duck mushroom soup, which had great flavours, and bamboo shoots. Not a fan of shitaki mushroom, but I do like the flavours, just not eating this mushroom itself. As it does start off dry in a packet and you soak them overnight.
Peking Duck (Full) With Pancake, (16pc) $50
Next we had Peking duck pancakes (8 each) which was duck and cucumber wrapped up in a thin savory pancake served dipped in hoisin sauce. It was delicious! And probably designed as an entree for a family of four too, for we were too full to continue!
The pancakes were wrapped by two people as we could tell as half of them were wrapped tighter than the well looser half. Service was good, the girl who served us was friendly though also gave us space.
Wok Fried Egg Noodles $18-ish
As we got the noddles take-away, we had to buy a take-away container which was $1.50. Normally it's 50c or free, so I can this is the most I've ever paid for one. Asians (most it seems to me) are like that, everything costs extra, like if you ordered a drink with no ice that could cost you up to $2 extra.
The noddles were 90% noddles and 10% duck, though I do believe that through the three dishes we ate they used a whole duck, as they aren't as big as chickens, in terms of serving size. Noodles were very oily, which I didn't like.
Overall we don't like Chinese food, due to the emphasis on noodles and all the oils, also my bias towards them. But we do love buns, dumplings, Peking duck and yum cha!
A view upstairs looking down, no there isn't seating upstairs,
but the bathroom is up here. And those aren't cut outs, they're paper lanterns.
Would I recommend this place? Hmm... I'm indifferent, the duck was delicious! And there was nothing wrong with it, but $50 for this dish does seem a lot to spend on one dish, even if it serves two+. Though that and the soup would be a meal to me, no noodles required.
Are there any cheaper (and single serve) but still great duck places around? I heard Simon's in Box Hill's great but it comes with a side of attitude, but there's also Old Kingdom on Smith Street.
Where do you go for duck?
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