Peking Duck Restaurant
If you've read about this restaurant on other blogs then you probably know this place isn't in Hollywood but is located in South Sydney. Beverly Hills, has expanded itself with bustling restaurants filled with hungry diners. The walk down the main road has foods from different cultures including German, Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese and the list goes on.
After reading numerous reviews on this restaurant, I decided it was time to go and test it out myself.
We arrive at 6pm without a booking and it appears the restarant is fully booking. Luckily, there is a little table for three in the corner and they usher us in. We get full front view of the carver doing his work the whole night. We notice that others without a booking after us are told they have to wait in the half an hour to an hour range.
The lady brings a plate of complimentary peanuts for the table. I, however, prefer the complimentary soup that Chinese restaurants usually offer.
There are so many items on the menu, its overwhelming. But the main reason we're here is for the crispy peking roast duck. There are three duck courses on offer, each with additional condiments but we opt for PD3 ($58.00) which includes a roast duck which is sliced up by the carving man, plain flour pan cake, sweet bean sauce, spring onion and cucumber.
The 'Pork Belly and Vegetables in Spicy Sauce ($16.80) ' and the 'Chinese Vegetables in Garlic' are first to arrive at the table. Shortly, the steamed rice bowls arrive after asking the waiter a few times. I found them to be ok tasting but something I would order again.
Two plates of carved duck arrived with the skin on. The skin was shiny and crunchy. The duck pieces of duck are wrapped in the pancake together with cucumber and shallot with a dashing of hoison sauce. The duck meat was moist and succlent but it lacked that flavour I was after which I find those BBQ shops seem to achive. But it did fill me up and I struggle to finish a bowl of soup that was to come.
The 'Duck Soup' was made from the leftover bones from the carving process. It was bland but a great finish to the meal to wash away those fats.
493 King Georges Rd
Beverly Hills 2209
Phone no: 02 9570 5130
Monday - Friday 5:30pm till 10.00pm/10.30pm
Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm/5:30pm - 10:30pm