November 16, 2011

北京樓 Peking Garden- Home of the Best Peking Duck :)

My mom's best friend from Canada recently visited the Philippines and so we had our lunch at Peking Garden last Sunday to treat her.

We were served the usual wanton chips which we had to ask the waiter to refill four times. It was so addicting! :)

We started with the Spinach w/ fresh Crabmeat Soup (P630)- everyone agreed that the soup was too salty that time.

Yeung Chow Fried Rice (P480)

We again ordered the Poached Seasonal Vegetable with Whole Garlic and Two Kinds of Eggs (P555)- it has been a classic favorite ever since we tried it from Causeway. Unfortunately, none of the restaurants we tried match up to Causeway's version.

Sizzling Beef w/ Spring Onion (P585)- served in a smoking hot sizzling plate, the beef was so tender and flavorful.

Hot Prawn Salad (P870)- two times in a week but we never get tired of it. The shrimps were big and plump complemented by the sweet and creamy sauce and the fruit cocktail. Love it!

And of course, Peking Garden's specialty which we came for:

Barbecued Peking Duck (P2300 + additonal P300 for 2-way)

I am always amazed at how they slice the duck and plate it. It's like an art that needs mastering and practice. 

Each slice was not too fatty making it more meaty hence less the guilt. haha! :)

We had a 2-way order having the other way minced and paired with lettuce wraps. The lettuce wraps initially served were not enough so we asked for another set. When the bill arrived, we were suprised that each piece of lettuce cost P10. Tsk! 

This was a Pacquaio Fight Sunday so we did not have a hard time reserving seats. Nevertheless, the place was still packed with diners. 

Peking Garden
4F Greenbelt 5, 
Ayala Center, Makati
For reservations: 7290567

3F Trinoma,North Ave.,
cor. Edsa, Quezon City
For reservations: 9010531