Monday, June 15, 2015

Peking Garden 北京樓 - A Noble Peking Duck

Peking Garden is one of those typical looking Chinese restaurants ran by the Maxims group. The elegant, sophisticated decor gives a pretty cosy and intimate ambience, which makes it a great place for family dining.
Starting off with a few classic Shanghainese cold appetizers. The shredded chicken with vermicelli has been dressed decently with toasty sesame paste. The vegetarian bean curd rolls have a touch of sweet note filled with black fungus and carrot strips. The super thinly sliced tofu is a pretty light dish that shows an excellent knife skill from the Chef.
Instead of the typical sweet and sour fish, we had some flaky cod fillets braised in soy sauce. A pan fried bean curd is also tastefully done with shrimp roes.
Of course, the signature dish is their coffee-brown roasted Peking duck, well carved to serve with steaming hot floury pancakes and Hoisin sauce. Another excellent dish is the batter fried jumbo shrimp cooked with delicious and addicting salted egg yolk. The Jin Hua Ham is then served individually inside a flat slider bun, along with some honey syrup and lotus seeds. While the string beans are never my kind of thing, the xiao long bao is soupy enough despite its deflated look.
We also ordered longevity buns that are unlikely to come with red bean filling; and caramelized bananas dipped in cream soda to form a layer of hardened sugar, which is another must have in my opinion.

Barbecued Peking Duck
烤北京填鴨

Smoked Vegetable Rolls
茉莉茶燻素鵝

Shredded Chicken & Vermicelli in Sesame Sauce Dressing
胡麻醬雞絲拉皮

Thousand Layer Bean Curd with XO Sauce 
上湯千葉豆腐

Braised Cod Steak in Brown Sauce with Scallion
明園蔥烤鱈魚

Barbecued Peking Duck
烤北京填鴨

Peking Duck
烤鴨

Hot Pancakes
薄餅

Pan-fried Prawns with Salted Yolk
高郵鹹蛋蝦球

Pan-fried Bean Curd with Shrimps & Shrimp Roe
鍋鎉二蝦豆腐

Braised Sliced Jin Hua Ham with Lotus Seed in Honey Sauce
金華蓮子火腿

Steamed Bun
夾餅

Braised Sliced Jin Hua Ham with Lotus Seed in Honey Sauce
金華蓮子火腿

Stir-fried String Beans with Dried Vegetables & Minced Pork
四川乾煸四季豆

Steamed Pork & Soup Dumplings
灌湯小籠包

Steamed Pork & Soup Dumplings
灌湯小籠包

Banana Fritters in Hardened Syrup
拔絲香蕉

Steamed Longevity Buns
壽包

Peking Garden 北京樓
Address: Shop 005, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2845 8452
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-16:30, 17:30-23:30

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