Sang Kee Peking Duck House in Chinatown, Philadelphia, is famous for their Peking Duck, obviously. After attending the Asian Arts Initiative Open House, Matt and I decided to check it out on a whim.
This was a great deal–basically four courses for two people:
The restaurant is fairly large and is very clean and bright for Chinatown. The windows along the wall have amazing views of the city. Large parties are easily accommodated.
The won ton vegetable soup was delicious. The mushrooms and greens were delicately flavored and the won tons were actually filled with a shrimp mixture and were tender and not too “fishy.”
I have never eaten duck as a make-your-own pancake dish. Crispy skin and tender meat + soft and warm “pancake” + mystery sauce=yum.
Just when I was about to say “I’m full,” Matt told me I wasn’t allowed to until I tasted everything. Next up was shredded duck with greens. I’m not sure if I would call this duck “shredded” but I didn’t really care because it was so tasty.
The fried rice was a bit dry, but the duck was in it so I didn’t really care about that either. I don’t think it needed the shrimp, necessarily, and a couple of the pieces still had some shell left on them, but I was so full at this point that I didn’t care.
I didn’t get the empty aquarium until I saw the ducks:
I would go back to Sang Kee and try more of their duck dishes because it made everything taste good. Thumbs up to duck.