Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Peking Duck in Flushing, Queens

I was in Flushing, Queens for dinner recently. I arrived early so it was a good opportunity to take some photos of the local scecne before meeting up with my friends at the restaurant. Flushing is the second biggest Chinatown in New York City. The biggest and oldest Chinatown is in downtown Manhattan and there is a smaller Chinatown in Brooklyn.

This is a photo of a Peking duck being prepared by the chef for dinner. Peking duck is a specialty dish that originated from Beijing and is primarily enjoyed for its crispy crackled skin. The duck is first boiled, then air dried before being roasted to achieve that crispy caramely skin.

20 comments:

Olivier said...

Hummm j'adore cela. mais bon, je vais prendre mon petit dejeuner ;o)

Hummm I adore that. but good, I will have my breakfast ;O)

pusa said...

yummy, i agree that you can only get the best peking duck in chinatown, no matter where you are

angela said...

That's my favourite Chinese meal but I'll keep it for dinner...I'm still on breakfast like Olivier.
Angela

thwany said...

up until a few years i couldn't stand peking duck. i hated the smell, look, color, everything. but now, i don't know what or when it happened i love me some peking duck. i can't get enough of it! i've only had in in flushing, and it's damn good.

Emily Lin said...

Oh it making me hungry. I love eating duck. I had duck for my dinner few days ago. But it's different from the roasted peking duck.

Belinda said...

Great action shot Ming. I'm not a duck fan unfortunately, but I love my Chinese style roast and BBQ pork, which I had last weekend. YUM!

pom d'api said...

I love gastronomie cookery, beautiful photos.
I'm go to the holidays one week, to Paris, I m back, Friday
Good week and see you soon

Z said...

I hope you're eating only the male ducks... :-)

stilettoheights said...

great movement!!!

Lori said...

It looks delicious! I love Peking duck and never knew that's how they made it. Great shots!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your photograph. It shows the scene. I just don't like to eat ducks.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Just discovered your blog...you've taken some of the most interesting photos I've seen!

Per Stromsjo said...

I suppose this is Flushing like in “Flushing Meadows”. Swedish sport-fans tend to recognize that name...

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yes, Flushing is in Flushing Meadows where the Yankee (baseball) Stadium and the Arthur Ashe Stadium (US Open) are located.

Imagine enjoying a take-out box of chicken lo-mein while watching the US Open. :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

I’m imagening. I’m imagening! :)

thwany said...

ming,

it's the mets stadium. the yankees' is in the bronx.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Opps the daisy!! Thanks for the clarification, Thwany.

Well, you can guess I'm not a fan of baseball at all.

Annie said...

My mouth waters with anticipation - but hey, where's the Peking Duck out here in blogland?

tigerfish said...

Have not tasted a well-prepared up-to-standard Peking duck in the US yet. Hmmmm.....

teahouse said...

Aw, man..how can you do this to me? It's past 10 p.m. and now I'm STARVING for some Chinese food!!