Desserts & Bakeries
Southern & Soul
Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens
Lower East Side
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238 North 9th St.
Like many authentic Chinese restaurants in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, Sang Kee Peking Duck House does not pride itself on aesthetics. The most decorative touches are the meats hanging up right when you walk in. But the bare-bones decor isn't a problem. The delicious, Hong Kong-styled food needs no distraction. CONT'D
Although the menu is expansive, everything is good. Try a big bowl of noodle soup: salty, flavorful broth to which you can add a dumpling of your choosing. I personally love the shrimp dumplings — wrapped in a delicate, thin noodle, the shrimp acts like a sponge, soaking in the flavor of the broth. If you’re in the mood for something heavier, ask for the Honey Coated Roast Pork. Tender, slightly sweet, and oh so crunchy, the pork works as a great addition to the soup, but is equally satisfying on its own.
If the soup doesn't fill you up, move on to some classic entrees. Chicken with crunchy string beans, shrimp with cashews, the delicious and not-too-oily vegetable fried rice are all succulent dishes. The Peking Duck is their speciality, and should not be missed. Split this crispy, mouth-watering meat with some friends and you'll have trouble talking about anything but the food. When you leave, well-fed and possibly with a carton or two of leftovers, I bet you'll already be planning a return trip.
Posted in FOOD on March 21, 2010 8:31pm by Jesse Steinbach | 74 comments
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