So I was talking with my family and it suddenly came to my attention that my children had not had Peking Duck before (I know, a culinary failure on my part). And as luck would have it China King has just closed.
Đang xem: Best peking duck boston
Now that China King is no longer an option where would people recommend? Anywhere in Eastern MA works for us, it doesn’t have to be Chinatown though we are willing to go pick up there if need be.
Jumbo Seafood in Newton Center has one that I’ve had and enjoyed. They have it when they’re open as well, no need to pre-order.
I’ve never tried the Peking Duck at Peach Farm in Chinatown (I usually stick to seafood stuff when I have gone here), but it is on the menu. I think it’s a two dish sort of presentation, w/o the soup course you’d get at China King.
Dang. I never got to try their Peking duck. Apparently they might reopen elsewhere.
China King will close in Chinatown on Dec. 31
“Thank you to all of my customers for supporting me for many years,” owner Doris Huang said.
Shangri-la, in Belmont. They also have tea-smoked duck (similar presentation to Peking Duck) and a boneless version also similar, both served with pancakes. And crispy duck, served with buns (bao).
If you go, don’t miss their home-style egg drop soup.
Sei Bar has 3 locations all of which have been around a while, but only Wakefield has Hunan food, I believe. It used to be a rather generic sushi and fusion place but when they started cooking Hunan in 2017, they didn’t change their name or signal the shift. It just blew up on WeChat word of mouth. That’s probably why many of you missed it. Eventually they stopped serving sushi and asian (con)fusion at Wakefield a couple years later, so that bar area sits rather dormant. It looks like a drinking bar anyway, not a sushi counter, so I suspect this was a sports pub or something akin in another hospitality lifetime. It’s actually a pretty small seating area, so they would benefit from converting it sometime in the future, I would imagine.
Also I can’t believe My Happy Hunan launched at the height of the first wave, incredulous! So some digging…their website says a chef worked at Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, which also owns the mini chain Feng Shui, which seems ironic because My Happy Hunan is where a now closed Feng Shui used to be, 1926 Beacon. BUT, it’s probably the case that the owner of Sumiao is an investor or co-owner, because Feng Shui’s website still lists Brighton as a location…however when you click on it, it opens Happy Hunan’s website! So I figured everything out without talking to anyone. Sort of.
You see, I met the owner of Sumiao when I photographed her Yelp Elite event. She’s actually a highly intelligent researcher in Big Pharma, (Might as well open a place near work, right?) but she absolutely loves cooking and serving food. She’s the one who told me she also runs the Feng Shui’s. You can see her, the smiling woman in the blue dress in many of the photos I took here: