The origin of the Peking Duck dates back to the Ming
Dynasty, about 600 years ago. Cooks from all over China traveled to the
capital Beijing to cook for the Emperor. It was a prestigious occupation as only
the best chefs could enter the palace kitchens. A top cook was even able to
reach the rank of a minister! It was in these kitchens where dishes of
exceptional quality such as the Peking Duck was first created and crafted to
perfection by palace chefs. However, many of the recipes for such foods
of the Emperor were later smuggled out of the kitchen and onto the streets of
Beijing. With the eventual fall of the Ching dynasty in 1911, court chefs who
left the Forbidden City set up restaurants around Beijing and brought the Peking
Duck and other delicious dishes to the masses.
Peking Duck is originally from Beijing, which is the
capital of Mainland China. It is prepared with a kind of fruit tree, so it has a
fruity flavor. Its skin is very crispy. You also eat it in a very special way.
First you need to use a special bread. Then you can start your tasty meal.
Usually, you cannot finish a whole Peking Duck, so you can make soup with the
Most Chinese people are very fond of Peking Roast Duck.
You can go to a Chinese restaurant to order this dish rather than prepare it at
home because it takes some time to cook it, and you need a lot of things to
The duck is divided into three parts and made in three
different ways. The first way is the most popular. The meat is selected from the
best part of the duck and is boned. Green onions and dressing are added to make
it savory and a little sweet. It is served with thin crepes. You just spread the
dressing on the crepe, add some green onions, and roll it up.
The second way is to use the part of the duck with less
meat. It can be fried with garlic, chilies, ginger or onions. A third way allows
you to make use of the entire duck. You can make soup with cabbage and the duck
meat with bones.
I would recommend you try it if you want to try something
different. Once you try it, you will understand why this dish is loved by so
many. You can try Peking duck at any of the following
Chinese restaurants in Houston
|Red Pepper Chinese
||5626 Westheimer Rd