Like the other ducky places in the SGV, there are no ancillary duck dishes on the menu at Beijing Duck House in Temple City. In that regard, the closing of Quanjude was a real loss since you could also have gotten your fill of duck tongues, duck fried rice, or other duck goodies too. While we do have the long thread anticipating and then confirming the opening of Beijing Duck House, I wanted to separately point out the unusual variety of dumplings on the menu. Besides clam dumplings and octopus dumplings, there are also scallop dumplings, pork dumplings, three flavor dumplings, vegetarian dumplings, fish dumplings, and something called Haichang dumplings. I asked the waiter about Haichang dumplings and he said they were leek dumplings. However in the seafood section of the menu they have a couple of "Haichang" dishes, including Haichang with Leek, so I'm dubious about that explanation and hope somebody can figure it out. One thing about the clam and octopus dumplings that I'm wondering about is whether there are other ingredients mixed in. The scallop dumplings are actually filled with chunks of scallops mixed with ground pork. This is to be contrasted with the only other scallop dumplings I've seen, from Dumpling 10053, which are filled solely with minced scallop meat.
As to the extra bums, I noted the following on the menu under "Beijing Duck." "12 Bums for 10 Person (Extra Bums 5.00/12 Pecs)" Bums with pecs? What will they think of next?
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