A big group of us went to KFG tonight especially for the peking duck. We ended up with a group of twelve of us, God love the other few people in the restaurant tonight! We ordered three ducks in advance which turned out to be just about the perfect amount for this crowd. First course was my favorite, the pancakes with the really crispy yet not greasy duck skin with scallions and plum/hoisin sauce. Others exclaimed that the sauce may not be 100% authentic, and I may not know any better, but I really liked it. Next duck course was the stir fry. In my opinion, this was the only real disappointment of the evening. I've been to this place on a few occasions and this is usually my least favorite course (with one of my visits being the exception). The stir fry was really just lacking in flavor. Last duck course was the soup which even after ALL of the food we ate, I still managed to fit this in and the broth was really good and flavorful.
Amidst all the duck courses, we managed to eat even more food. We had the scallion pie which is really a great version here. Thick pancakes, not greasy, my only feedback, maybe could have used some more scallions. The pan fried peking ravioli were as you would expect, nicely crisp on the outside, skins not overly thick. We also had some steamed pork buns which I liked as well (beetlebug ordered all this so I'm sure she'll chime in). My faves other than the duck were the house made chow mein noodles which are thick, chewy and just plain yummy in my opinion and the very crisp and bright green Chinese broccoli (despite the chants from the table wondering who ordered something green and healthy!).
All in all, a really delicious meal, especially when it worked out to be $15 each which included a pretty generous tip for our server. Remember though, that didn't include any booze, we brought our own. I'm sure if booze was included, this group would have had doubled the bill at least! It was a great night out with an amazing crowd and lots of reasons to celebrate....two marathons completed yesterday for gini and beetlebug and a birthday (29th I believe ;) for rubee.
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