I don't know if anyone is crazy for Nanjing Yanshuiya, but there's a little place off of Las Tunas that specializes in all kinds of Nanking city dishes, including the "salt water" duck.
I'm writing this mostly because of a thread on the SF board.
There seems to be a difference between the salt-water duck which is brined, pressed then roasted, and the dried salt duck from nanjing. My impression is that the salt water duck is the more famous and popular dish. Acdg to a few websites, the dish is described as
"most notably yanshui ya (salted duck), so renowned that it has now become a country-wide favourite. The duck is first pressed and salted, then steeped in brine and baked - the skin should be creamy-coloured and the flesh red and tender"
In any case,the place is called nanjing kitchen, it's in the mall with vietnam house and Merrylin (huaiyang chinese food). It isn't much to look at, but you can get real nanjing specialties.
NAN JING KITCHEN
706 W LAS TUNAS DR B5
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