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Peking Duck Restaurant in Palo Alto

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Peking Duck Restaurant in Palo Alto

Chandavkl | Jul 9, 2006 05:18 PM

I had driven by Peking Duck Restaurant at 2310 El Camino Real in Palo Alto dozens of times without ever thinking about stopping there since I don't recall that restaurant ever being brought up in Chowhound discussions of palatable Chinese food in the Palo Alto area. However forced by circumstance to eat quickly in the vicinity of the Stanford campus we decided to give it a shot, and ended up being very pleasantly surprised. Not having enough time or diners to spring for the Peking Duck, we tried the mock duck which turned out to be quite different from the normal rendition and excellently done. Instead of being a cold dish, it was cooked, with the outer layer of tofu deep fried to replicate real duck skin. Definitely a real winner. We also had the Singapore style curry chow fun, made just like Singapore mei fun, but with the thick noodle instead. Not commonly found in Chinese restaurants, this was also quite good. (Of course, you can't find Singapore style noodles in Singapore, but that's a different story.) And the most interesting note of all is that all of the diners in the restaurant were Chinese. This is definitely worth a follow up visit.

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