Nanjing duck is completely unlike Peking or roasted duck, being boiled/braised and salted. At Nanjing Kitchen, an austere take-out joint in San Gabriel, you can go a la carte and pick up duck wings, legs, gizzards (very good), or whatever. Or you can get a half bird or a whole one. It’s usually pretty salty (but in a good way, says ipsedixit), but kevin found it rather bland–kind of like leftover dark turkey meat. A bum batch?
The noodles are quite good, especially jinling noodles, says Jerome. They have more Nanjing specialties, which are pretty tough to find around here.
Nan Jing Kitchen [San Gabriel Valley]
706 W. Las Tunas Dr., at Mission, San Gabriel