Just wanted to shout out to the hounds that the Peking Duck at King Fung Garden kicks ass, as ever. My first ever meal with chowhounds was at KFG, and it just felt right to be back for a special celebration.
I had offered to bring the grub to a dinner party last night and was delighted to find that for $50, you can take a duck, soup, duck stir-fry, 10 peking ravioli and pea pod stems to your admiring friends.
When I called Friday, I told Doris (our incredibly friendly hostess) to choose whatever vegetable was best that day. She told me she would be at the market in the morning and would select pea pod stems if they had them, or chinese brocoli or baby bok choi if they looked better.
When I arrived she greeted me like an old friend, offered a cup of tea while I waited for the food to be bagged up, and we had a nice conversation about the ins and outs of the Red Sox. (Everyone's a fan right now, right?) She threw in some scallion pancake -- "it's not a party without scallion pancake" -- and made sure I knew the best way to reheat the food when we were ready to eat.
Of course, the peking duck is the star of this show, but my friends and I enjoyed the soup and the stir-fry as well. The dumplings were fine, but the pea pod stems were very good. One in our party had never had peking duck before and was fascinated by the ritual -- smearing the plum sauce on pancake with scallion brush, rolling a duck cigar, devouring every last bit.
Doris told me that four of her regular customers had called her just that day to request their ducks be bagged up to go, presumably so they could watch the game like the rest of the city. I can't think of better Sox nation food!
Remember to call a day before you want your duck -- 617-357-5262.