Duckgasm

It's OK if you shout for joy -- Wei Hong's roasted duck is that good

Consuming Peking duck is a two-course ritual of a meal. First you receive a platter of the duck's skin laid out patchwork-style, with legs and head in the appropriate places, like an edible anatomy poster. You make a little finger sandwich by placing a piece of the skin on a cloudlike steamed rice bun (many restaurants substitute thin pancakes, but buns are traditional), smearing it with a bit of hoisin sauce and topping it with slivers of scallion and slices of cucumber. Or you just grab pieces of skin with your fingers and pop them into your mouth like candy. Then you're presented with the duck meat, minced and tossed in a bowl with crisped rice noodles and served with big iceberg lettuce leaves for making lettuce wraps -- real ones, with no cloying sweet sauce or descriptive adjective like "crazy" to accompany them.

Wei Hong's opulent interior provides the backdrop for 
a swoon-worthy dining experience.
Jennifer Silverberg
Wei Hong's opulent interior provides the backdrop for a swoon-worthy dining experience.

Location Info

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Wei Hong Seafood Restaurant

7740 Olive Blvd.
University City, MO 63130

Category: Restaurant > Chinese

Region: Olive Boulevard

Details

Roasted duck:
(Half) $9.25
(Whole) $18
Peking duck $26

314-726-0363. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

7740 Olive Boulevard, University City

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I've got to warn you, though: Eating Wei Hong's Peking duck might make you a little crazy. It's rapturous. There is simply nothing like it.

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