In a city with a diverse selection of restaurants and cuisines, finding authentic classics like Peking Duck might be a bit of a doozy! If you have been back and forth and around the block looking for this Imperial whole roasted, crispy duck preparation served with thin steamed pancakes, spring onions, and sauce made the right way, fear not foodies, we have just the line-up of the top restaurants in Delhi NCR that serve the best rendition of this Asian classic preparation.
Specializing in traditional Cantonese cuisine with plenty of Shanghainese and Szechuan influences on the menu. The theme of this restaurant is “Dining in a Chinese Garden’’ and the skillful chefs prepare delicious variants of Beijing Roast Duck and pecking duck using traditional methods. The Roasted Duck is finely sliced at the table and rolled in freshly made thin Pancakes. The crispy duck pancake is then served with Hoisin Sauce, to be dipped and devoured.
Other must-haves: Stir Fried Prawns in X O Sauce, Prawns Har Gao Dumpling, Chengdu Stir Fried Sliced Lamb, Red Chilli and Cumin, Yunnan Style Lamb Chops with Fresh Chilli and Green Onion.
Cost for two: ₹ 3000
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China Kitchen is one the most highly acclaimed Chinese restaurants in Delhi NCR. They offer many signature Chinese delicacies, like Peking Duck, and Beggar’s Chicken. Their Beijing-style roasted Duck is one of the most popular in the city, served with homemade pancakes and aromatic condiments. THE Duck is slow-cooked in a wood-fired oven till the skin is glazed and crispy. They also do a twice-cooked crispy Duck with 5-spice seasoning.
Other must-haves: Gong Bao Diced Chicken, Wok Tossed Spicy Prawns, Shredded Chicken Breast, Sichuan Chili Tofu.
Cost for two: ₹ 4500
Empress of China brings us flavors of the three main provinces of China - Szechuan, Yunnan and Hunan. The restaurant showcases these Chinese delicacies by blending hot, sweet, sour and salty flavors using age-old traditional cooking methods. They have been serving 'Peking Duck', long before the dish became a menu staple in Delhi and it is still one of the most moving dishes.
Other must-haves: Sautéed shrimp with tomato and basil, Salt baked chicken, Barbeque pork ribs, Crab Rangoon cup, Chicken pot sticker.
Cost for two: ₹ 3000
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An institution in itself Nanking has always had our hearts for its stellar Peking Duck and melt-in-mouth Pork Ribs. The restaurant has been around for decades but to this day retains the same old-world charm. The menu offers classic Chinese cuisine, with a vast selection of seafood. Indo-Chinese staples are also available here, however, this is really the place to savor their Cantonese preparations.
Other must-haves: Sliced Pork Chilli Dry, Chicken Hot and Sour Soup, Chicken Claypot Rice, Spicy Pork Belly with Squid, Seafood Pan Fried Noodles, Nanking Fest Chicken.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
A fine dining restaurant that combines various cuisines. The sushi and dim sums here are noteworthy as are the delightful thin-crust pizzas with the best quality of toppings. The Crispy duck rolls stuffed with fried duck, cucumber and spring onions served with hoisin chili sauce are the star of their menu and are regularly ordered by patrons.
Other must-haves: Dali Chicken, Dry Red Chilli, Yunan Style, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, MKT Gosht Seekh, Chilli Glazed Grilled Prawn, Katsu Sole Curry, Barbacoa Lamb Tacos, Rara Gosht.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
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A fine dining specialty restaurant that offers authentic Schezwan and Cantonese. Their Signature dishes comprise of Dim sums, Mongolian Grill, and the extremely popular Beijing Duck. The Chefs here strive to whip up the most flavourful food to satiate palette.
Other must-haves: Cuttle Fish Dumplings, Crispy Chilli Lamb, Cod with Back Pepper Sauce, Chicken Gong Bao.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
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