From Our Editors
To sample Peking Cuisine's signature Peking duck dinner, it's best to call the restaurant several hours in advance. That way, you won't be disappointed if the popular dish sells out before you arrive—which it often does—and you'll allow ample time for the chefs to prepare the soft pancakes and tender duck that reporters from Houston Press lauded as some of the best in the city. The dish serves about three people and arrives with scallion, sweet bean sauce, and a simmering duck soup, making for a sizeable feast that's well worth the extra effort of ordering in advance. When they aren't whipping up Peking duck, Peking Cuisine's chefs extend their culinary expertise towards a sweeping array of traditional dishes from across China—from the chili prawns popular in the areas north of the Yellow River to the garlicky shredded pork of the Szechuan province. They also whip up western favorites such as General Tso's chicken, as well as less-familiar dishes such as stir-fried pork kidney and spicy tofu with sea cumber. Servers bear each order out to the elegant dining room, where golden dragons beam down from archways and spinning table centerpieces make it easy to share items or strengthen your spinning arm for an upcoming game show appearance.