At some point, every country builds a Great Wall to keep the secret of their cuisine from spreading to foreign nations, only to find that the real wall lies in their heart. Tear down the Great Wall of painful secrets with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Chinese fare at New Peking Chinese Restaurant on Westport Road. A hybrid of authentic Chinese dishes and American innovations, New Peking's monster of a menu can pummel taste buds with a barrage of flavors more powerful than many hurricanes. Diners wash down artfully arranged dishes, including fried calamari ($5.95), vegetable lo mein ($8.50), and crisp Peking Jumbo Shrimp dripping in garlic-ginger sauce ($16), with a variety of beer and wine selections. The eclectic kitchen keeps the stovetop steaming seven days a week, prepping artful fare until 10:30 pm on weekends.
New Peking Chinese Restaurant
At New Peking, chefs trained in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong build an extensive menu of traditional dishes to represent the diverse cuisines. In addition to classic favorites such as sesame chicken or sweet-and-sour pork, the kitchen also broadens its approach with specialties incorporating Thai and Korean influences.
A three-course duck meal leads taste buds through a trio of Chinese standbys, beginning with tender peking duck, then duck with bean sprouts, and finally a light duck soup that refuses to be pigeonholed into a traditional first-course role. Diners sample flavors of the sea with orange roughy or the schools of scallops, shrimp, and abalone collected in a crispy Bird Nest Triple Delight noodle bowl.