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“Chinese Duck Fusion”
Review of Forbidden Duck

Forbidden Duck
Ranked #3,486 of 10,357 Restaurants in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch and ordered half of a Peking duck, sweet & sour pork, sizzling rice in soup, roast pork (char siu) wrapped in rice noodles, egg roll and duck egg with a piece of Peking duck skin as appetizer. Everything was pretty good. A gentleman in a suit approached our table as asked if everything was ok and my friend commented that the Peking duck meat was tender but the duck skin was not as crispy as when it's hot, he immediately apologized and went to the kitchen and brought out a small plate of duck skin and meat and asked us to try it. Yes, it was better than the original dish. He mentioned that the time lapse between when the dish was ready to the time the duck was served may explain the temperature difference hence the loss of crispiness in the duck skin, and that they will definitely monitor this issue more closely. It appears that the owner or the manager does care about their food quality and want to do well. My favorite dish was the crispy rice in soup. This is very similar to Sizzling Rice Soup but the rice that was used is more like the burnt rice bottom of the Cantonese clay pot rice which is better than using the "puffed" up rice normally used for this soup. The soup also contains duck meat and shrimp. If you like duck, give this place a try...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this based on my friend’s recommendation and it didn’t disappoint. The roasted duck was amazing! Next time, we’ll be going back for the slow roasted duck (available only for dinner).

Thank Teefanie C
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

had dinner here a couple of days ago. ordered the slow-roasted duck in advance. tried three other dishes commonly offered in other restaurants. overall the forbidden duck compared poorly to many local restaurants of decent quality. we came here mainly for the duck, but it was poorly cut and presented. if you try dadong in beijing or shanghai you’ll see the difference, and obviously so in terms of showmanship and quality. pretty ho hum for the other dishes that we had that evening. $300 corkage was fine, but it seemed we paid for three wine glasses with no service. what i felt about this place? alvin’s no longer interested in running it and committed to delivering a dining experience for fans believing in him.

Thank Joseph G
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Decided to check out this newly opened duck restaurant. Sadly, not all the duck dishes are available for lunch. At lunchtime, only the Peking duck is available. I ordered the minimum of 1/2 a duck ($228) and a dim sum (馬蹄牛肉腸粉) Beef and Water Chestnut flour roll ($38). The duck was average. The skin wasn’t crispy, and was a little too fatty for me. The pancake was soft, fresh and thin. The dim sum was very good. The steamed flour wrap was smooth, thin and delicate, with delicious filling. Very spacious, comfortable, modern decor. Food need to be really good with strong competition from its surrounding neighbors.

Thank Seok Ting C
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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

We had struck out with our first few meals in HK so choosing to dine at Forbidden Duck was a triple win. The service was excellent and the food on an equal par, with the Peking Duck particularly memorable. We also enjoyed the sliced tenderloin beef with lotus and black pepper, seasonal greens and salt and pepper calamari. Top marks all round.

Thank Matt C
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