Peking duck


Pe·​king duck ˈpē-ˌkiŋ- How to pronounce Peking duck (audio)
: a Chinese dish consisting of roasted duck meat and strips of crispy duck skin topped with scallions and sauce and wrapped in thin pancakes

Examples of Peking duck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web James Beard award-winning chef James Conley helms the restaurant, and along with sushi, there are small, flavorful plates like Kung Pao cauliflower bites and Peking duck tacos. Mariette Williams, Travel + Leisure, 17 June 2024 Also on the fifth floor is Hu Jing, Janu Tokyo’s sprawling Cantonese restaurant featuring Peking duck, dim sum, and natural wine, which serves lunch and dinner. Rebekah Peppler, Travel + Leisure, 1 May 2024 Bing’s, named after onetime Rancho Santa Fe resident and horse-racing enthusiast Bing Crosby, is an English-style pub/speakeasy serving custom cocktails and light bites like Peking duck tostadas and mini lobster rolls. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 Read the full review » Ju Qi Beijing Chinese | Flushing The most obvious thing to eat at Ju Qi, a restaurant in Tangram, a luxury mall in Flushing, is a bird—a whole Peking duck, carved tableside. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2023 Her Peking duck recipe holds particular significance for Stephen. Priya Krishna, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2023 Score a reservation for the dine-in dim sum service and you'll be treated to a sweet symphony of steamed shrimp dumplings, barbecue pork rice noodles, golden egg yolk lava buns, Peking duck rolls, sticky rice, jellyfish salad and chicken feet in black bean sauce. Brooke Viggiano, Chron, 21 Dec. 2022 Maybe witnessing that Peking duck get its head lopped off instilled a deep trauma. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 19 Nov. 2022 The most obvious thing to eat is a bird—a whole Peking duck, carved tableside. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Peking duck was in 1955

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“Peking duck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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