Duck Duck Goat

Greeted by a girl in a pretty floral Chinese top. We said we had no reservation. No problem, cause they leave seats at the bar open for walk-ins. As, we were walking though the dining room, your eyes wonder into each of the 5 rooms that showcase Chinatown in an non tacky way that most American Chinese restaurants do. Hodgepodge, but fashionable chaos. When we sat down at the bar, which looks like your sitting outside on black patio with a lattice top, is tight in many ways. Right way as you sit. Your close to the people on either side of you and not very much room to have a feast or share things, which both involve many plates. But that all drifted away from the mind as we both were surprised to see a mutual friend bartending.

He sold us right way on the Peking duck, which neither of us ever had before. They only have so many a night and does take some time to come out. So, if you know you want that going in. I would order that right way, then look over the menu to decide what else to eat for the evening and you'll still probably get other dishes before the duck.

Hope to go back to Duck Duck Goat sooner then later. To try some noods, scallion pancake and mapo tofu that were hard to not get but got passed on since getting the duck. I'll be sitting at the bar again. But if you want a table. Best of luck. On Opentable there is nothing till August and even then it's the dreaded 10pm time. It is patio season thou too.

I got Table Tennis (vodka, carrot juice, turmeric, ginger, lemon, soda). Light, refreshing and also a little spice from the ginger. That wakens up the tastebuds. Forgot what he had. We then got wine for the rest of the evening. A bottle that the bartender paired for the duck and glasses of other to carry us though.

I got Table Tennis (vodka, carrot juice, turmeric, ginger, lemon, soda). Light, refreshing and also a little spice from the ginger. That wakens up the tastebuds. Forgot what he had. We then got wine for the rest of the evening. A bottle that the bartender paired for the duck and glasses of other to carry us though.

Started off with the Wood-Fire Duck Hearts with a sesame horseradish sauce. The hearts had a nice char to them or some like me like to say "GBD" Golden, Brown and Delicious. The tahini sauce went great with them.

Started off with the Wood-Fire Duck Hearts with a sesame horseradish sauce. The hearts had a nice char to them or some like me like to say "GBD" Golden, Brown and Delicious. The tahini sauce went great with them.

The kitchen set out the Chiu Chow Fun Gor(shrimp and peanut dumpling). One of the best dumplings I've ever had. They were so cohesive. Not like a hard filling in a wrapper with space between them that I've had a most places. Not to heavy or rich but filling. The Dim Sum stuff is also easy to share as always. 

The kitchen set out the Chiu Chow Fun Gor(shrimp and peanut dumpling). One of the best dumplings I've ever had. They were so cohesive. Not like a hard filling in a wrapper with space between them that I've had a most places. Not to heavy or rich but filling. The Dim Sum stuff is also easy to share as always. 

Seafood Fried Rice(shrimp, bass & smoked clams). The kitchen also set this out on the house. Glad they decided for us cause we weren't sure which fried rice to get. Perfect to get when getting  the rich duck. Not greasy either. But if not getting the Peking Duck, I would of gotten the fuck fried rice that comes with a soft-boil duck egg that gets me everytime. I just can't pass on a pretty yolk.

Seafood Fried Rice(shrimp, bass & smoked clams). The kitchen also set this out on the house. Glad they decided for us cause we weren't sure which fried rice to get. Perfect to get when getting  the rich duck. Not greasy either. But if not getting the Peking Duck, I would of gotten the fuck fried rice that comes with a soft-boil duck egg that gets me everytime. I just can't pass on a pretty yolk.

Heard of Shrimp Toast before. So jumped to order that. This version was cut up shrimp with mayo and herbs. But I have read where the shrimp part it made into a paste and then spread onto of toast. Like an Asian crostini.

Heard of Shrimp Toast before. So jumped to order that. This version was cut up shrimp with mayo and herbs. But I have read where the shrimp part it made into a paste and then spread onto of toast. Like an Asian crostini.

Then the Duck!

Then the Duck!

Not Pictured is the moo shu pancakes you get to make your "taco'. You get cucumber, onion, radish, sugar, salt, housemade hoisin sauce and pineapple blueberry sauce. The pineapple sauce was the highlight beside the duck. Wanted a jar to take home. But really they gave you all the right garnishes/condiments to make a tasty wrap.

Not Pictured is the moo shu pancakes you get to make your "taco'. You get cucumber, onion, radish, sugar, salt, housemade hoisin sauce and pineapple blueberry sauce. The pineapple sauce was the highlight beside the duck. Wanted a jar to take home. But really they gave you all the right garnishes/condiments to make a tasty wrap.

Almond "Tofu" with candied almonds and a black vinegar sauce. Basically almonds that were steeped in cream. Then set with gelatin. Perfect amount of sweetness.

Almond "Tofu" with candied almonds and a black vinegar sauce. Basically almonds that were steeped in cream. Then set with gelatin. Perfect amount of sweetness.

The dessert that stole the show. Blueberry Rhubarb Ice. Shaved rhubarb ice, blueberry and bullet chili sorbet, corn cereal, condensed milk, blueberries and rhubarb. Everything about this dish was perfect. Ice refreshing. Sorbet had the perfect kick to it. Sugar coated cereal had the crunch factor. Milk added a sweet dairy. Reminded me when at my Grandparent's house we would have berries with sugar and then pour whole milk on top. Berries and cream perfect. Blueberries tasted like blueberries. Some berries look pretty but then just taste like water. none of that here. The rhubarb must of been quickly cooked in syrup. They were sweet, less bitter then raw rhubarb but still had there sharp as if they hadn't been cooked. Just wanted to snack on them as if a banchan.

The dessert that stole the show. Blueberry Rhubarb Ice. Shaved rhubarb ice, blueberry and bullet chili sorbet, corn cereal, condensed milk, blueberries and rhubarb. Everything about this dish was perfect. Ice refreshing. Sorbet had the perfect kick to it. Sugar coated cereal had the crunch factor. Milk added a sweet dairy. Reminded me when at my Grandparent's house we would have berries with sugar and then pour whole milk on top. Berries and cream perfect. Blueberries tasted like blueberries. Some berries look pretty but then just taste like water. none of that here. The rhubarb must of been quickly cooked in syrup. They were sweet, less bitter then raw rhubarb but still had there sharp as if they hadn't been cooked. Just wanted to snack on them as if a banchan.

Taiwanese Pineapple Cake with cashew, soy caramel, and cashew ice cream. Tasted good but similar to the "tofu" dish. Cake and Ice cream, yes. But nuts and caramelized sugar again and not much pineapple.  The only dessert we didn't get was a cake with passionfruit, mango and dragon fruit. Wish, I would of gotten since I've never had dragon fruit before.  

Taiwanese Pineapple Cake with cashew, soy caramel, and cashew ice cream. Tasted good but similar to the "tofu" dish. Cake and Ice cream, yes. But nuts and caramelized sugar again and not much pineapple.  The only dessert we didn't get was a cake with passionfruit, mango and dragon fruit. Wish, I would of gotten since I've never had dragon fruit before.