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Value for Money
ambience A for tourists, food B+ not for locals Jan 13, 2012
located in the basement of a historic building at central, this peking garden restaurant looks plush, elegant & inviting. but then why did I see more westerner tourists than locals on this saturday evening
I don’t know if this restaurant line is a flagship of the maxim corp or not. but knowing that 2 locations had gone out of business, I wonder if its management or executive chef needs to reinvent themselves on many fronts.
Recommended Dish(es): deep fried tiger prawn with salty egg
Table Wait Time: 3 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Nov 26, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD273(Dinner)
Value for Money3
The Best Peking Duck ATM Sep 07, 2011
1) Winter Melon Soup with Conpoy (8/10)
2) Sauteed Pork with Onions (6/10)
3) Deep Fried Shrimp Balls in Sweet Sauce (9/10)
4) Peking Duck (10/10)
What I love most was actually their flour pancake, the flour scent and the taste was heaven's work. It was made very thin and light to touch but not easily broken.
My sweet tooth was yelling for Banana Fritter but the two guys said they had no room for dessert unless I am having the whole dish! How horrible
Anyway, I do love dinning at Peking Garden as I found they do provide quality food every time. I also found the Central Branch more fun to dine in than the PP Branch. The dinning atmosphere is much more causal and the decor is slightly more Chinese in Central Branch. It might be a bit pricey, but the quality and service undoubtedly deserve the price.
Recommended Dish(es): Deep Fried Shrimp Balls in Sweet Sauce,Peking Duck
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jul 12, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD200(Dinner)
Value for Money4
Noodle Making Demonstration in Peking Garden Mar 25, 2010
:PThe date that we brought our American visitors to the Peking Garden Restaurant by Maxim's for dinner, as the place would provide spectacular Chinese culture to the friends. Around 8:00 pm, the chef came out with a wheel table, on top of it was placed a lump of flour, then the chef started to rub the flour & pulled it from thick noodle strips into very thin strips with his fingers, everybody was attracted by the demonstration, then clapped their hands loud when the show finished. The other gimmick was to use a tiny golden hammer to break the cover (mud) of the "Beggar Chicken", which was delicious & the guest could keep the hammer as souvenir, what a unexpected gift for my friend. Actually, it was not the 1st time for me to visit Peking Garden Restaurant, as I love the atmosphere & the food is in good quality, also it's a place for one of the program to entertain foreigners.
Recommended Dish(es): Peking Duck, Beggar Chicken, Deep Fried Syrup Banana, Wonton & Chicken Soup, Yangzhou Fried Rice, Seasoning Vegetables, Deep Fried Spring Onion Cake
Date of Visit: Mar 12, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately HKD350(Dinner)
Value for Money4
Just a door separated from Mr. Tung! Jul 17, 2009
It has been quite a long time I have not been to the eatery, it was used to be business meals and this is the first time having 'relaxed' dinner.
The five of us have the following dishes:
Vegetarian Goose - it is a wrap filled with veggie and rice noodles I think. I really cannot tell what it is since it is a reddish stuffing ... but not bad, it is quite delicious instead!
Fried fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce - the fish is just fried and crunchy, together with the fresh and sour sauce, it is nice to match with rice. Yet I prefer more sauce on the fish, quite dry. But the texture of the fish is good
Deep fried chicken with dried garlic - the portion is small. The garlic should be more, yet the chicken is tender and served hot. Also good with rice
Peking Duck - excellent presentation and really great! The seafood sauce is tasty and the wrap serves hot. The duck skin is crispy, and the meat is well-cooked. I am not a big fan of skin, and it is definitely more preferable to have skin and meat together. The whole thing is just yummy! As usual, cannot over-eat.
Pan fried Lamb slice with Spring onion - not bad at all and comes well with rice. Just that there is far more onion than lamb slices ... and it can be more spicy.
Stewed cabbage with chinese ham - the cabbage is well-cooked and sticky *due to the sauce* but the saltiness of the veggie is just right from the ham. Nice dish.
Toffee apple - banana enemy chooses apple, haha. Just that the apple pieces are too big, yet the crispy skin is superb! And the soda flavor is strong.
Fried roll - it looks nice ... but I am too full to have one already
For sure I do enjoy the handicraft noodle show. And unexpectedly, the room stating Mr. Tung is our previous Chief Executive!
Back to the eatery, with the quality of the food and courtesy of the staff, plus high chance to meet celebrities ... it is a recommended place overall, in particular ... business meetings *lol*
Value for Money5
so so Sep 21, 2008
we went there in a large group, ordered no shark fin but ordinary dishes, including the peking duck.
the ambience is good, the service is supposedly superb but the younger waiters seemed to be rushing this and that all over the place a little too much, which is a nono at any restaurant that position itself high-end. train the customers to be patient for real good food.
the food was ok but gave no surprise, only the fried ramen was a big big disappointment. the texture of the noodle is not acceptable, it was bland and tasted like flour. It would be considered a failure even if served by local shops.
the pork dumpling (siu lung bao) is also quite disappointing, the pork filling is rather chewy and not fresh enough.
Spending per head: Approximately HKD280(Dinner)
Value for Money3