Simon’s Peiking Duck recent winner of The Age Cheap Eats 2011 World Food Dish of the Year has definitely got the gong of approval from foodies around Melbourne.
Some of you may recall that I reviewed this place a couple of months ago with Thanh, Celeste and a few others to see what all the fuss was about. It was a great night, Simon was on form and the duck was stupendous!!!
So much so, that immediately after I returned home and blogged about my visit, I decided to join in for another visit further down the track. This time, the group would be bigger and louder.
Daniel gathered a throng of nearly 30 strong duck crazed food enthusiast (veterans and new recruits) to taste for themselves how good the ducks at Simon were.
Simon didn’t disappoint either this time round. The Duck Nazi is still churning out amazing crispy succulent yet tender slices of Peking duck. Still telling jokes and regaling his fans with stories to amuse.
Plate after plate of crispy skin Peking Duck and still we could not be satiated. We were there for one thing and one thing only. The best Peking duck Melbourne has to offer.
How did I feel coming back the second time round? I’m still loving it. The ducks were just as good as I remembered, the pancakes still as thin and perfect as before. My life is complete.
So I give this a resounding APPLAUSE!! Bring on the next visit!!
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality at the time of visit
Food/ Cuisine: Chinese
Dining Style: Restaurant
Overall Food Rating (Based on the Dining style): 9/10 (Just on Peking Duck)
Restaurant ambiance: 7/10 (Typical noisy Chinese restaurant)
Service/ Attitude: 7/10
Value for money: 8/10
197 B Middleborough Road
Box Hill South VIC 3128
Tel: (03) 9898 5944
Simon’s Peiking Duck is open
Monday to Thursday from 5.00pm – 10.30pm
Friday to Sunday – 5.00pm to 11.30pm
Tuesday to Friday – 12.00pm to 2.30pm
How to get there:
argh, i don’t even live that far away. i haven’t even been yET!!#*@&!$#!*@&$*!
What? And your cousin has been so many times! Make him take you 😛
I hope that someone can drive me there. public transport is too much of a hassle.
It’s really not that hard.. you could take a train to box hill and then either take a cab or take a 15 minute walk! You can do it!
That was pure food porn! 😀 I got so hungry and am now craving some Peking Duck! 😛
It was wasn’t it.. hahahahahh.. MUAHAHAHAHAH
From a handful of dining pals to 30… next visit you’ll surely have to arrive with a group of at least 100! Oh, and have one of them be vegan. I’d love to see what happens then 😉
It’ll confused them.. they are easily confused.. hahahaha
My colleague told me about this place too. I’ve got to try it!
YOU HAVE GOT TOO!!! I can’t wait to go back!
Still not been and you have been twice!
Yeah yeah.. when you come back, we can organise another one!
Yeah I still haven’t been either – boo!
We’re probably doing another one! You want in?
I just went there last week! Loved it but we were waiting a lot between courses which was almost unbearable because I’d saved my stomach for that dinner 😀
How many ducks did you have? We went for one duck between 2.. and even then.. I think I could have gone for more! Yummyyyyy!
We had 1 duck between 3 but I think I ate more than my share haha
What? That’s too little duck!!!! Hahahaha
I want duck now! I-Hua, you need to make sure your blog is off-line just before dinner time. It is just TOO MUCH to take!
I’m keen to try Beijing House, in Blackburn, too. Stickifingers has given it a great rap.
I think bookshopaddict is about to organise one more Simon visit 🙂
ooo.. lets do Beijing House too!
I love duck and happen to be planning to have it for dinner- we are in Prague and apparently it is a delicacy here- we shall see- yours looks delicious!
There is never too much duck! Hope you love Prague as much as I did!
I don’t understand this at all. I went to Simon’s in March with friends who’ve been eating his ducks for years and are massive fans of his. All of us were massively disappointed. The meal was simply terrible from start to finish in every respect (see my user review on Urbanspoon). All I can assume is that Simon has some pretty serious quality control problems.