Sang Kee Peking Duck House is a Chinese restaurant located in the Chinatown section of Philadelphia, and while other Chinese takeout joints in our area tend to focus more on the Szechuan, Hunan, or Cantonese styles of Chinese cuisine, Sang Kee specializes in Hong Kong style.
The Hong Kong style of Chinese is all about dim sum, which is a Cantonese term for a small hearty dish. The good thing about dim sum is that you can try a lot of different things. That’s if you don’t mind looking like a slob afterwards with all those plates on your table.
The Food Dudes are always ready to indulge, we wouldn’t be in business otherwise, but as appetizing as plate after plate of food sounded, we decided to go with more traditional meals.
With our cups of green tea poured and our appetites ready, we first sunk our teeth into some chicken spring rolls. Andrew has dubbed this as the best spring roll he has ever had, so you know that it has to be good. It’s lightly fried to give it a nice golden color and it’s flaky instead of crunchy. It also comes with two dipping sauces, duck sauce or hot mustard. The duck sauce is a mixture of sweet and sour tastes, whereas the hot mustard lives up to its name. It’s beyond hot and has claimed the lives of many taste buds.
Sang Kee has another location in Philadelphia’s historic Reading Terminal Market, where you can get a full view of their signature Peking duck in a display case. But if you have a weak stomach, the Chinatown location is the way to go. Both locations have the full menu and a lot of food for a very decent price, so bring your appetites and enhance your experience by dining with chopsticks. It can only make you look that much classier with all of that food by your side.
Sang Kee Peking Duck House
238 North 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107