Dan’s House, Chinatown
It’s hard to find good Peking Duck in the city so when I heard that Dan’s House has opened and they had Peking Duck, I had to give it ago, so dragged my partner in crime S for some delicious duck!
Dan’s house is a newly Chinese restaurant which can be found on George Street, it reminds me a little like Chefs Gallery and Din Tai Fung, especially the glass kitchen where you can see the chefs in action. The interior is modern and clean, a lot of bling, I am not sure if I quite like the plastic chairs though – I didn’t take a photo of it, but it did look a little tacky.
The menu is vast, beautifully photographed and heavy-bound. Everything looked good and was described in details.
S and I were here for one thing – PEKING DUCK so got half for the two of us. I thought one whole duck would be an over kill!
The duck I really enjoyed, it wasn’t too fatty and was quite meat-y. The pancake was thin and served warm of course. I have to say, it was a pretty good duck, probably one of the nicest in the city.
There’s also duck soup, which was wonderful.
We also ordered cold tofu with salmon sashimi mixed with sweet soya sauce and wasabi. I love tofu so this was good. However, S and I are not sure about the salmon sashimi. I know at Din Tai Fung it is served with pork floss and we both LOVE that. I do like the sauce though, it had a nice spicy kick to it and quite refreshing.
The noodle pancake sounded interesting, it was pan-fried, and a little sweet which I thought was a bit weird. More like a dessert I thought, however, it wasn’t too bad, I did like the texture of the noodles compressed together.
I was told that their signature dishes are the handmade noodles and authentic Peking duck which we had. We were full and didn’t try the handmade noodles, but will definitely be back to try their other dishes.
I think total meal came to about $50, we were both stuffed, and although dessert was tempting we both could not fit anything else in. Service was friendly and food came out relatively quickly. Reservations is recommended, we did pre-order our Peking Duck when making the reservation.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
710 George Street
Ph: +61 9211 1112