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American Restaurant, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

This restaurant has nothing to do with America, or the flavours. It is actually a Chinese restaurant that serves old school Pekingese food. The restaurant is not flash, décor is pretty much non-existent but food is definitely satisfying! The American Restaurant is quite famous for their Peking duck, beggar’s chicken, crispy fried beef that is served with doughy pockets and prawns in sweet and sour sauce served on a black cast-iron plate.

AR_menu

I was here with my high school buddy, the accountant, M. I have wanted to try this place for a while now and luckily we were both craving for Peking duck! I left all the ordering to M, she never disappoints and knows exactly what I want.

The pickled cucumber was a hit – both Dragon and I enjoyed it. It was slightly spicy which gave it a nice kick.

AR_pickles

The serving for Peking duck was definitely more for two people, but we managed to demolish at least a quarter of it! The duck was meaty and juicy and the skin crispy. The pancakes were a little thick for my liking – it’s the old school way – but the duck definitely made up for it.

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We also got a serving of smoked chicken and oh my, it was indeed a large serving. The chicken was full of flavour and extremely tender. Thankfully I got to take the rest home and had leftovers for the next evening.

AR_chicken

A meal is not a meal without vegetables in M’s case. We ordered some braised cabbage and cured ham – the ham was incredibly salty but the braised cabbage wasn’t too bed.

AR_veggies

We also ordered a serving of man tau – probably should have it fried, but we thought we would be ‘healthy’.

AR_bun

I was beyond full, so didn’t order any dessert but both the Peking duck and smoked chicken was definitely delicious! I’m definitely keen to go back to try their other dishes! It is always hard to order a lot of food at a Chinese restaurant, especially if there are only 2.5 of us (including Dragon!). Dragon ate her fair share of chicken and duck! She definitely preferred the chicken over the duck!

Service was polite and friendly. Food came relatively quickly and they were all very smiley and kept Dragon entertained which was nice.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

American Restaurant

G/F, 20 Lockhart Road,

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2527 1000

  1. July 8, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Looks delicious ~ I’m so excited to try Peking Duck in Hong Kong!
    We’re almost 3 weeks away!! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. grabyourfork
    July 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Hurray for leftovers and lol you can never beat deep fried mantou, although I applaud your healthy eating efforts!

  3. July 10, 2013 at 4:09 am

    haha so confusing! i was wondering where the american food was lol.

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