Brisbane’s best Peking duck pancakes | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane's best Peking duck pancakes

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While we tend to agree that the best topper for pancakes is more pancakes, there’s something about wrapping a savoury pancake around tender duck, hoisin sauce and cucumber that leaves us drooling a little just thinking about it. Plus, who doesn’t love a good DIY dinner? Leave the maple syrup and cream behind and duck out for these plates instead. Madame Hedges | Fortitude Valley The quirky digs at Madame Hedges are home to a stunning menu of Pan-Asian delights – including delicious make your own duck pancakes that definitely fit the bill for pre-cocktail bites. Pull your sleeves up and set about filling a few crepes with juicy duck, hoisin sauce, spring onions and cucumber, then spend the rest of your evening sipping on your favorite cocktails like pear and apple sangria. Sichuan Bang Bang | Paddington & Kenmore Once upon a time, we weren’t sure what we loved about Sichaun Bang Bang the most. The impossible question led to furrowed brows and shrugged shoulders – right up until the announcement of Peking duck Mondays, that is. Let’s face it, nothing stands a chance against $10 plates of five Peking duck pancakes. 5 Boroughs | Greenslopes & Ascot ‘What’s great in New York?’ you may ask one day, travel brochure in hand. Statue of Liberty? Wrong. Central Park? Wrong. It’s all about street food in the Big Apple, and NY-inspired 5 Boroughs has got the art of appreciation to a tee. Grab a serve of their Peking duck pancakes with house made hoisin sauce and forget flying the coop all the way to NYC. Bitter Suite | New Farm We’ve heard Bitter Suite’s belly-pleasing serves of duck wraps have made them a popular share dish for hungry friends. Granted, that was after we’d already spent months stuffing the whole serve into our single (heavily expanding) stomach and growling at any approaching hands. Portion control isn’t really our forte when shredded Peking duck is involved. Libertine duck pancakes brisbaneLibertine | Brisbane Wrap up the work day with a plate of Libertine’s signature Bang Bang BBQ duck crepes, with a spicy orange glaze (hence the bang) that adds a little French flavour to the mix. Even better, waddle on in on a Thursday, buy any bottle of wine and you’ll get four of the flavoursome crepes for free! Peng You | Newstead We’ve created a new game called ‘duck, duck, more duck,’ and instead of chasing people round a circle, you chase chopsticks across a plate of Peng You’s house-roasted duck pancakes. Decide whether your hanger is worthy of 8 or 16 hefty pancakes, and tuck on in. It’s not our fault if you can’t stop. Pine and Bamboo | Cannon Hill Cannon Hill locals (or dedicated lovers of spring rolls and fried rice) will tell you that Pine and Bamboo is worth the short dash from the CBD. And with a traditional menu complete with plenty of pancakes, we couldn’t possibly keep this spot under wraps. Yee Foong | Brisbane Duck in to this Valley spot for some of Brisbane’s best Peking poultry. Whether you’re searching for the crispiest duck in the city or simply need a pre-drinks belly filler, you won’t find much that tops this Brunswick Street treasure. Oh, and once you’re done with the pancakes, you can move on to the second course – more duck. Yum Yum Peking Duck | Darra When you’ve named a restaurant after your Peking duck, we can be pretty sure you’ve got the dish down to a fine art. What they lack in ambience they sure make up for in tasty pancakes topped with mouth-watering duck – that crispy skin is a quacker! That’s a wrap, folks. Words by Samantha Chariton