[Philly] Sang Kee Peking Duck House

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Sang Kee Peking Duck House | www.sangkeechinatown.com
Address: 238 N. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Date visited: Lots
Total bill: ~$45 + tip for three people
Verdict: Cheap and delicious
Will return: Definitely
What to get:
   – Any roasted duck and/or roasted pork dish
   – Sizzling Tofu

Sang Kee is one of my favorite places to eat in Philly Chinatown. It is known for its Peking style roasted duck and roasted pork (char siu). The portions are large, cheap, and consistent in quality.

Roasted Duck & Roasted Pork on Rice with Green Vegetables ($9.50)

Roast duck and pork are must-haves at Sang Kee; this isn’t something you can make at home. The roasted duck and pork over rice dish will give you a taste of both. This dish has enough variety to eat it as an entree by yourself but the portion is also large enough to family style it with other dishes with one or two other people.

Sang Kee Roasted Duck & Roasted Pork on Rice with Green Vegetables

Roasted Pork & Roasted Duck Noodle Soup ($7)
If you are more of a noodle person, you can still enjoy Sang Kee’s signature roasted pork and duck in the form of noodle soup. The soup is hearty and well-seasoned, and uses thin egg noodles. The portion is huge. Again, this is something you can’t make at home so I recommend getting either the rice or noodle version of this dish.

Sang Kee Roast Pork & Roast Duck Noodle Soup
Seafood Fish Maw Soup ($8.50 for large bowl for 2-3) 
Fish maw is the air bladder that allows fish to float. Besides that, all I know is it is delicious for making seafood soup (there is some shellfish in the soup as well). Don’t be put off by the fact that it is fish insides; it is one of the more neutral-tasting organs. The soup is thick and flavorful by itself but you can also add a few drops of vinegar to it if you like. 

Sang Kee Seafood Fish Maw Soup

Sizzling Tofu in Szechwan Chili Sauce with Minced Pork (can’t remember, around ~$10)
This dish is served on a hotplate. In addition to the roasted duck and pork, I would consider this another signature dish. This is so good you can just see the MSG oozing out of the picture. Highly recommended.

Sang Kee Sizzling Tofu

Eggplant in Garlic Sauce ($7.75)
I love eggplant. If I see eggplant in garlic sauce on a menu at a Chinese restaurant, I have to get it. This version does not disappoint.

Sang Kee Eggplant in Garlic Sauce