23 (Sat) April 2011
-Nonhyeon, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
w W and DJ
Mao is a Chinese restaurant. So-called “modern Chinese bistro.” Specializes in “affordable” Beijing Duck at 30,000 won for a half order, 50,000 won for a whole.
Alas, the duck was strictly mediocre, neither negative nor positive, the epitome of a 2.0 rating. DJ, trying duck for the first time ever, and whose request for duck had prompted us to go, took one bite and said that he preferred chicken.
I haven’t tried Beijing Duck in Beijing, even though I’ve been there. I’ve had it once in San Francisco, once in LA, half a dozen times in Seoul, and once in Shanghai. Never have I had a particularly great experience with this most famous of Chinese dishes, certainly not to an extent that revealed to me what all the fuss is about. I’m hoping that it’s better at the source.
(For more details re food, see WHAT)
(For more details re venues, see WHERE IN KOREA)