Peking Of The Hill
PEKING HOUSE: 185-23 Union Turnpike, Flushing; 718-454-9230
HOURS: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
HANDICAPPED ACCESIBLE: Yes
CREDIT CARDS: All Major
A fixture on Union Turnpike for more than two decades, Peking House has championed the
cause of providing some of the best Mandarin and Cantonese in Queens.
With the completion of their second dinning area, the restaurant finally has the
capacity to satisfy the demand. The expansion also allows for catering private parties
small and large.
Offering a selection of all of the traditional appetizers, it is impossible to go
wrong. Try the excellent Spring Rolls ($2.25), Scallion Pancakes ($1.10), Steamed
Dumplings ($3.50), Barbecued Spare Ribs ($6.95), or the Pork Dim Sum with Shrimp ($3.00).
Peking also offers great cold appetizers like the Sesame Noodles ($4.25) and the Hacked
Chicken with Sesame Sauce ($4.25). But if you simply cannot decide on one or two
appetizers, get the Assortment ($13.95).
With a dozen different soups to choose from it is hard to know where to begin. In this
case stick to the basics, both the Won Ton ($1.25) and the Hot and Sour soups are superb.
Pekings menu covers a vast array of traditional poultry, beef, vegetable,
seafood, pork, lamb, and rice dishes.
The Sesame Chicken ($8.95) is delectable, as is the Diced Chicken with Cashew nuts
($8.50). Dont miss the Sliced Spicy Beef with Black Bean Sauce ($9.95), or the Beef
with Winter Mushrooms and Bamboo Shoots ($9.95).
Vegetarians will not be disappointed with choices like the three flavor vegetables in
Kung Pao sauce ($7.95) or the Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce ($6.95).
On the seafood front, try the Shrimp with Garlic Sauce ($10.95) or the fresh lobster
with Szechwan sauce.
In addition to the regular entrees, Peking has a wide range of specials. The chef
recommends the Seafood Royal ($15.95), which is chunks of lobster meat, prawn and
vegetables sautéed in a delightful house sauce. Also try the Dragon and Phoenix for two
($24.95), an enormous platter which includes steamed lobster, shrimp, vegetables, in a
rice wine sauce, along with General Tsos chicken.
The Peking Duck ($25.95) is an adventure, carved in front of you and served with
terrific crepes, fresh scallions, and cucumber.
For lunch time diners, dont miss out on the deluxe luncheon, which offers a
choice of two dozen entrees starting at $5.25.
So whether you are searching for a place to cater your next party, a reasonable lunch,
or some of the best take-out in the borough, consider Peking House.
- Jeremy Olshan