Perfect Peking Duck Groupon Deal at Zilver

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Monday night the girls and I had dinner at Zilver. Almighty Princess bought Groupon vouchers or here for Peking Duck Feast for Four ($95). I had no expectations for the food, service and atmosphere because the deal was purchased online and seemed too good to be true.

On arrival we were all given a glass of Complimentary House Sparkling Wine. It was very tricky of them to serve us Tea and charge us ($2.50) per person even when we did not ask for it.

Zilver Peking (1)

Then entree arrived, two bamboo steamers with four handmade vegetarian Mushroom Dumplings in each steamer. It was perfectly hot and chewy. Massive chunks of chopped mushrooms with a hint of soy sauce. Highly recommended for vegetarian lovers.

Zilver Peking (2)

It was such a let down on service, one of the waiter was carrying our Chicken Dim Sims and bizarrely enough he managed to slip eight dim sims out of his hands. OH NO! My eyes were WIDE OPEN. I was HORRIFIED the dim sims were lying on the floor.

Soon after a waitress placed the two orders of dim sims across our table. The four of us were a little confused.  Luckily another waiter knew it wasn’t for them as it only catered for four people and the other table had 12.

Zilver Peking (3)

Zilver Peking (4)

Helloooo the two fresh hot Peking Ducks arrived roasted looking all shiny, crispy and lip-smacking.  Looked so APPETIZING! I picture myself drooling at this point

Zilver Peking (5)

It  was very generous in the coupon to offer more than the usual pancakes.  For four people 16 constructed  Peking Duck Pancakes were ready for us girls to devour. That’s 4 pancakes per person!

Usually beforehand I have a habit of removing raw spring onion because it overpowers the entire pancake.  Please tell me I am not the only one?

The pancake was a bit too rough and floury in my opinion, however the other three ladies loved it.  Traditional hoi sin sauce was offered to our table. It was plenty enough for me to slab a few more tablespoons onto each pancake because I love the sweet and savoury flavour. The balance of flavour is just exquisite with the juicy crispy duck tucked in between the pancake and the sauce, scrumptious.

The classic presentation of the duck was marinated to perfection. You can actually see the oven baked golden brown crispy skin. It was extremely crisp.  It felt like I was popping chips in my mouth.

Zilver Peking (6)

The Duck Meat Sang Choy Bow got messy from time to time but we quite enjoyed overstuffing seasoned chopped duck meat in our lettuce. You see they only served one lettuce per person.  A very meaty delightful dish. Sadly I wasn’t fast enough to take a photo of the fresh lettuce wrapped with yummy duck meat.

Zilver Peking (7)

Zilver Peking (8)

Deliciousness on the Duck Sliced into Succulent Cuts (The rest of the duck) arrived looking so beautiful on a plate.  It was good to see a lot of tasty skin attached to the meat. You know what that means? Teehee. Being the greedy one I had to grab the first few pieces first.

Zilver Peking (10)

Thumbs up for the Chinese Style Fried Rice with Egg and Vegetables. This was amazingly good! Although lacked presentation, but was darn tasty. Surprised myself how I can eat fried rice without any meat.

Zilver Peking (9)

Overwhelmed we were unable to finish the fried rice, sliced duck and duck meat from sang choy bow. I suggested we should take a doggy bag to take home with us but the girls knew it would be me who would appreciate the duck more than any of them.

By the end of our set meal Sweet Dessert Soup was served to our table.  Very smooth sweet potato soup.

Zilver Peking (11)

It’s difficult to rate Zilver because the food especially the duck was outstanding as the service is appalling. In my opinion hospitality is vital so I  think they should brush up with their service.  Overall give Peking Duck a try.

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14 thoughts on “Perfect Peking Duck Groupon Deal at Zilver

    pooinabag said:
    August 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    You know what they say about Asian restaurants – shit service, excellent food.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 20, 2013 at 11:46 PM

      Haha I sometimes think its just management of the restaurant 😛

        pooinabag said:
        August 20, 2013 at 11:54 PM

        It’s what you get for hiring foreign people working under minimum wage lol

        Nessy Eater responded:
        August 21, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        the economy is tough these days….

    chocolatesuze said:
    August 20, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    you’re not the only one! i hate spring onion in peking duck pancakes too!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 21, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      Awesome! We got the same taste buds 😛

    eilxrrr said:
    August 21, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    oh wow thats so sneaky to charge for tea! to be honest ive never really liked Zilver i seem to find the food very average when i go !

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 21, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      yes it was very sneaky indeed! some of their food are average but the duck was outstanding!

        eilxrrr said:
        August 21, 2013 at 7:19 PM

        worth the try then 😛

        Nessy Eater responded:
        August 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM


    grabyourfork said:
    August 22, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Whoah that’s a pretty awesome deal for Peking duck! They allocated you half a duck each! Partay time 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      August 22, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      Oops I think I ate more than just half a duck 😛

    onlyhereforfoodporn said:
    August 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    wow that’s a lot of duck for just the 4 of you!

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