I am an absolute fanatic when it comes to A Christmas Story. Everything from Randy laying like a slug, to the Scut Farkas affair, to “Oh Fuuuuudddddgggggeeee”, to “Kiss my boot”, and culminating with Chinese turkey just speaks volumes to me.
So our final meal while in Vermont was at Winooski’s own Chinese Turkey House… or the properly titled Peking Duck House. This wasn’t the first time I’ve eaten there so I knew what to expect when walking into the pub like decor with the glowing neon TAKE OUT sign over the bar.
As a starter, I scoffed a Szechuan Wanton. This was a very tasty wanton, not deep fried or over boiled. It was smothered in the Szechuan brown sauce that is a specialty of the House. Not too hot and not too mild, it brought just enough bite.
I ordered the House Special Duck, thinking that I would be able to get it to smile at me and at the same time have some of that awesome sauce. Unfortunately it didn’t smile at me. Fortunately it was still pretty darn good, although at times it seemed overrun with vegetables.
Overall it’s a good experience that has the potential to be made great by the company you keep during your time there… which was why I had a great time.