We woke up early. It’s a day Daryl intended to celebrate his birthday. It’s the most awaited day. We were going to eat at Peking Garden where the famous Peking duck was said to be the best among the best of Peking duck dishes in the metro.
I prayed before we left that all will be alright because we were destined to go to Glorietta at Ayala where Peking Garden is. It is far from where we were. The one at Trinoma already closed down (unfortunately) when Daryl decided to check and taste the goodness of the renowned dish.
Anyway, as I continue, the preachy ones will probably tell that God didn’t hear my prayer because on our way to Ayala, the car overheated and we had to stop by at a gasoline station. But this is another story.
We turned to Buendia as Kay had instructed Papsie, opposed to the instructions I read on the net that we had to turn to Palm Drive. I panicked (silently) that all of us does not exactly know where our destination was. I, for one, was not used to frequent Makati and Ayala, and all I was hearing were they were not sure. It irked me, I have to admit, but after some playing around with chances, we were able to reach our destination which was a long walk away from where we parked.
Peking Garden is located at Greenbelt 5. On our way we saw a lagoon where you can throw food (at kois) that you can get after inserting two 5-peso coins in a machine.
After this, we proceeded to where Peking Garden was. Greenbelt is a huge place, and one where the ‘loaded’ go. We were ‘outcasts’.
We had a blast. Surprisingly, the peking duck meat was all goodness! The shrimp dumpling (hakao) were pure bliss, and also the fried bean curd.
We first tried to eat the peking duck meat with the cucumber and the leeks wrapped in what seemed to be a lumpia wrapper but thicker. You have to dip the meat first in a special, yummy sauce before the wrapping.
The second way to eat the peking duck was with a soup which was also a delicious treat. The last way to eat the delicacy was to wrap the minced duck meat with a romaine lettuce (with a sauce, too).
It’s a wonderful, wonderful experience. Daryl also ordered fried rice with peking duck meat and also scrambled egg with minced dried scallops. We were told that the latter was a best seller, too.
He was mentally prepared for it, he said. Including the expenses. Despite the challenging day for all of us (which will be another story), we enjoyed a lot and treated ourselves with scoops of Sebastian’s chocolate with rhum ice cream when we finally got home!