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Chinees Restaurant Peking (Ghent , Belgium)
Reviewed by: Jacqueline M. Newman
Winter Volume: 2005 Issue: 12(4) page: 28
The city of Ghent is called 'The Flower City' of Belgium. On one of its major squares is a llarge formal restaurant called Peking. It is clearly visible and sits atop a short flight of stairs directly across the street from a department store, a Japanese restaurant, and more. It is also just a short block from a small outdoor market, a fascinating gourmet food store, and more.
One mid-afternoon, actually after the lunch hour, it is crowded. The folk within are enjoying both Northern and Sichuan dishes. We taste a tofu dish intended to be mapo dofu. It is not piquant, nor particularly interesting. Our noodle dishes look delicious, but the chef has just walked out the front door. After enjoying them and nothing else as no one was there to prepare foods that day, we do not stay to taste anything else. The manager advises the kitchen is closed; no reason given though we did ask. The crisp green vegetables on the next table look lovely. They smell as they should and the folks at it say they have lots of flavor; they seem to and are enjoying them. Come back next week, the manager advises. As plans have us leaving that night, perhaps we need to try to do that on another trip.
Place looks promising and the little we try bats five hundred. Are these three strikes and we are out, guess so, as we have nothing else to eat.