Yummy House has popped up on Convoy Street, replacing the recently shuttered Soho Gastropub; the currently cash-only Chinese eatery has a varied menu, but it’s specializing in traditional whole Peking duck. While it’s carved tableside at other Chinese restaurant, the duck here comes directly from the kitchen on platter, with the slices of crispy duck skin and meat ready to be wrapped up in thin pancakes with the prerequisite garnishes including shredded scallion and cucumber and hoisin sauce; priced at $45, it includes a second course of soup made with the roasted duck bones. Due to a long and complex roasting process, Yummy House is requesting that diners pre-order the duck at least an hour in advance.
Its owner/chef is from the Shandong province in the Northeast, or Dongbei, region of China, and the rest of the restaurant menu is made up of classic and traditional dishes from the area including pan-fried chive, egg, and vermicelli noodle turnovers, Harbin-style sausages, Qingdao meat buns, and pickled Napa cabbage soup with lamb. Yummy House is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.