Houston's best duck

Popular Peking duck house takes flight with new Galleria area location

Popular Peking duck house takes flight with new Galleria area location

Bamboo House peking duck platter
Bamboo House's Peking duck is among the best in Houston. Photo by Eric Sandler
Bamboo House exterior
Bamboo House is coming to the Galleria area. Photo by Eric Sandler
Bamboo House kitchen Peking duck
Diners watch the chef prepare the duck. Photo by Eric Sandler
Bamboo House peking duck platter
Bamboo House exterior
Bamboo House kitchen Peking duck

Peking duck is so delicious that Houston foodies in the know have recently been driving all the way to Humble to experience the version at Bamboo House. The restaurant went viral last month after an article in the Houston Chronicle praised the year-old restaurant for serving the city's best version of the dish.

Thankfully, the drive to Bamboo House will soon be significantly shorter — at least for Inner Loopers and those who live in neighborhoods like Tanglewood and Briargrove. The restaurant is opening a second outpost the intersection of Fountain View and Westheimer in the former Peking Duck Westheimer space, according to signage at the location.

CultureMap contacted the restaurant. A manager confirmed the new location should open in approximately three months.

As for the dish that's driving all the acclaim, chef-owner Lianzhuo Chu and his cooks prepare the duck with considerable skill. It arrives to the table with the crispy skin separated from the rich, succulent meat. Diners assemble a combination of meat, skin, sauce, and vegetables that's wrapped in thin pancakes. The combination of textures and flavors can make even casual diners eat to their limits.

In addition to duck, the restaurant serves Sichuan dishes such as mapo tofu and hand-pulled noodles. The combination has proven to be a winning one; despite an obscure location on the Sam Houston Parkway, Bamboo House maintains a strong four-and-a-half stars on Yelp.

If Bamboo House can maintain that level of quality at its new location, Peking duck fans across Houston will be very happy indeed.

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