Olkuska street – a small tucked-away alley which used to be filled with shops selling work uniforms – is changing into one of the most delicious streets in Warsaw. There’s Burger Bar, which according to many (including the author of this post) sells the best burgers in the capital. There’s Music Bar which sells the same burgers from across the street but spiced up with jazz and wine. There’s also Olkuska Bazar – a daily market with the best and freshest products. And now there’s also Pekin Express which focuses on Asian food, but the focal point is Beijing duck, of course.
The owner bought a special oven in China and then experimented with Polish duck and Polish wood. The effect is amazing. It reminds me of one of the best ducks that I had in China – also tucked away in a rumble of old houses, half of them destroyed, half of them barely standing. It was crispy and moist, not too fatty with cucumber and spring onion which added freshness and amazing plum sauce! Here not only the duck is similar to its Beijing’s version, but also Olkuska street fits the picture.
In Pekin Express you can also eat tasty banh mi – Vietnamese sandwiches, soup with mussels, spring rolls with pork and shrimp, and noodles with duck (tasty!).
What’s even more convenient, you can order 3/4, 1/2 (good for two people) or the whole duck!
They’ve just opened a second venue at Krucza 41/43, just in the centre.