When you're out and about late night in Northbridge and you get that growly hunger pain that usually leads you to sourcing out a kebab or dodgy slice of pizza, please change your focus and head to Chinatown instead.
In a square you find yourself faced with shining beacon lights beckoning you forth to try tasty dish after tasty dish. I tend to find myself choosing the destination based on what dish I feel like eating since they all subscribe to a late night offering into the wee hours of dawn.
On this occasion after a fundraising movie event then a going away at the Garden, Jeremy and I were starving and craving some delicious and satisfying Chinese food. Though the idea of some kway teow was definitely tempting, the peking duck at Billy Lees was calling me. After all, it's one of the few places that you don't actually need to pre-order this dish.
We order the peking duck which is two courses for $59 and before we know it it's in front of us. It looks and smells great and we're quick to dive in.
I like to add some hoisin sauce to the mix to enhance the smokey pan flavour even more. Each bite is both crunchy but soft; the taste exploding in my mouth.
It might be just your standard Chinese restaurant, but this place gets it so right and you can't get past the juicy and oh so enjoyable food here. It's where to go when you're out and about late at night.