Eater Houston: A New Destination for Crispy Peking Duck and Soup Dumplings Opens Inside the Loop

Cypress Sichuan restaurant Duck N Bao has opened a second location near Memorial Park

Duck N Bao, a popular Cypress Sichuan restaurant known for its crispy Peking duck and soup dumplings, has finally opened a long-awaited location near Memorial Park.

The restaurant, at 5535 Memorial Drive, opened on October 23. The location has been in the works for nearly a year, following the success of Duck N Bao’s first location, at 17333 Spring Cypress Road, which opened in 2019. (Another location, in Katy, has since closed.)

The restaurant quickly gained a following for its thin-skinned soup dumplings, which are made fresh in-house daily and filled with pork, chicken, or crab soup. Co-owner Darren Ren said it took “hundreds of tries” to come up with the current recipe.

Also on the menu is Peking duck, which regularly sells out. The crispy-skinned roasted duck takes about 48 hours to make, and is served with thinner hand-made crepes instead of bao buns in order for the texture and the flavor of the duck to shine through. Other dishes include egg rolls, orange chicken, cumin lamb and more.

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