I wandered in and out of the shops fingering the wonderful silks, laughing at the tacky key chains, and having fun.
Decided to try peking duck for lunch. Although I am not a huge duck fan, I have to tell you that it was amazing! They slice it tableside and it’s served with these light as air, steamed bread/pancakes.
The slices of the duck are dipped in a hoisin sauce, placed in the bun and some shredded scallions are placed on top. All you have to do is eat. the entire idea is that the bun is simply a crispy duck skin delivery vehicle. It’s delicious but very greasy/fatty so a little goes along way.
Walked along Market Street afterwards and then ducked into a great japanese mochi bakery. Very tasty but some of the flavors are pretty exotic. I’ve had a virgin version of a mixed drink that had yazu in it so I am slightly familiar with the taste. But there were wine and yazu jelly stuffed with perilla (sesame leaves). the taste was great but the texture was – well foreign.