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Chinatown Roast Duck Legend Hing Lung Company Heads for Bernal Heights

The 41-year-old Chinatown restaurant is expanding with a new restaurant called Go Duck Yourself

Half of a roast duck trimmed and chopped. Go Duck Yourself
Lauren Saria is the editor of Eater SF and has been writing about food, drinks, and restaurants for more than a decade.

Hing Lung Company, the Chinatown restaurant known primarily for crackly-skinned roast pig and succulent char siu, is expanding for the first time in its 41-year history. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that owners and brothers Eric and Simon Cheung plan to open a new restaurant called Go Duck Yourself at at 439 Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights next summer. Unlike Hing Lung, which is a takeout only restaurant, Go Duck Yourself will have some 20-seats, the Chronicle reports, plus a parklet.

The name might be familiar to fans: During the pandemic, the owners launched Go Duck Yourself by Hing Lung on UberEats, which was the first time the restaurant’s comforting Cantonese food including roasted pork belly, honey-glazed spare ribs, and slow-poached soy sauce chicken became available for delivery. The online menu is trimmed down in comparison to what’s available at the original location, however, focusing on exclusively on those roasted meats, served alongside rice and veggies.

And if you’re wondering how they chose Bernal Heights for the expansion, the Cheungs tell the Chronicle they noticed a lot of delivery orders coming from the southeastern side of San Francisco and the Peninsula, which made Bernal Heights a nice fit. But they’ve also got their eyes on the horizon and hope to open additional Go Duck Yourself locations — including in Southern California — in the future. [SF Chronicle]

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