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Tonawanda Chinese restaurant Peking Quick One expands seating

Peking Quick One has taken over the space next door in its Tonawanda plaza.

The original room at 359 Somerville Ave. was frequently full at dinnertime.

The authentic Chinese restaurant has drawn a steady stream of Chinese students and families at the University at Buffalo, as well as growing crowds of locals, since 2010.

It fits 50 comfortably now, about twice the crowd. Customers still help themselves to water, tea, soft drinks and free spicy cabbage salad from the refrigerator while waiting for orders to be delivered to their table.

At Peking Quick One, lessons in authentic Chinese cuisine

Most tables consult the specials menu, posted on a whiteboard sheet, before ordering.

Adjoining space taken over to expand dining area at Peking Quick One. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

Hot chili chicken ($11.95) is one of the more popular dishes, on every other table. It's nubs of chicken fried crunchy in a spicy coat, then stir-fried again in a sandstorm of more spices, dried chiles, scallions and more.

Hot chili chicken at Peking Quick One (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

The cucumbers ($5.95) remain a must. Smashed and marinated with garlic, cilantro, sesame oil, and chile flakes, they're a cooling influence.

Slip cucumber at Peking Quick One (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

Crispy duck ($13.95) is roasted poultry that's been tossed in spiced flour and fried to a crisp. The hacked segments, bone in, makes for some worthwhile nibbling.

Crispy duck at Peking Quick One (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days. Phone: 381-8730.

Most tables consult the specialty sheet before ordering at Peking Quick One. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

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