ADD: No.32 Qianmen Street
Recommended Restaurant: Quanjuede Roasted Duck Restaurant
Summary: Beijing Roasted Duck is the best-known dish in Beijing. The crispy skin and the juicy meat leave a deep impression on first-time consumers during their Beijing trip.
Optional meal such as a Beijing Roasted Duck Dinner is recommended after a whole day sightseeing in Beijing. Choose a comfortable restaurant and sit down to have a delicious meal can make you get deep touch with the eating culture in Beijing.
It was an imperial dish during the ancient China. While in the late 1800s, the public got its first whiff of the dish when chefs began opening restaurants outside palace walls.
You may ask where I can enjoy this dish. Quanjude Roasted Duck Restaurant, the most famous one in Beijing, even in China, can provide you a complete traditional roasted duck dinner. Beside the branch in Qianmen Street, this restaurant also can be found in Hengpingmen West Street, Wangfujing Street etc.
Beijing cuisine enjoys international fame for the variety of dishes developed in the imperial kitchens. None is more universally renowned than Beijing Duck. Esteemed by gourmets for its mouth-watering aroma, tempting appearance and delicate taste, there are secrets in the cooking, skill in the preparation and serving and delight in the tasting. The crispy skin and the juicy meat leave a deep impression on first-time consumers during their Beijing trip.
Originally a dish reserved for the emperors table, with the passing of time, Beijing roasted duck entered into the international cuisine, its unique and delicious taste favoured by foreign tourists as well as by Chinese people.
The experts recommend eating roasted duck in winter, spring and autumn seasons.
The technique of slicing the skin and meat has a profound influence on the presentation and the diner’s sensations of texture and taste of the duck. The cook always slices the duck in front of customers. Usually, the cook slices the skin first then the meat, ensuring the skin is sliced with a thin layer of meat in order to avoid it breaking into pieces; the flesh is naturally rich in fat, so to avoid an oily taste, vegetables dishes are offered, carrot and cucumber sticks usually. Diners hold a piece of pancake and spread sauce over it, then add a delicate serve of skin, meat and vegetables and wrap them. This is one delicacy that is definitely acceptable to eat by hand.