Roast duck has remained a staple on Beijing's culinary scene for over a hundred years. In today's China Cool, we discover some of the most famous and distinguished Beijing restaurants specializing in roast duck. Follow us to find out which one tickles your fancy.
Quanjude roast duck
Quanjude has been known for its trademark Peking roast duck and its longstanding culinary heritage since its establishment in 1864, during the Qing Dynasty under the reign of Emperor Tongzhi.
Quanjude has its own unique method of preparing its roast duck. Using open ovens and non-smoky hardwood fuel such as Chinese date trees, peach trees and pear trees, to add a subtle fruity flavor and add a crisp golden tinge to the skin.
Today, Quanjude has become one of the largest food enterprises in China, preparing dishes using more than four hundred recipes. It is commonly regarded as a good representative of Chinese food, and a must for every visitor to Beijing.
The name of the restaurant, Quanjude, together implies perfection, union and benevolence.