Beijing Roast Duck

Last updated by meimeili2012 at 2014/5/2

General Introduction

With a high reputation in the world, Beijing Roast Duck is a famous time-honored Beijing dish that is popular in the whole country. With carefully selected materials and top-quality Beijing force-fed fat duck weighing about 3 kilometers each, Beijing Roast Duck features delicate meat quality and mellow taste, taking on a reddish bright color and tasting fat but not greasy. Usually a roast duck with the weight of 3 kilometers can be sliced up into over 100 thin slices composed of both meat and ski. Beijing Roast Duck has won fame both at home and abroad, which is honored as “Tastiest Dish in the World”. For Chinese people, having a taste of Beijing Roast Duck during their visit to Beijing is one of their must-do things. Nowadays, an increasing number of foreigners traveling to Beijing fall in love with this palatable roast duck.
 
Eating Beijing Roast Duck must be in the appropriate seasons, otherwise, the taste will be affected. The best seasons to have Beijing Roast Duck are winter, spring and autumn when the Beijing ducks are the fattest and plumpest and the temperature and humidity are suitable for making roast duck. Beijing boasts a number of roast duck restaurants, of which, the most famous and popular Beijing Roast Duck restaurants include the time-honored Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant which boasts traditional manual techniques, Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant which is famous for its cold stoking technique and attaching importance to nutrition and Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant which caters to high-end crowds.

How to Eat Beijing Roast Duck

1. Eat with White Sugar: In the old times, ladies of rich families didn’t eat green onion or garlic. Thus, when they ate Beijing Roast Duck, they usually dipped the crispy duck skin in white sugar. This way of eating Beijing Roast Duck with white sugar lasted to the present. 
 2. Eat with sweet bean sauce and shredded green onion: Many people like to put a little sweet bean sauce on the lotus leaf shaped pancake, and then put some slices of roast duck, some shredded green onion, cucumber sticks or radish strips on the pancake. At last, roll up the lotus leaf shaped pancake and eat it.
 3. Eat with mashed garlic and sweet bean sauce: Dipping slices of roast duck in mashed garlic and sweet bean sauce is a distinctive way of eating roast duck, which is preferred by many people.

Recommended Restaurants to Taste Beijing Roast Duck

Beijing Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant 
Address: No. 32, Qianmen Street, Chongwen District, Beijing
Featured dishes: roast duck, roast duck bone soup, salted duck liver, baked heart of duck, fried duck giblets, marinated duck tongue
Opening Time: 11:00 to 13:30, 16:30 to 20:30
Average Consumption: 150 yuan per person
Number of Private rooms: 12
Method of Payment: cash or cards
Tel: 010- 67011379
Transport: Take bus No. 20, 17, 53, 22, 59, 819 or 110
 
Beijing Wangfujing Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
Address: No.9, Shuaifuyuan Hutong, Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District
Average Consumption: 150 yuan per person
Opening Time: 11:00 to 14:30, 16:30 to 21:00
Transport: Bus No. 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 20, 41, 52, 54, 57, 103, 104, 108, 111, 120, 420, 802, 803 or 814, and get off at Wangfujing station
Tel: 10-65253310
Parking Space: 20
Capacity: 800 persons
Private Rooms: 18
Featured Dishes: boutique roast duck, braised four delicacies of duck, duck soup, baked heart of duck, salted duck liver
 
Beijing Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant (Hademen branch)
Reservation Tel: 010-67112244, 010-87555085
Opening Time: 10:30 to 22:30
Address: No. 16, Chongwai Street, Chongwen District, Beijing
Transport: Take bus No. 9 and get off at Chongwenmenwai station
Featured Dishes: cold stoking roast duck, salted duck liver, duck flippers with mustard sauce, duck tongue aspic, dry fried four duck delicacies, steamed duck liver in wine
Opening Time: 11:00 to 22:00
Average Consumption: 100 yuan per person
Private Rooms: 19
 
Beijing Yawang Roast Duck Restaurant (Jianguomen branch) 
Featured Dishes: three ways of eating a duck, duck flippers with mustard sauce, duck tongue aspic, duck wing with mushroom, salted duck liver, baked heart of duck
Average Consumption: 120 yuan per person
Private Rooms: 10
Opening Time: 10:00 to 21:30
Tel: 010-65156909
Capacity: 300 persons
Address: No. 24, Jianwai Street, Chaoyang District
Transport: Take bus No. 120, 1, 43, 666, 673 or 728
 
Jiuhuashan Roast Duck Restaurant (Ziyu branch)
Address: No. 55, Zengguang Road, Haidian District
Featured Dishes: baked heart of duck, salted duck liver
Opening Time: 11:00 to 14:00, 17:30 to 21:30
Transport: Bus No. 27, 74, 86, 300, 323, 374, 392, 394, 437, 653, 658, 693
Average Consumption: 100 yuan per person
Private Rooms: 3
Tel: 010-68483481
Capacity: 100 persons
 
Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant (Dongsi shitiao branch) 
Address: No. 22, Dongsi Shitiao, Dongcheng District
Transport: Take Bus No. 113, 406, 42, 623, 701, 758
Featured Dishes: crisp but not greasy roast duck, braised sea cucumber
Opening Time: 11:00 to 22:00
Average Consumption: 180 yuan per person
Tel: 010-51690329, 010-51690328
Private Rooms: 15
Capacity: 700 persons
 
Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant 
Featured Dishes: Liqun roast duck, dry fried four duck delicacies, duck flippers with mustard sauce, boiled duck liver with salt, baked heart of duck, crispy fried duck bone with salt and pepper
Opening Time: 10:00 to 20:30
Average Consumption: 100 yuan per person
Private Rooms: 2
Tel: 010-67025681, 010-67055578
Address: No. 11, Fengxiang Hutong, Qianmen East Street, Chongwen District
Transport: take bus No. 44,103
 
Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant (Hepingmen branch)
Address: No.14, Qianmen west Street, Xuanwu District
Opening Time: 11:00 to 14:00, 16:30 to 21:00
Featured Dishes: duck flippers with mustard sauce, baked heart of duck, salted duck liver
Average Consumption: 150 yuan per person
Private Rooms: 40
Capacity: 2000 persons
Tel: 010-63023062
Transport: take bus No. 44, 48, 66, 14, 15 or 707 

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There are 5 comments on this topic

posted by "romandavydov" at 8/3/2011 4:27:00 PM

Anyone like roasted duck rolls. Just spend an evening or do that before Beijing opera. Always good when travel in group.

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posted by "nachouen" at 8/3/2011 12:05:00 PM

We ate roasted duck everyday in Beijing

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posted by "go2c" at 1/6/2011 8:52:00 PM

ya, i love it

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posted by "shyoto" at 11/21/2010 7:42:00 PM

I love it.

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posted by "lavender0108" at 4/24/2008 10:12:00 PM

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