Located on the southeast corner of Hepingmen, Beijing Quanjude Hepingmen Roast Duck Restaurant is the biggest of its kind in the world. The first Quanjude restaurant opened in 1864 during the reign of the Qing Emperor Tongzhi, while the Quanjude Hepingmen Restaurant was founded in 1979 in response to the late Premier Zhou Enlai. This restaurant covers 15,000 square meters in area. Inside, you can find large and medium sized banquet halls and more than 40 luxury separate dining rooms that can entertain 1,500 guests simultaneously. George H. W. Bush, former President of the United States once enjoyed Beijing roast duck here.
A set of roast duck costs RMB 198, including the duck, pancakes, sesame bun, sliced scallion and cucumber, and sweet soybean sauce (hoisin). A chef will show you the whole duck, and slice it into about 120 pieces with both skin and meat on each piece.
Another dish you can¡¯t miss is Mustard Duck Webs. But be prepared, for the mustard is so strong that it will make you shed tears!
Because of Quanjude¡¯s fame, they even have a souvenir counter carrying various handicrafts on the first floor. For instance, you could get a fluffy panda of different sizes priced ranging from 20 yuan to 156 yuan for each.
If you come to Beijing, do have a meal at this authoritative Beijing roast duck restaurant.
What I appreciated
The biggest and authoritative Beijing roast duck restaurant, China¡¯s time-honored brand.
What customers appreciate
Delicious Beijing roast duck, elegant environment, the historical culture about Quanjude.
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