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.
When it comes to representing
Their ducks are crispy but not greasy, and there is very little fat between the meat and the skin. The store’s signature dish, the Full-flavored Duck priced at RMB 158, is a big hit for regulars and first-time customers alike. Of course, another factor that separates the quality of Peking Ducks is the sweet dipping Sauce. Dadong excels in this area, with one of the most savory sauces around. For soup lover, be sure to order the duck soup for free. The restaurant will use the bones of your duck to make an aromatic Chinese-style duck soup.
Some other popular dishes include the Jiabin Texuan Duck at RMB 178, Red Duck Gizzard RMB 18, and Duck Feet with Mustard Sauce RMB 25. The duck feet goes especially well with beers or wine as an appetizer.
Since the restaurant get many foreign customers, their menu has both English and Japanese. Large, detailed pictures accompany most dishes, to show exactly what you are ordering. They even have instructions on how to eat Beijing Roast Ducks for those not familiar with the process.
What I appreciate
Savory roast ducks and relaxing environment
What customers appreciate
Savory roast ducks and friendly environment
Just imagine that in the heart of Beijing, at Tian’anmen Square, you are enjoying the most famous Chinese delicacy, Beijing roast duck! What a wonderful experience! This dream can come true at Tian’anmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant.
Tian’anmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant is located at the southeast corner of Tian’anmen Square. Its floor plan features of an a la carte dining hall, a main banquet hall and private deluxe rooms, with a total surface area of 1,000 square meters which can accommodate 500 guests at one time.
Looking through the windows, you can enjoy the scenery of Tian’anmen Square. All the tables are laid out in nice order.
The restaurant specializes in famous Beijing roast duck, all duck banquet and Shandong cuisine.
Beijing roast duck is of the color of red dates, with oil shining on its surface. The outer layer is so crisp and the interior is so tender that it tastes delicious, not at all greasy.
A set of roast duck dish costs RMB 168. There are a number of duck dishes. For example, Duck Webs with Mustard Sauce (RMB 39), Spiced Duck’s Gizzard (RMB 28), etc. The restaurant adds a 10% service charge to the prices displayed on the menu.
Delicious roast duck, Shandong Cuisine, the splendid scenery of Tian’anmen Square.
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