Quan Ju De (Peking Duck), Beijing

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    Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): Peking Duck

    by chatterley Written Dec 11, 2004

    I've dined at this restaurant twice....and really, their roast duck is GOOD! However, I hear that prices have gone up quite a bit!

    Although this restaurant is said to be the best, I've also tried other smaller restaurants' versions, and they were quite good too (and a lot cheaper)!

    Favorite Dish: Peking Duck!!!

    Phone: Tel: +86-010-63023062

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    Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

    by honestjohn Updated Aug 11, 2004

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    The Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, established in 1864, is nationally famous for its roast duck, reputed to be China's No.1 delicacy.
    Ever since its establishment, the restaurant has kept the traditional method of roasting duck: the duck is hung on a pole over a wood fire until the skin turns golden brown and crisp. Customers can enjoy the special taste of Quanjude duck by covering the slices with sweet paste and green-onion shreds on a soft flatbread.
    The Qianmen Quanjude Restaurant also offers duck-shaped pastries and a variety of tempting dishes featuring different parts of the duck, including abalone and duck breast with chili sauce, eel with duck breast in casserole, and stewed mullet egg with duck tongue.
    A spacious relaxed setting and superb service will add to your pleasant dining experience at the restaurant.

    I'm mouthwatering when writing the above:)

    Directions: The restaurant is at No.32 Qianmen Street, a five-minute walk south of Tian'anmen Square.

    Phone: Tel: +86-010-63023062

    in front of the restaurant

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    Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): You must try this traditional food - Peking Duck

    by jane307 Written Jun 1, 2004

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    Founded in 1864, famous, authentic and delicious. Best eating time is spring, fall and winter especially the fall.

    Favorite Dish: Peiking Roast Duck: I loooooove it. roll duck flake, sweet sauce and piece of shallot in a cake like a lotus leaf.
    Duck's Sole with Mustard: First, tear; second, love it.

    Address: No. 32, Qianmen Avenue

    Directions: Xuanwu District.

    Phone: (86) 010--67011379, 65112418

    Website: http://www.quanjude.com.cn

    Peiking Roast Duck

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    Beijing Duck Restaurant: The Ultimate Meal!!!

    by herzog63 Written Sep 24, 2003

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    I met a Swedish guy named Kimmo and we talked about eating a Beijing Duck. He had heard about a great place with great food that was cheap and he knew where it was! Great! I'm ready to splurge on a meal!!
    We made our way to the place. I was surprised to see small line of people that hadn't made it inside yet! Wow! this place must be popular! So we stood in line for about 10 minutes and finally made it inside. There was a family that spotted us and they wanted us to join them. So we took them up on their offer which was great! We got to interact with some locals and we didn't have to wait any longer to eat! We squeezed into the table and joined them...They didn't speak much English but there were smiles all around!! We didn't know what we wanted exactly as we neither of us had every had one of these big multi-course meals before. So we looked at what our hosts where eating as they had already been served. As we had become instant celebrities (being the only foreigners in the restaurant). We got up and walked around to see what others were eating too! Well, After having all this fun we decided what to order. 1/2 Roast Duck, Soup, some sort of bread chapati type things, other vegetables dishes and some stuff that I don't know what it was! But everything we ate was so DELICOUS!!! We also had a 3 of the Big bottles of Zhaoqing Pijiu beer each.

    Favorite Dish: The Duck was so moist and it just melted in our mouths!! We were so full when we left. This entire meal for both of us cost only 28 RMB (US$5.32). I still dream about this meal from time to time!!
    I don't have a photo of the meal...wish I did! But I'm sharing a photo from the Beijing Acrobat show that I went to.

    Directions: I don't remember....as usual!

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    Quan Ju De (Peking Duck): A unique experience

    by shivan Written Sep 4, 2003

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    This is among the most classical restaurants in Beijing

    Its most famous course is the Roast Peking Duck.

    They serve every part of the duck and when I say every part I say every part.
    Everything has been great, apart from the feet. Yes, I said the feet. It is terrible eating cartilages...

    So, avoid cartilages and have a wonderful dinner!

    Phone: Tel: +86-010-63023062

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    Quan Ju De: U wanna try Beijing Roasted Duck? :)

    by kittyzhaojin Written Apr 11, 2003

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    It is definitely the MUST-TRY delicious food. But Note:firstly you might try little if your stomach is too vulnerable to oily duck.
    secondly ,Make sure that you are in the right Classical restaurant (QuanJuDe) which specialized in high quality Beijing Duck for one hundred years, not to try the thousands of fake and mediocre ones. They totally ruined the wonderful taste with a price only slightly cheaper than the classical restaurant.

    Address: Qian men and many other places

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    Beijing Roast Duck Dinner

    by sunnywong Written Dec 10, 2002

    Peking Duck has the reputation of being the most delicious food Beijing has to offer. Eating Peking Duck is seen to be one of the two things you are absolutely supposed to do while in Beijing. The other one is climbing the Great Wall.

    The ducks are raised for the sole purpose of making the food. Force-fed, they are kept in cages which restrain them from moving about, so as to fatten them up and make the meat comparably tender. Peking Roasted Duck is processed in several steps: first the ducks are rubbed with spices, salt and sugar, and then kept hung in the air for some time. Then the ducks are roasted in an oven, or hung over the fire till they become brown with rich grease perspiring outside and have a nice odor.

    Peking Duck is always served in well-cut slices. The whole duck must be sliced into 120 pieces and every piece has to be perfect with the complete layers of the meat. Normally there are many dishes served with the duck, including a dish of fine-cut shallot bars, a dish of cucumber bars and finally a dish of paste-like soy of fermented wheat flour. Without these the dainty duck is surely in the shade.

    The place that offers the best Peking Duck is the Quan Ju De Restaurant, which has outlets at Qianmen, Hepingmen and Wangfujing. It was established 130 years ago.

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    Quan Ju De - Beijing Duck...

    by whataboutbob Written Sep 8, 2002

    Quan Ju De - Beijing Duck Restaurant
    You must try Beijing Duck when in Beijing, and what better place than this. You can order complete fixed menu meals utilizing every bit of the duck, or pick and chose your dishes, which is what we did. Whatever you have, the main course will be the roast duck, expertly carved tableside.

    Directions: The restaurant's main location is in the Chongwen district, but they have outlets in Qianmen, Hepingmen and Wangfujing (where I ate).

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    We always enjoy exploring the...

    by ycwong Written Aug 26, 2002

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    We always enjoy exploring the various cuisine when we travel. The Peking Duck ('kao ya' in Mandarin)is a must-try at

    Quan Ju De Roast Duck Restaurant at east side Tiananmen Square, 14 Qianmen Xidajie. The chefs actually carve the duck at your table!

    We were in Wangfujing Shopping District and stumbled upon a very lively food street at the corner of Beijing Hotel. Tried the mutton kebab which originates from the XinJiang area. It was simply yummilicious!

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    by lowpostz Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Quan Ju De, Peking Duck restaurant
    The restaurant is the most famous Peking Duck restaurant. In the restaurant you can find all the famous people who has been there and the history of the restaurant. From 1861 Quan Ju De has been a well known name in Beijing. Here the chef asks you how you want the duck to be sliced and then slice the duck in front of your table. The way how to slice a duck is a tricky one and that's why they demonstrate it. For a Chinese restaurant Quan Ju De is very expensive, you can find a lot of peking duck restaurants in Beijing that are very good. When you decide to go to Quan Ju De, you go there partly to see the tradition and for the atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Peking Duck Menu

    Address: Original Quan Ju De, 32 Qian Men Wai street.

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    Since i'm not a fan of the...

    by Carlo-B. Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Since i'm not a fan of the chineseese cooking it's hard for me to tell which one is good or not.
    The most famous, which was visited from many V.I.P ist the Guan Jade restaurant whith its famous lacked duck (here in the picture).

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    Quanjude - Roast Duck...

    by Bluereptile Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Quanjude - Roast Duck Restaurant
    Has a long history of 400 years.
    One of the most famous restaurants in China.

    Favorite Dish: Roast Duck of course. Dark crispy skined duck wrapped in those delicious pancakes with scrumptious containing Hoisin Barbecue sauce

    Directions: Largest branches of Quanjude are at HEPINGMEN (Peace Gate) and WANGFUJING. Another famous duck restaurant is called the Bianyifang (Shop of Convenience and Pleasure) located at QIANMEN (Front Gate) St

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    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Beijing is famous for its roast duck. And Quan Ju De has a long history with it. The restaurant itself looks typical tranditional Chinese. Diners have the option of picking out their own duck from the raw ones hanging on a hook, and those who know something about ensuring a good meat-to-bones ratio won't miss the opportunity. Duck selected, you can then watch the chefs prepare it in the open kitchen.

    Favorite Dish: PEKING ROAST DUCK

    Directions: Quan Ju De nowadays is everywhere in Beijing. But you can find the bigger restaurants in Heping Men and Qian Men. (They are both reached by subway)

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    by zys1 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Quan Jude Beijing Roast Duck restaurant

    Favorite Dish: Beijing Roast Duck dates back to the Ming Dynasty, about 600 years ago. The two famous Beijing Roast Duck restaurants in Beijing are Bianyifang (Shop of Convenience and Pleasure) and Quanjude (Complete Collection of Virtues), both having a history of 400 years. The original Bianyifang was in the Rice Market Hutong while the original Quanjude was in the Meat Market, both in the southern part of the city. Now they both have many branches. Two main branches of the Bianyifang are located at Qianmen (Front Gate) Street and at Chongwenmen, while two of the largest branches of Quanjude are at Hepingmen (Peace Gate) and Wangfujing.
    Almost every part of the duck (except the feathers) can be made into hot or cold dishes, (for example, the wings, webs, tongue, heart and liver). This is called the ?°Complete Duck Feast?±. The duck head is cut in half and served on a small plate with the tongue. The head is usually for the guest of honour, but if you cannot face it you do not have to eat it. The bones of the duck are made into soup which is served near the end of the feast.

    Address: Wangfujing Street.

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    Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant...

    by Sakura_Kobe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant (Beijing Wangfujing)
    It has a fine building and has eating space on each floor. When we ate on the 4th floor. I was disappointed to know they have only asparagus and blocorry as green vegetables. But we liked their Beijing duck very much for its crisp skin. The chef cut your duck in front of you as the picture. It was fun to see the waitress pour Chinese tea by the pot which nozzle is very long.

    Favorite Dish: Beijing Duck.

    Directions: No.9 Shuaifuyuan Lane, Wangfujing St. Beijing, China

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