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Duck de Chine (Quányājì)

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Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

At what is hands-down the city's tastiest destination for Peking duck, the lacquered skin is simply more aromatically flavorful than the competition. Cantonese father-son chef duo Peter and Wilson Lam spent months formulizing the perfect bird, roasted for exactly 65 minutes over jujube wood. The house-made sauce is a fabulous piece of food theater, and supporting dishes—order the duck liver on toast—are largely faultless. A daily lunchtime dim sum deal is excellent value. The simplicity of the loft-like, industrial space extends to the chefs, who in slate-gray robes wheel out each duck to the sound of a gong. A bottle of Bollinger from the adjoining champagne bar is claimed to be the perfect pairing, but the crisp prosecco, at a fraction of the price, cuts through the rich, oily duck just as well. If it's fully booked, there is a newer, larger location on Jinbao Jie.

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1949 The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Behind Pacific Century Place, Beijing, Beijing, 100027, China

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Published 01/20/2010


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