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Taste Chinese Peking Duck in Beijing

Come to China or Beijing could be more complete if travelers taste Beijing's most famous dish, Peking Duck. With a history of more than 600 years, Peking roast duck is the most famous gourmet cuisine of Beijing and one of the most popular foods in China. Here, before you come to the capital of China, we give you some article about things to do in Beijing. This one is about Peking Duck. Hope by read the article will bring you to not miss this popular dish of China.

History of Peking Duck

Peking Duck has become famous in China for long time ago. A variation of roast duck was prepared for the Emperor of China in the Yuan Dynasty. Later in Ming Dynasty, Peking Roast Duck that came to be associated with the term was fully developed and after than it even became one of the main dishes on imperial court menus. The first restaurant specialising in Peking Duck, Bianyifang, was established in the Xianyukou, Qianmen area of Beijing in 1416. By the mid-20th century, Peking Duck had become a national symbol of China, favored by tourists and diplomats alike.

Overview about Peking Duck

Peking Duck is traditionally served with Mandarin pancakes, and green onions for brushing on the hoisin sauce. It has also received worldwide recognition for its tempting shining color, crispy skin and tender meat. The roast duck will be sliced by the chef in front of the diners and placed beautifully on a plate. The meat is mostly eaten with pancakes, scallion, and hoisin sauce or sweet bean sauce.
Today, this national dish of China can be enjoyed by lots of people, both domestic visitor and foreign travelers.

While explore the downtown of Beijing, you might will find many Peking Duck restaurants along the way. But which are the favorite and famous one? Here our recommendation of famous Peking Duck restaurants. First is Quanqude Restaurant which has eight direct branches in Beijing, Hong Kong and even outside China. Was established during Qing Dynasty, since that time till today, Quanqude has been awarded as the most welcomed Peking Roast Duck Restaurant. Another Peking Duck Restaurant called Da Dong Restaurant which named after its chef and owner, Dong Zhenxiang, is popular among tourists and expats. Besides those two most remarkable restaurants, there are lots of other options for good restaurants serve Peking Duck in Beijing.

Surely Peking duck ranks as one of the masterpieces of Chinese cooking, a dish as renowned for its succulence as for its artful presentation. So, what's a trip to Beijing without eating duck?