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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?

Characteristic Restaurants in Beijing (4)

RUMI - taste the art atmosphere of Iran
It is the only one Iran style restaurant in Beijing, located opposite of Zhaolong Restaurant in Sanlitun, is an Arabic restaurant in the east of Gongti Donglu. RUMI is a successor of famous Sufis poet in Iran in 13 Century. And the owner of restaurant has strong love to his art works, so he named it as RUMI. Please follow me to taste the unique art atmosphere here.

RUMI - Iran Theme Restaurant

Walking in this street, I always cannot help turning round when I passed it. Just because of its name, the piece of white and foreign guests, I am addicted into it. In long time, I always attracted by its mystery, but I do not know how it is and what the best attractive in it. Through window, I find it seems like salon or club, but in it, it seems like exhibition and drawing room. Every careful design and display attracts me deeply, and I cannot pull myself out from its art atmosphere. I discover the mystery of Iran and RUMI slowly, and from that time, the RUMI let me more fall in love with it.

Here managed the most authentic Iran cuisines, is one of the rare foreign styles of cooking. Although Iran belongs to the Middle East Arab region, its cuisines are distinguished from that in Arab. In this art space based in white, it is really exotic to enjoy unique delicious food of Iran.

TORO BAR – Traditional Japanese Bar
TORO BAR - A Traditional Japanese Bar

In this courtyard of 1949-The Hidden City, there is a glass house in four sides. Here is the Japanese wine bar – TORO BAR. In Japan, it is the traditional bistro, also translated to be BAR, offers wine and well-quality dishes. The word of TORO refers to the belly of tuna originally, and named this restaurant as TORO just because of its meaning of value. Here, you can see many artistic decorations themed with fish. The simple white bamboo floorlamp divides into the clean and thorough space masterly. The wall and roof of restaurant are all the modern thorough glass, which made the every scenery in courtyard combined with the indoor space, let you like this house insensibly.

Japanese cuisines always pay attention to the fresh of materials, and the air transported fishes guarantee the picky taste of guests. At same time of enjoying delicious foods, the supplement of wine is much more important. Here, you can taste the authentic Japanese sake and traditional arrack.

All I have introduced to you are the most characteristic restaurants in Beijing. If you have feelings about them, just try it!

Characteristic Restaurants in Beijing (3)

Mini Noodle Bar Hiding in 1949 Restaurant
Hall of 1949 Restaurant

The fashion Sanlitun always gathers delicate cate, so that the guests visiting Sanlitun usually are picky for cuisines mostly. In this international area, just a stretched noodle has special place to taste the best stretched noodle. If you want to eat ordinary stretched noodle, you can also find a delicate restaurant here. And the most delicious stretched noodle restaurant, Noodle Bar, hides in a corner of 1949. This mini noodle bar is so unique that impressive for guests here. Refers to mini, it is so small with a simple door and 12 seats. From any side, this restaurant is an authentic mini restaurant. Just in this mini restaurant, you can taste the most delicious beef noodles, which attracts amounts of fashion young people and foreigners.

Such charming restaurant, how to do it? Some secrets you must know.

Secret one: live show

Stretched noodle is the main food for northern people in China, just because of quick and delicious. So it becomes the first choice food of fast-paced life. Of course, many southern people also like this kind of food. In this warm house, 12 seats round a cooking set, and shape like "U". Guests can face to the opened kitchen, smell the tempting taste, hear the shoot of stomach silently and watch the wonderful performance of cook, it is really an attractive feast. It is worth to looking forward it!

Secret two: Secret system braised Beef
Noodle with Beef

When an appetizing beef noodle displayed in front of you, you must praise the well-smelled braised beef. On the bar stage, there are marmites of braised beef. The diffuse fragrance always attracts guests. No matter the set meal or single-point, you will enjoy the weighty beef. Supported some characteristic vegetables, you will enjoy this delicious and enjoyed meal.
Secret three: signboard package

Here value package is worth to recommend, including a bowl of sirloin, tripe, cowhells, pickled vegetabvles and a cup of tea, and only 48 RMB. Still, you have two choices about the degree of thickness of noodle.

Above three secrets are all the attractive places in this restaurant, which are the characteristics of this mini noodle bar. Try it, this Noodle Bar!

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