How can one stop by Beijing without trying their famous Peking duck? The top three renowned Peking duck chain restaurants would be the Quanjude (全聚德), Da Dong (大董)and Bianyifang (便宜坊), with Da Dong most reputable amongst foreigners.
Personally, I found the super oily interpretations at Quanjude quite detestable, almost feels like you’ve swallowed a gallon of oil after trying out their 2-hour long full course duck banquet.
Da Dong on the other hand is famed for its crunchy skin, served with sugar. Not too oil, very crispy, it’s probably the best Peking duck skin I’ve had in Beijing. Great start with the crunchy duck skin, but the meat turned out to be rather dry and flavourless. (Reviews on Duck de Chine’s Peking Duck)
Da Dong (大董)
Address: 22A Dongsishitiao, Beijing (中國北京東城區東四十條甲22號南新倉國際大廈1-2樓)
Tel: +86 10 5169 0329
Visited on: 13 July, 2013