October 2, 2010

Da Dong, Beijing…the go-to choice for delicious Peking duck

Filed under: China, Food & Beverage, restaurant — Tags: , , , , , — PEr @ 9:00 pm

This restaurant is famous for roasting its ducks over a traditional wood fire. The ambience is decidedly modern, with an impressive open show kitchen, good for watching the duck being prepared.

These ducks are low-fat and crispy but not oily with a tasty, moist and juicy inside. The skin is popcorn-puffy and exceptionally super crispy and does not have so much fat. It was cooked in a such a way that there is no extra grease (they called it “Superlean” actually) but the skin of the duck is glistening like it is glazed with honey. Oh yes…I learned a new way of eating  Peking duck here. The top layer of skin should be dipped  in sugar. It tastes like candy when you do that – surprisingly abominably good.

Service staff really concentrate on a holistic duck experience, taking the time to show us several ways to consume the delicacy. The duck is carved tableside and each piece was perfectly sliced and layered.

I will always recommend Da Dong without any hesitation. The duck was absolutely fab. The only downside is that after our heavy meal, we waddled, duck-wise outside the restaurant to the road but try as we might, we just couldn’t hail a taxi for a good 25 minutes. This is the true truth because I say it as it is…


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