eating peking duck is a must whenever im in beijing, the home of peking duck and me, duh. i usually go to quan ju de peking duck if im eating with the fam; its the most legit and traditional place to eat peking duck period. when i eat peking duck with friends, i tend to go to da dong because it offers a lot more other than the traditional duck related dishes.
da dong is super popular, so be prepared to wait.
one thing you dont see at chinese restuarants in the states: novel-thick menus.
these novel-thick menus are super popular in china. very detailed with descriptions and pictures. you can order food without knowing one chinese word. how awesome.
you have a choice of taking the leftover duck home after they slice it up or ask them to make the duck soup.
we usually take the duck home and feed our dogs, but today i didnt feel like to so here is the duck soup
another reason we take the duck home instead of getting the soup is because i dont like the duck soup. its pretty tasteless and too ducky.
as i mentioned in my previous post, i was stuffed with all kinds food throughout the day everyday so i never felt hungry and didnt have a good appetite.
i dont know its because of that or the duck wasnt just too good today. i was never disappointed when i came to da dong, but today the duck didnt too yum and the meat was a lil dry.
the service is not good as usually, jus like any other restaruants in beijing. in general, dont expect any kinda service when you dine in beijing cuz service is non-existent in china. you are not tipping them either so i wont compalin.
the best thing i had from this meal is this tea drink.
its basically a milk tea drink with chinese red dates – jujubes
i love jujubes, i def loved this tea drink. im gonna have to try to make my own
orange on dried ice. really? very interesting presentation.
we had the entire 10-person table to ourselves (just me and another friend). we couldnt finish the duck and i was in a serious food coma and had to take a nap on my paul frank neck pillow. and no. i dont usually carry this around with me.
yes, da dong is a little bit pricey compare to average chinese restaurants. be ready to drop $100 USD a head for a decent meal.
isnt it the same oranges we jus ate? jk
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i was chatting with pork belly yesterday and he showed me this website that teaches you how to order chinese food. it shows the name, pictures, and pronunciation of popular dishes. he said it’s extremely helpful when he was in china. i thought i’d share with you guys.
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