You haven’t had proper roast duck until you’ve had a roast duck in Beijing. On my first night in Beijing, I hit up Bianyifang, one of the best (and also the first) Peking duck restaurants in Beijing. Peking duck is a dish that has been prepared since the imperial era in China. Ducks are roasted in an oven giving it the signature thin and crispy skin. The dish is traditionally served by the chef, carving the skin and meat at the table. The meat is eaten with cucumbers, sweet bean sauce and scallions, rolled up in tiny steamed pancakes.
While restaurants in the Netherlands offer their variation of the Peking duck, this is a whole other experience. The oven-roasted meat is soft and moist. The skin is unbelievably crispy and has a delicious fatty quality to it. And combined with the freshness of the cucumbers, the sweet bean sauce and scallions, it makes for an absolutely stunning bite. If I wasn’t eating with family and friends, I probably would have finished the duck on my own!
Sugar to dip the skin into
Condiments served with Peking roast duck
Sweet potato / red bean paste with a fruity glaze
Chef preparing the skin and meat to serve
Look at how gorgeous this is..
Bianyifang restaurants in Beijing:
Bianyifang Hademen Restaurant (Flagship Restaurant)
18 Chongwenmen Outer Street, Glory Plaza 4/F, Chongwen District
Bianyifang Roast Duck Xianyukou Branch
Xianyukou, East Side of Qianmen Street, Chongwen District
Bianyifang Roast Duck New World Center Branch
5 Chongwenmen Outer Street, Beijing New World Shopping Center 3/F, Chongwen District
Bianyifang Roast Duck Anhua Branch
6-6, North 3rd Ring Road (M), Chaoyang District
Bianyifang Roast Duck Xingfu Dajie Branch
36, Xingfu Street, Chongwen District
Bianyifang Roast Duck