Bianyifang Roast Duck

You haven’t hadΒ 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 theΒ 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,Β 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!

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Sugar to dip the skin into

Bianyifang Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Condiments served with Peking roast duck

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Pickled turnip

Bianyifang Peking Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Sweet potato / red bean paste with a fruity glaze

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Chef preparing the skin and meat to serve

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Skin crisps!

Bianyifang Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Bianyifang Peking Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Steamed buns

Bianyifang Peking Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Fish soup

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

Look at how gorgeous this is..

Bianyifang Roast Duck Beijing Peking Duck

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

  • Jois

    OMGGGGGGG I’m drooling on my keyboard. Looks so delicious!