Duck de Chine

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1949 – The Hidden City - Courtyard 4 - Gongti Beilu - Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

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gingerbatik gingerba…
533 reviews
Great Crispy Roast Duck Jun 13, 2015
If you are looking for a crispy, delicious and tender Peking duck, this is the place to visit.

The restaurant building itself interesting, resemble modern hutong (traditional Chinese house with courtyard in the middle of the house), with a human size statue outside the courtyard close to the entrance door pose like kung fu master with full body armour guard and another human size statue crouch with a huge sword on it is hand.


The restaurant décor is modern, spacious and good for entertaining friends or family. Plenty of space in between the table and people can carry conversation within the table.

The staff is polite, unfortunately they could not speak English, but no worry…. The menu has pictures on it, so you can always point to the picture if you could not read the menu. I do not recall if there is English menu, it probably is…….

The food arrived shortly with the Chef wearing hat, gloves and mouth mask and then he skilfully cut the duck into bite pieces. I looove the crispy duck skin and meat wrap with the thin pancake and special hoisin sauce. Taste really delicious……

However, I found the pancake wrapper was a little brittle and dry…. although it still taste good once wrap with the duck. The round fried buns with sesame on top also too dry to my liking, even after putting the duck meat and sauce inside.

The long fried and steam bun was okay but not much taste without the mayonnaise sauce which I found a bit strange.

The hakau (steam prawn wrap with thin rice paper) was a bit plain in taste. However, the stir fried long beans was delicious and tasty. The sweat and sour pork was okay, but nothing special about this dish.

Overall, the duck at this place was delicious…. It has crispy skin and tender meat…. And it appears they roast the duck inside the big fire place. I would definitely come back to this place for the roast duck.
the dry round bun with sesame ontop
fried dumpling/goza
sweet and sour pork
the restaurant building from outsi…
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almond72 says:
Sweat and sour pork.... Omg, I would have died eating it. Lol
Posted on: Sep 26, 2015
rsvpme says:
Congrats on the feature....
Posted on: Jul 26, 2015
gingerbatik says:
thanks for all the congrats, much appreciated:)
Posted on: Jul 26, 2015
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spocklogic spocklog…
325 reviews
One Duck, Two Systems Nov 14, 2013
Duck de Chine (全鸭季) is a restaurant that is part of of the "1949 - Hidden City" dining and entertainment complex, which also includes Gallery 49, Taverna+, Noodle Bar and Club 49. You can see the website for descriptions of these other places, but suffice it to say it's sort of a collective area containing "restaurants, bars, gardens, events spaces, art gallery, and private member's club" as the web site says. Well, there is some sense of that in this place as it seems a shared area, but this review is about the restaurant Duck de Chine in perspective, decor and dining.

Hard to find? You betcha. Worth the trouble? You betcha. Let's get this straight on how to find the place. It's down a street in back of the Pacific Century Place, south gate apparently, and look for two large statues of bearded Chinese men holding spears - go into the entrance between them. I give the address here in Chinese:

朝阳区工体北路4号院 (太平洋百货南门对面)

and provide a photo of the restaurant card in photos here for reference too.

With that said, the place has a nice decor inside. Rustic looking like an old factory with brick walls and wooden beams in the ceiling, but with a skylight above and windows running the length of the dining area. The large red lamps above each table and the pretty green scene with ducks covering one side wall gives the space some color and cheer. It's industrial design with traditional elements in mind. Nothing fancy about the place really, but it has a certain ambiance.

The menu is large and plenty to choose from, though I guess as the namesake implies, duck is a specialty here. Apparently it is "One Duck, Two Systems", that merges Chinese and French duck roasting traditions. Sure, the french are famous for duck dishes too, so vive la différence, Oui? In Chinese this might be something like the following: Wànsuì chāyì, shì (萬歲差異,是). Hope I didn't mess that up too bad and cause an international incident!

Everything was splendid here, and the roast duck is carved near the table as usual, which is always entertaining to watch. I have to admit, I am not really an aficionado of Asian cuisine, but know what I like when I eat it. This is some great tasting food here. I was in good company with Jantima (TravChef), Sharon (CA-Sharon) and Tong (sansan). They ordered and I enjoyed! Good choices all around and it was a splendid lunch here in experiencing what Duck de Chine had to offer. Give it a try if you're in Beijing and enjoy the art works around the place outside the restaurant too.
Duck de Chine entrance I
Duck de Chine entrance II
Duck de Chine entrance III
Duck de Chine decor
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