Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Beijing Dadong Roast Duck Shop

Peking Duck

Apparently Michelle Obama and family were here when they were in Beijing last week, and I can see why. Sure, part of it was because of the namesake duck and the fact that it was a nice place to bring tourists. But the food was honestly good too, with me liking nearly everything that they brought out tonight, including a deliciously fatty and tender spicy beef as well as the broth that they made from the duck bones.

Fortunately, they didn't offer any Pop Rocks to go with the duck. That's not to say that there weren't elements of tackiness here though, as witnessed by not only the odd projector screen showing advertisements for the restaurant, but also the cotton candy and dry ice that accompanied our dessert. Perhaps more amusing was the gigantic menu here...they were like the size of Moses' stone tablets!


Anonymous said...

I'm Singaporean, and I have been living in California (LA) for a little over a decade. I have been reading your blog for a few years now and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it!
- J

me said...

There may be other restaurants with slightly better duck, but Dadong indeed has a great overall menu. I haven't had a bad dish there yet (not that I've had that many they have an extensive menu!).