Located at a artsy location called Courtyard, Duck de Chine offers more allure in terms of ambiance. The posh settings was a bit intimidating for us youngsters but we got the hang of it. The best thing to do before you visit is to call in for reservation so they can prepare how many ducks you would like to be prepared. A whole duck costs around 188rmb, which is still relatively cheaper than the ones here in Manila.
The basic follows..
First the chef assigned for your table will let you check on the duck’s perfection before slicing it. The aroma of this duck could make everyone smile at the waiting table.
In this restaurant, as it shows some suave ambiance, we silently ask if they serve free plain refreshment unfortunately none is offered.
Dining at Duck de Chine made me feel a tad old compared to once we were. A different transition from us four years ago. Beijing improved a lot from all aspects especially fine dining.
But of course, we had to relish our Beijing food trip with another Peking duck with Da Dong. We had to wait for a long queue in that restaurant eventhough we reserved thru the phone beforehand. While watching the cooks who mercilessly roast the ducks to perfection, we felt sorry for the left overs which was immediately thrown aside, we had to request to savage its beautiful pieces!
Personally, I like Da Dong better
Duck de Chine
1949-The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu,
Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant ???????
1-2/F Nanxincang International Plaza, 22A Dongsi Shitiao,
(southwest of Dongsi Shitiao Bridge)
Dongcheng District, Beijing