China! – Part 5 (b): The food @ Beijing!

Kev brought me to the Quanjude (全聚德) Restaurant located along Wang Fu Jing St. (said to be 中华第一街!) to try on the famous roasted duck. This was the most expensive meal for my 20-day trip in China!

quanjude roast duck

The ducks!

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Each roasted duck is assigned with a serial number!

The most expensive meal of the trip!

The most expensive meal of the trip!

There are many ways to skin the duck! :p

There are many ways to skin the duck! :p

The restaurant claimed that it’s being acclaimed as “天下第一楼” (translation: the best restaurant in the world). I think the food served was just so-so and the acclaim is over-rated. I am not sure if my judgment contains bias as the juice scam irked me so much and made me left no good impression of the restaurant.

quanjude food

红曲鸭膀, braised duck wings seasoned with red yeast. Cold dish involving meat, not to my liking. When I tried this, I thought it’s the duck blood that imparted the reddish color! I also didn’t know it was duck wings! Pardon my ignorance! :p

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豌豆黄, yellow split pea cake.

quanjude food

炸鸭丝春段, having translation challenge here… erm… wraps with duck meat shreds?

sugar-coated haws

冰糖葫芦, sugar-coated haws. I had seen and heard so much about it from movies/series, finally had the chance to try it! I like it very much! Sour and sweet!

zhajiang mian

炸酱面, noodle with zhajiang (I can’t translate this, but it’s salty) sauce. Very nice!

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香辣萝卜皮, spicy radish skin, also very nice!

knife-cut noodle

刀削面, this noodle is special, because of the way the dough is being cut by special knife into the cooking pot straight, and not so much about the cooking method. To enhance visual effect, the cook of the restaurant I visited, even put the dough over his head and cut it.

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Local ice cream, flavor=Mongolian yogurt!

Huguoshi

Huguoshi

Beijing hu guo shi

Trying out local snacks at 护国寺小吃 (Huguoshi). So sorry, I wasn’t briefed about the names of the snacks! Blame it to Kev and Bin!

On the lower right corner, it’s 八宝粥, I believe there were more ingredients but with me being a glutton, I just can tell there were red beans in the porridge :p

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拌海带丝, seaweed shreds, another cold dish.

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姜汁皮蛋, preserved eggs with ginger juice. I prefer eating them with the ginger instead.

sashimi with orange

It’s my first time seeing the combination of sashimi + orange…. I was used to seeing sashimi + lemon only, and I just did google image, ok, my exposure and experience are stretched now! :p

kfc china

KFC menu in China

I like finding out the difference in local menus for fast food restaurants 🙂

Part 1: Tianjin | Part 2: Beijing | Part 3: Shanghai | Part 4: Hangzhou | Part 5: The food! (a) |

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