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The Beijing cuisine that we had were just fantastic! Most of the 小吃店 (small cafe) were as good as the bigger restaurants. The prices were also cheaper. The most expensive food we had were at the famous Quanjude Peking Roast Duck restaurant (全聚德烤鸭店) at 和平门 (Hepingmen). This branch was said to have the best 烤鸭 amongst all the branches.
However, my personal favourite is 大碗居(dawanju). They also have branches all over Beijing. In my one week's stay in Beijing, I had 烤鸭 for three meals! The difference between Singapore and Beijing 烤鸭 is in the sauce and the wrap. The sauce is saltier in Beijing vs sweeter version in Singapore. The wrap in Beijing is much thicker and flourer vs Singapore's thinner and sometimes egg wrap. The 烤鸭 tasted better in Beijing, but not its wrap and sauce though. That was in my opinion.
The quantity of duck, mutton, beef and rice which I ate over that one week were probably equivalent to my whole year's intake!
Singapore Airline Breakfast (Sgp-Pek)
小吃店 at 胡同
Beef noodles - YUCKS!
炸酱面 - YUCKY!!
全聚德烤鸭店 at 和平门
Yam (their version) with Kai Lan stalk
北京烤鸭 (half portion)
Spicy Prawn balls
Duck Soup (Complimentary) (not nice)
家常菜小吃店 (opposite 天坛公园) - Japanese toufu
Fried Brinjal and long beans
Fried duck bones - yummy!
Citrus Cafe - Buffet Breakfast (poor quality and selection)
Lunch at Noodles Fastfood
Dinner at 前门
Fried prawns in tea leaves
Vegetable with mutton
Lunch after a strenuous walk at 慕田峪长城
Fried "gourd" (瓜)
Spicy fried 瓜 with eggs (potent & very good!)
Lunch at Sogo 宣武门
A pot of Chrysanthemum with rock sugar
Fried beans with eggs
Costa Coffee - Bought a slice of cake to celebrate my birthday. :) Cake wasn't nice. I can bake better than this!
My favourite 北京烤鸭
大碗居(崇文门店) - 饺子
Fried Spicy Mutton
Beijing Airport Lounge
Lounge Food - our afternoon tea break
Singapore Airline Dinner (Pek-Sgp)