One Week in Beijing - Food 3

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)
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小吃店 at 胡同
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Beef noodles - YUCKS!
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炸酱面 - YUCKY!!
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全聚德烤鸭店 at 和平门
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3 Jun 12 -  和平门全聚德
Yam (their version) with Kai Lan stalk
3 Jun 12 dinner
北京烤鸭 (half portion)
3 Jun 12 - 北京烤鸭
Spicy Prawn balls
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Duck Soup (Complimentary) (not nice)
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家常菜小吃店 (opposite 天坛公园) - Japanese toufu
4 Jun 12 Lunch
猪肉饺子
4 Jun 12 - 饺子
Fried Brinjal and long beans
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Fried Rice
4 Jun 12 - 扬州炒饭
大碗居(王府井店)
4 Jun 12 Dinner
4 Jun 12 - 大碗居(王府井店)
精品三吃鸭
4 Jun 12 - 精品三吃鸭
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Fried duck bones - yummy!
4 Jun 12 - 鸭骨
花家传奇at 魁街(东直门)
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5 Jun 12 Dinner at 魁街
Food here is top-notched. Special, good quality & very good.
5 Jun 12 - 花家传奇
Rose Tea
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凉菜-桂花糯米
5 Jun 12 - Lotus root with glutinous rice with maltose sauce
凉菜-翡翠鲜桃仁
5 Jun 12 - Spinach with walnut on soya sauce.
双菇炒羊柳
5 Jun 12 - Fried mutton with 2 kinds mushrooms.
酱香纸包翅
5 Jun 12 - Fried chicken wings wrapped in beancurd skin.
Citrus Cafe - Buffet Breakfast (poor quality and selection)
Citrus Cafe breakfast
Lunch at Noodles Fastfood
6 Jun 12 My lunch
Dinner at 前门
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Sterilised utensils
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Fried prawns in tea leaves
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Vegetable with mutton
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Fried fish
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Lunch after a strenuous walk at 慕田峪长城
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Very good "home-cooked style" food
7 Jun 12 - Lunch after Great Wall climbing
Fried rice
7 Jun 12 - Fried rice
Fried "gourd" (瓜)
7 Jun 12 - 瓜
Spicy fried 瓜 with eggs (potent & very good!)
7 Jun 12 - 瓜加蛋,辣味
Lunch at Sogo 宣武门
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A pot of Chrysanthemum with rock sugar
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香菇水饺
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Fried beans with eggs
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Fried rice
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Costa Coffee - Bought a slice of cake to celebrate my birthday. :) Cake wasn't nice. I can bake better than this!
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大碗居(崇文门外店)
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My favourite 北京烤鸭
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Duck soup
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大碗居(崇文门店) - 饺子
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凉菜-芋头蓝莓酱
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Fried Spicy Mutton
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Beijing Airport Lounge
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Lounge Food - our afternoon tea break
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Singapore Airline Dinner (Pek-Sgp)
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I miss Beijing food...

2 comments:

city said...
September 25, 2012 at 5:17 PM

thanks for sharing.

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