Monday, Oct. 13, 2008

9. Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant

What's a trip to Beijing without eating duck? Avoid the grease-splattered tourist trap at Li Qun and head instead to Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant (southwest of Dongsi Shitiao Bridge) at Nanxincang, the old imperial granary to the northeast of the Forbidden City. Crispier and less fatty than other birds, these are the best Peking ducks in town. Da Dong offers numerous other dishes, most of them very tasty. But don't get greedy. Wait and eat your duck first. Savor it.