August 16, 2008

Perfect Peking Duck

Beijing Gourmand finds the use of the word Peking as the name for China's capital mildly annoying. However, this TV episode from Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal was so interesting I'm posting it anyway. In search of the secret to cooking the perfect Beijing roast duck (北京烤鸭) Heston goes to Da Dong (大董烤鸭店), deservedly one of Beijing's most famous duck restaurants.

Hidden in a hutong south of Tiananmen, Li Qun is another duck restaurant that Beijing Gourmand highly recommends.

Update: Read 'Like a (kaoya) Virgin', my review of Da Dong.

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