Quan Ju De Duck Restaurant
As the name implies, it’s all about the roast Peking duck at this Chongwen district restaurant. The Quan Ju De brand (government-affiliated) began in 1864, and now has many locations across China. Quanren Yang, the first restaurant manager, came from a province suffering from famine and used his business savvy to establish the now-famous brand. Dishes are made from nearly every part of the duck, and it’s sliced at table side. Pay a set price for the duck and the “trimmings,” or pay extra for each accoutrement, such as thin pancakes and sauces.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.