On our trip to China, my sister and I had a free day before the rest of our family arrived. I looked up a number of places, and being the city in China to have duck, I suggested we try a nice restaurant called Da Dong Roast Duck. It took us a long time to find, namely because I didn’t have internet roaming and our map didn’t seem to have the right landmarks. We got there in the end.
Even at 2pm we had a short wait since the restaurant is so popular. It appeared to be large, cavernous but of course there are a lot of people in China and apparently this restaurant wins numerous awards. I definitely give them the award of the largest menu ever built with detailed pictures of the food assembled as one might expect on a coffee table book of some sort.
Of course, we wouldn’t want to come to the restaurant and not have the duck. Whilst waiting, we could see the large kitchen of many ducks hanging and being sliced as they prepared their way for the table-side serving service that is very traditional in this form of serving. On a good note, we were offered nice ice blocks of red bean to cool down as we waited – a nice touch that’s not typical in Chinese restaurants and shows what the service was like.
We had a huge table for just the two of us, and it wasn’t long before our tableside cutting service of duck arrived. Quick and efficient, it wasn’t very long until we were tucking into duck pancake including the many assortment of condiments provided at the table. href=”http://www.thekua.com/doesfood/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CuttingBig.jpg” title=”Cutting”>