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Beijing Roast Duck (北京烤鸭) Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Without a doubt the most famous dish in all of China, Beijing Roast Duck (北京烤鸭 in Chinese) has been around since the days of the Ming Dynasty. These days, everyone can eat like the Emperor in Beijing’s countless upscale restaurants (for a price, of course). A visit to one of these fine dining establishments is quite the experience, ranking up there with the Great Wall and Summer Palace as absolute necessities on a visit to the capital. It is a lengthy, intricate process that brings the delectable duck from the pond to your plate, and you will surely appreciate all of the effort that goes into each duck when you take your first bite. Join me on a trip to one of Beijing’s best restaurants to see for yourself!

北京大董烤鸭店 – Běijīng dà dǒng kǎo yā diàn
Beijing Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant

免费的葡萄酒 – miǎn fèi de pú táo jiǔ
free wine

在北京,烤鸭是最有名的菜 – zài Běi jīng, kǎo yā shì zuì yǒu míng de cài
In Beijing, roast duck is the most famous dish.

片烤鸭 – piàn kǎo yā
slice the roast duck

服务员 – fú wù yuán

我吃鸭脑,我很勇敢 – Wǒ chī yā nǎo, wǒ hěn yǒng gǎn
I eat the duck brain. I am very brave.

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


  1. Danny:

    Cool video. Kao Ya is one of my most favorite Chinese dishes. It’s sad, for how many Chinese restaurants we have here in the U.S., I’ve never come across any one serving it.

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