Beijing for two nights
We're only going to be in Beijing for two nights this coming weekend. Staying at the Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing. We want duck one night. Where should we have the duck and where should we eat the second night? Lunch suggesttions would also be appreciated. Not really concerned about prices - this is a one-time adventure! Thanks.
I am in Beijing working for 6 to 12 months, but I have concentrated more on interesting local experiences, rather than grand culinary indulgences(not that there is anything wrong with that).
This thread should give you a few good ideas: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...
There appear to be wildly divergent opinions on duck in these boards. Suggest you search the China board for "Peking Duck" or perhaps just "Duck" and judge for yourself based on the descriptions. I cannot provide a recommendation.
I would encourage you to try Din Tai Fung for xiao long bao(soup dumplings), perhaps for lunch one day. The thread above will give you several different opinions about DTF. I like it well enough to eat there weekly, even with all the other great spots available.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can provide a phone number in case I can be of help while you are here. Enjoy your visit!!
Duun if you are referring to my posts about DTF, but let me make it clear that I have no problem with the food at DTF, just the pricing and the overly gratuitous service. As I've said, it might be the best option in Beijing to experience very good xiaolong bao, cost be damned.