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Published September 2nd 2012
Melbourne's polished gem, brought straight over from Beijing
Greeted with extravagant china sets in yellow and blue, a color combination formerly reserved only for the emperor and empress of China, your excitement is hyped-up for the internationally famous Guanjude Peking Duck restaurant at 299 Queen Street in the Melbourne CBD. The Beijing-originated authentic restaurant was first opened around 150 years ago and brought over to Melbourne in 2008
The upscale features isn't just for show. Your roast duck, the must-enjoy speciality is brought over to your table by the chef, who carves the pieces in front of you. The signature duck order, in either whole or half of a duck, is prepared elegantly into a plate of crispy duck skin as entree, the main duck meat slices with steamed pancake wraps, cucumber and green onion pieces, and sweet and salty sauce. The meal is finished with a bowl of savory duck soup.
At the end of the course, you'll have an indecisive moment with the large selection of ice cream flavors and traditional Chinese deserts. One of the many choices is Peking Toffee Apple with Ice Cream, served for two. The work of art, flying thin pieces, is fine candy, melting sweetly in your mouth.
This rare delicacy is prepared with such a perfection and care. Although a delicious duck is always nice, Quanjude restaurant would pamper you on the occasion of birthdays, wedding celebrations, or business outings. Booking is advised ahead of time.