[Updated 14 Nov] Fans may be disappointed, but it seems like the opening of Quanjude 全聚德 in Singapore will not take place anytime soon due to “certain issues”.
Will update the post once DFD gets further news.
[Original Entry] Famous Peking Roast Duck restaurant Quanjude 全聚德 will be opening its first outlet in Singapore, to be located at 313@somerset (right below Hai Di Lao 海底捞火锅).
Quanjude is known to be established since 1864 during the Qing Dynasty, and the ducks are said to be originally reserved for the imperial families.
It is considered one of the must-visits for tourists in Beijing to have their fill of the Peking Duck.
Its original location is situated at Beijing Qianmen, with several other branches throughout China. Just look out for its signature cutesy duck icon.
The Quanjude roast duck preparation is unique, said to use open ovens and non-smoky hardwood fuel such as Chinese date, peach, or pear to add a subtle fruity flavor with a golden crisp to the skin.
I have tried the ducks too long ago in the main branch at Beijing, and it is good that the famed ducks and other dishes are going to be found right near home.
However, the restaurant chain is not without its criticism, said to be over-commercialised with inconsistent standards and “chop carrot prices”.
I wonder how prices would be like in Singapore. Let’s hope that it will be friendlier.
Quanjude Beijing Roast Duck 全聚德北京烤鸭
313@somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
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Hai Di Lao 海底捞火锅 (313@Somerset)
Swatow City (Singapore Recreation Club)
The Dragon Chamber (Plaza Singapura)
Chef Kang’s (Mackenzie Road)
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck (Paragon)
* Photo credit: Quanjude Beijing, Gridline Design Lab