How to Slice A Peking Roast Duck

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Peking Roast Duck is a famous local dish in Beijing. Legend has it that roast duck was invented during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang who founded the Mingy Dynasty was fond of duck very much. Therefore, his chefs invented roast duck to please the emperor.

Roast duck was introduced to Beijing after the Emperor Zhu Di who was the fourth son of Zhu Yuanzhang moved the capital from Nanjing to Beijing. However, the civilians had no chance of tasting roast duck until the 11th emperor Zhu Houcong came to the throne.

Bian Yi Fang, the first roast duck restaurant in Beijing, was opened at Mishi Hutong during the reign of Emperor Zhu Houcong. Another famous roast duck restaurant called Quan Ju De was opened in 1864.

You might have tried Peking Roast Duck before. But do you know how the roast is sliced and put on the plate? If not, you should watch this piece of video carefully.

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