Duck de Chine’s Half Price Daily Dim Sum Deal
I’m not sure what the deal is with Peking duck restaurants doing Cantonese Dim Sum for lunch, but looks like this is becoming a growing trend in China’s capital.
After The Opposite House‘s in-house duck restaurant Jing Yaa Tang came out with their unlimited dim sum lunch deal every day between 12PM-3PM, Beijingers went gaga for dim sum delicacies. And now 1949 – The Hidden City in south Sanlitun’s Duck de Chine is about to give Jing Yaa Tang and every other Canto resto serving dim sum some serious competition with its half price daily dim sum deal.
Offered every day of the week (including weekends!), Duck de Chine’s half price dim sum menu is available between 11AM-2:30PM. Using its own mini paper menu (pictured above), the menu is written in both English and Chinese and broken down into different dim sum categories: Soups, Steamed, Pan-fried/Deep-fried/Baked, Rice/Noodles, Rice Rolls, Snacks, and Sweets.
You can mark and tick off items of your choosing and little red characters next to dish names signify whether the dish is Recommended 推剪 or New 新.
The bottom of the menu includes a selection of different Chinese tea (RMB 18 per person) and includes Pu’er, Tieguanyin, Oolong, Jasmine, Chrysanthemum and Longjing Green Tea.
And if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can even order Duck de Chine’s signature Beijing Roast Duck at 30% discount at RMB 188 for a whole duck (regular price is RMB 268). Other signature dishes from their kitchen on 30% discounted offer include Sauteed Chicken with Ginkgo (RMB 98), Braised Shiitake Mushrooms and Tofu with Shrimp Roe (RMB 68) and six other veggie and meat dishes.
Since we came for the dim sum, that’s what we stuck to. Between three of us, we managed to munch through 11 different dishes (most serving 2-4 pieces each), which was, in hindsight, perfect for our party of 3.
LDS Snapshots of Duck de Chine’s Dim Sum Deal:
Pork Dumplings with Crab Roe “Shao Mai” (RMB 24)
Pan-Fried Turnip Cakes (RMB 19)
Shrimp Dumplings “Har Gao” (RMB 24)
Deep-Fried Pork Dumplings (RMB 19)
Close-Up of the Inside Goodness
Soup-Filled Xiao Long Bao (RMB 19)
Crystal Dumplings with Pumpkin & BBQ Pork (RMB 19)
“Chaozhou” dumplings (RMB 19)
Steamed Dough Stick 油条 Rice Rolls (RMB 24)
Black Sesame Dumplings with Peanuts (RMB 19)
Close-Up of Oozing Black Sesame
Baked Milk Egg Tartlets (RMB 19)
More Oozing with these Melt-in-your-Mouth Egg Tarts
I would probably never have even considered eating dim sum at Duck de Chine’s regular prices, but with 50% off the majority of the menu and everything else discounted at about 30% off, this is one of the best dim sum deals in town.
The total bill was about RMB 80 per person for our party of three, which is significantly less than Jing Yaa Tang’s RMB 118 + 15% service charge. Even though the latter is all-you-can-eat, we pretty filled our stomachs to the brink of discomfort with Duck de Chine’s dangerously good lunch deal as well.
Duck de Chine 1949 – The Hidden City Sanlitun:
Lunch Time: 11AM-2:30PM
Address: 1949 – The Hidden City Complex in South Sanlitun (next to JingA Taproom and Okra), Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District
Chinese Address: 朝阳区工体北路, 太平洋百货南门对面
Tel: 6501 8881