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Quanjude (famous for Peking Duck) is coming to Canada

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I had Quanjude in Beijing a few years back and I really loved it. I had Dayali here as well and I felt that the difference would be in it's flavour...of course, Quanjude is a duck from China and Dayali is Ontario (hopefully).

But the main difference I find with these two places versus the cheap(er) Peking Duck places in Toronto is in how it gets skinned. Eating Peking Duck skin is all about JUST the skin. I believe that proper skinning is to just take off the crispy skin and the bit of fat below it. They should not be cutting up chunks of duck meat with those slices. That is how the skin is served when I was in Beijing, but at the basic restaurants in Toronto (not Dayali), they always take chunks of meat along with the skin.

Another thing I notice is that the skin colour is different. It is a very nice golden brown at Quanjude and Dayali, but a dark brown at other places - reminiscent of roast duck except the skin is crispier.

Well, just what I remember from China. I am eager to go again after they open.
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When are they coming to Toronto? Estimated ETA?
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Just saw a sign for a new restaurant called QJD Peking Duck. Guessing it's short for Quanjude Peking Duck. No sign yet for opening date.

It's located on lower level of Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at 7095 Woodbine Ave (just north of Steeles).
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lol. Several years ago, gf (now wife) and I were walking around Beijing and came across a line of people waiting at a window to order food. We waited in line and found out it was for Peking duck. We ordered the meal with everything. Got handed a duck in a vacuum sealed bag plus all of the bread. It was cold. Went to the hotel room to try to heat it up. Had nothing else and decided to boil water and heat up the duck. Wasn't crunchy... but man, the duck was good.

Now I am drooling.
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gr8dlr wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 10:29 am
Just saw a sign for a new restaurant called QJD Peking Duck. Guessing it's short for Quanjude Peking Duck. No sign yet for opening date.

It's located on lower level of Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at 7095 Woodbine Ave (just north of Steeles).
I guess we are close to the restaurant opening.

They are even hiring Peking Duck specialists.

https://ca.indeed.com/job/roast-duck-sp ... 26d63f8eba
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If you guys want to try Peking duck ala Quan Ju De style now, go to The Peking Duck Kitchen in Scarborough. Their chef used to work at Quan Ju De. Their wrapper skins are really nice and thin.
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Google'd Quan Ju De and it came up the location. Even Google has it now.
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