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Updated: 2013-07-06 07:13
( China Daily)

Out for a duck

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You don't need to spend a lot for a Peking roast duck feast. Quanjude Peking Roast Duck's Shuangjing branch is launching a Peking roast duck buffet that features not only roast duck but also a variety of other duck dishes. Diners can enjoy duck liver salad, duck wings flavored by marinated soy bean or smoked duck leg accompanied by spicy potato chips. The restaurant even makes a duck heart kebab.

The restaurant's centerpiece is roast duck, wrapped in steamed cakes or stuffed in crisp sesame cakes. Duck soup is also offered. Besides duck dishes, there are 10 hot dishes, 12 cold dishes, and 11 pastries and fruits. The meal costs 88 yuan ($14) per head for lunch, 98 yuan for dinner and 58 yuan for children.

8 Guangqumenwai Street, southwest corner of Shuangjing Bridge, East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-5861-2288.

- Ye Jun

Food with a view

Rooftop dining is becoming increasingly popular, especially if the view is good. Nuage, or Qing Yun Lou, combines French style Vietnamese cuisine with traditional Shandong food. The restaurant has opened up its rooftop patio which has a great view of the Qianhai Lake area, with Beijing's famous drum and bell towers to the north, and rambling hutong surrounding the area. The patio terrace is the highest in the area and a good spot for a romantic get-together.

22 Qianhai Lake east bank, Xicheng district, Beijing. 010-6401-9581.

- Ye Jun

Flavors of Asia

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Chefs from Westin Bund Center Shanghai's three kitchens are jointly preparing a variety of Asian cuisines featuring Thai, Japanese and Chinese styles for the hotel's EEST Crystal Garden. The all-you-can-eat dim sum feast will allow diners to choose from 100 dishes, including crispy, radish cake with homemade XO sauce, and Thai deep-fried chicken wrapped with Pandan leaves, marinated in Thai spices overnight - all freshly cooked to order. The wide selection is available from 11 am to 2 pm every Saturday and Sunday, starting from 148 yuan ($24) per head, including free flowing soft drinks and chilled juice. A 15-percent service fee is also charged.

EEST Crystal Garden, F5, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, 88 Middle Henan Road, Shanghai. 021-6103-5048.

- Xu Junqian

Classified information

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Classified is known for offering premium artisan cheeses, boutique wines and handcrafted bread at their neighborhood cafes. They have now expanded to Horizon Plaza in Ap Lei Chau where they are located within Tequila Kola's designer showroom. Their gourmet sandwiches, healthy salads and tempting pastries are also available this location. The cafe is open 10 am-7 pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am-7pm (last orders at 6:30 pm) on Sundays and public holidays.

Classified Tequila Kola, 1/F, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong. 852-2542-3454.

- Donna Mah

(China Daily 07/06/2013 page12)