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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Lisbon – Oriente – great lunch @Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

Today we enjoyed a very good post-Adegga wine market lunch at the recently opened Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant at Oriente. The main players from Adegga were there – the two Andrés and Daniel, who looks after the logistics etc in the backroom. Apparently Oriente has become a popular place for Chinese to buy property. Hence the demand for a really good Chinese restaurant. 

As the name suggests the restaurant's speciality is Pekin Duck – available as 
whole duck or a half. They serve the breast first with the traditional accompaniments, then the legs etc. sliced with a sweet and sour sauce. Then finally the various fragments fried until they are crisp. All three ways are delicious.    

Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant 

Classic Chinese landscape

 2015 Alvarinho Reserva Deu-la-Deu
This popular Vinho Verde brand is looking to introduce some more 
prestige cuvées like this reserva – drinking well
but may also improve with age

Slicing the duck

First course for the duck with its own special duck head dish

 Duck soup

Spicy and delicious sea bass soup –
heat provided by Sichuan pepper and chillies  

Sizzling prawns with chillies

 Sparkling Alvarinho Reguengo de Melgaço 

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