Beijing Part 11: Special Peking Duck Dinner

It is Saturday morning and where else would I be but Beijing with Tess Karlinski.. what should have been a slap up meal in a top restaurant was marred by tough duck and measly wine.. but you won’t be disappointed by heading over to read the full post. Tess always includes some fascinting facts on life in China.. #recommended

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When the bus dropped us off, we stumbled to the restaurant down an alley and a weird sidewalk, up-heaved and unfinished, or maybe under construction. We entered a shopping mall and took the escalator to the second floor. The women wanted to look around and shop. We hadn’t been in a Chinese mall yet. Again, no time. I didn’t care about actual shopping, but I wanted to compare a mall in the east to what we knew at home. From our rushed escort, I’d say they are comparable.

Fancy caving of Peking Duck                          Fancy carving of Peking Duck. Check out the wine glass on the table.

Our heads swiveled as we ascended, but Robert whisked the English 8 into the most upscale restaurant we’d been to so far. All the restaurants thus far wouldn’t be mistaken for anything…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

8 thoughts on “Beijing Part 11: Special Peking Duck Dinner

  1. I know Tess has closed comments, but I wanted to comment on the fine paid for having a 2nd child, brutal! Hoping Tess is making some positive progress with her situation. 🙂 xoxo Hugs to both of you.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Sally. I have also read about the lifting of the one-child policy due to issues with a heavily weighted male population and the aging population support problem. Chinese children seem to generally be very well disciplined, even those living in other countries.

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