Quan Ju De = 27 December 2013
27.12.2013 - 27.12.2013 -6 °C
The lovely family we had met on our tour group was nice enough to invite us to dinner, so we met them at the Quan Ju De roast duck restaurant.
It was five stories high, and had huge ballrooms that could sit up to 600 people, and there were also numerous private dining rooms that sat about 100 people all up – the entire restaurant could serve 3,000 people! Apparently it is favoured by Communist Party Officials, and was a total throw back to the 1970s with pink and red decoration, and huge crystal chandeliers:
As we walked out of the elevator, we walked past the kitchen, where there were ducks hanging in front of the wood fired ovens:
We ordered duck spring rolls, duck pate and two roasted ducks, with spring onions and pancakes. Oh my goodness, it was so delicious.
While we were eating, the family told us some funny stories about children's names in America that they had actually seen. One woman named her twins 'La'Washa' and 'La'Drya'. When the names were written down on the certificate, the woman specified that in the middle there needed to be a 'comma to the top'. When the nurse clarified and said 'an apostrophe?', the woman said 'no, I want a comma to the top'.