When travel to Beijing, except for visiting the Great Wall and Forbidden City etc. famous sight spots, eating Beijing Roast duck is a must. Quan Ju De Roast Duck is the most famous restaurant for roast duck all over the world, from world leaders to normal visitors. Here has it sayhttp://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/beijing/dinning/duck.htm.
As with most companies, my company likes Quan Ju de as one of the restaurant to host our guests. I would go sometimes as a companion. Last time I went was when the CEO's assistant was visiting. I do not eat meat as you know. But it was a pain when I was smelling the aroma while the cooks take the ducks to your table and slice them to pieces. They will give you a card with the numbers of the duck you had, we call it the poor duck's "ID".
The ducks were delicious, but the service wasn't that good in my opinion. Andy has made a comment on his blog about the service in Hong Kong http://theabc.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/01/service.html. I have never been to Hong Kong so I don't know how the service is there. But in Beijing, the service especially at the international famous brand stores like Ports, Dior etc...is terrible. they give you a cold shoulder even tnough you bought expensive clothes from them. They always show you a cold face even though they are saying" Welcome". There's a ridiculous regulation that the brand stores must hire Beijing ID holders( Local people) as their employees.
While the office manager took our guest to the sight spots, he used my camera so I borrowed the acrobatics pictures. I have never been to this kind of show but would like to see it when it's available.They looks beautiful, aren't they? I hope I can be as flexible as those girls.