Beijing Dadong Kaoya Dian is acclaimed for ite Peking duck and claims to use a special method to reduce the amount of fat in its birds. The duck slices are served with a wide assortment of condiments (garlic, green onion, radish). The menu is extensive and dishes are presented in a visually appealing manner. Every meal comes with a free fruit plate and dessert.
Kaorou Ji at the Back Lakes area is a Muslim restaurant famed for its roast lamb on hotplate. We ordered the signature lamb dish and though I'm not a fan of lamb, the meat was very well marinated with various spices and masked the characteristic smell of the meat. After dinner, we strolled around the area and most bars/cafes were packed with people watching the kick-off of the World Cup.
Back Lakes area by night
Since everyone was tired by the last night, we had dinner at a restaurant near our hotel, which proved to be pretty good. There were several other restaurants at the same row and all were brightly and attractively lit to lure diners.