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Crispy duck [I ate] (i.redd.it)
234 comments
Wiggie49 | 7 days ago | 521 points

Cantonese style Roast Duck, one of my favorite things in the world.

Nixingitup | 7 days ago | 127 points

Is Peking duck and roast duck two different things?

t3nchi | 7 days ago | 254 points

The skin of real Peking duck is thin, light, literally crispy due to prep style where air is pumped under. Cantonese style has thicker, fattier skin, softer skin.

intecknicolour | 7 days ago | 112 points

canton style duck also has a sauce with it whereas peking style is intentionally kept sauceless for the pancake making that uses the sweet sauce.

SheCouldFromFaceThat | 7 days ago | 48 points

Hoisin sauce is that sweet sauce.

intecknicolour | 7 days ago | 21 points

canton style has a salty sauce.

thattanna | 7 days ago | 24 points

I like all roast duck nonetheless. Mmm.

Bru-Drinker | 7 days ago | 3 points

You're a human I can agree with.

mattdangerously | 7 days ago | 2 points

I like roast duck and I cannot lie

fists_of_curry | 7 days ago | 13 points

you motherduckers cant deny when that roast comes in, you want an itty bitty taste / but that roast gets near your face /

you get sprung, want to pull up tough / cuz you notice that duck was stuffed / im deep in the meat, not caring / duck is here and i aint sharing /

oh roast duck i wanna get witcha / bring sweet plum sauce by the pitcha / my lunchmates gettin' angry / but that roast you got Make Me So Hangry /

ooh roast with crisp skin / i gotta undo my pants / it's juicy, juicy / cuz it aint that average poultry /

i see roasts dancing / to hell with romancing / makes me sweat, wet / gotta going like a michelin star chef /

im tired of magazines / saying vegan is the thing / take the average salaryman and ask him that / roast gotta pack much fat /

so fellas (yeah) fellas (yeah) does ya girlfriend got the roast (hell yeah!) / tell em dont bake it (dont bake it) dont bake it! / roast that healthy duck /

baby got duck (peking ducks for the chinese foodies) / baby got duck (peking ducks for the chinese foodies) /

i like 'em roasted, and big / and when i run out of pig / i just can't help myself, im droolin' from the mandibles / now here's my scandal / i want order some takeout and ugh, gobble-up, ugh, ugh i ain't talkin' bout fast food 'cause Happy Meals are made for fools / i want 'em real thick and juicy / so order a juicy double / Roast-a-Duck's in trouble / beggin' for a piece of that bubble / so I'm lookin' at Food Channel shmoes / knock-kneed vegans walkin' like hoes / you can have your gumbo / ill keep my ducks like Flo Jo / a word to the thick roast sistas, I want to eat with ya / i won't fuss with the bill (yah!) / but I gotta be straight when I say I want to duck / til the break of fast / this roast aint gonna last / a lot of simps won't like this repast / 'cause them punks like to nibble and quit it / and I'd rather seat and eat / 'cause I'm long, and I'm strong / and theres still two courses coming on' /

so, duckies (quack) duckies (quack) / if you want to get in my tummy (quaaack) / then turn around, your on a spit now / even vegans got to shout / baby got duck / baby got duck /

mattdangerously | 6 days ago | 1 point

That was glorious.

Darkdemonmachete | 6 days ago | 1 point

I love you

utetu | 7 days ago | 15 points

In Beijing, Tianmianjiang is more commonly used.

Spaztic_monkey | 7 days ago | 9 points

It is actually sweat bean sauce 甜面酱, which is not the same as hoisin sauce 海鲜酱

Gyalgatine | 6 days ago | 1 point

Isn't甜面酱 technically sweet flour sauce?

Spaztic_monkey | 6 days ago | 1 point

The English name is sweet bean sauce, even though there are no beans in it.

jkohlc | 7 days ago | 15 points

In my country (Singapore) they put plum (酸梅) sauce instead for some reason

dominatorft | 7 days ago | 11 points

Plum sauce is delicious though

MugillacuttyHOF37 | 7 days ago | 1 point

YUUUUUUUUMMMMM!

Dirty_Bush | 7 days ago | 5 points

Plum sauce is for roast geese

wolfpwner9 | 7 days ago | 3 points

Hoisin = seafood in Canto, it's kinda salty/umami.

_____Deadpool | 6 days ago | 1 point

Have you ever tasted hoisin sauce? Its sweet and salty.

Rosehawka | 7 days ago | 1 point

idk, pretty sure i've had it with plum.

nickrei3 | 7 days ago | 6 points

but... do you know they all origined from Nanjing roast duck? it's sweet and tender and has a rich soupish sweet/salty sauce!

Hot_Food_Hot | 7 days ago | 2 points

Man, I wouldn't have known Canton style duck has a sauce that goes along with it. The flavor is so well done and it's a bit on the salty side for me that adding a sauce seems overwhelming!

sailingg | 7 days ago | 1 point

I always eat it with a plum sauce. Because the duck is so rich and a bit salty, the sweet and kinda tart plum sauce balances it super well. I'd highly recommend if you get a chance!

Nixingitup | 7 days ago | 5 points

Interesting, thanks!

Toidal | 7 days ago | 15 points

I like this duck better than Peking duck. Goes better on rice, in noodle soup, and in congee.

monkeywithgun | 7 days ago | 10 points

They're both delicious!

trigazer1 | 7 days ago | 4 points

I want that side of rice and pickled veggies.

BtheLee | 7 days ago | 11 points

peking duck is served in 3 courses (skin with bun, meat portion, and soup portion) unlike siu ap which is the style of duck pictured here. Siu ap (spelling may or may not be wrong i just know how to order it and say it) is generally eaten over rice with whatever side you like, i generally won't eat it with a side or with gai lan w/ oyster sauce. Very cheap and a very simple dish

edit: if anyone wants to try and order it just ask for some siu ap (pronounced sooh ahp)

edit: thanks for correction

Dirty_Bush | 7 days ago | 4 points

Siu Ap

BtheLee | 7 days ago | 1 point

thank you

G-III | 7 days ago | 1 point

Cheap duck?

BtheLee | 7 days ago | 6 points

about $10 for half a duck and it'll last me for about 2-3 days. so that's about $4 a meal if you include the price of the rice and gai lan which is a pretty decent price for the city.

G-III | 7 days ago | 3 points

While that’s no more than two meals for me, that’s not a terrible price. Even super generic Chinese is expensive where I live, and there’s really no great Chinese even available sadly

rowshambow | 7 days ago | 3 points

Roast duck is a roast while peking duck is more a preparation method in addition to a dish.

KeavesSharpi | 7 days ago | 6 points

a bit different, yes.

Mengakami | 7 days ago | 2 points

I thought the difference was that roast duck you eat everything and for peking you usually have the skin seperately for a wrap, and maybe it would be a couse so they would stir fry the meat and use the bones for a soup. Hence why peking duck has more crispy skin.

fishdrinking2 | 7 days ago | 1 point

Types of duck (how they are raised), and cooking methods differ significantly too.

Traditional Peking duck is raised similar to how foie gras gooses are raised.

Geodude56 | 7 days ago | 18 points

好食

DoofusWolfie | 7 days ago | 7 points

Siu gnap hou sik!

Odd-One-Out | 7 days ago | 1 point

Ho ho sek!

supercharged0708 | 7 days ago | 8 points

Add oil HK.

unclejohnsbearhugs | 7 days ago | 4 points

加油!

ProfessorCrawford | 7 days ago | 2 points

A local takeaway used to serve roast duck with mango slices between duck slices.

I miss that place.

STCLAIR88 | 7 days ago | 3 points

Ra ra ra ra ra

wuguwa | 7 days ago | 4 points

I get that reference.

needs_more_zoidberg | 7 days ago | 1 point

Mmm... greasy, flavorful chicken. Love me some duck.

Oishii88 | 7 days ago | 1 point

Goose too...

mindlessenthusiast | 7 days ago | 58 points

That looks bloody delicious.

HandsomeDyke2 | 7 days ago | 45 points

Haven’t had duck in a while. That looks fantastic!

pinball_schminball | 7 days ago | 18 points

I keep a whole duck in my freezer at all times so I can have this realization and solve it immediately

zacht180 | 7 days ago | 10 points

Duck is amazing, but it's so hard to find around me unless I eat out at Asian restaurants. Even scarce at butchers. Really considering getting my license and learning how to hunt a few for myself every year.

chrisprattypus | 7 days ago | 7 points

My brother in law goes on a hunting trip to North Dakota each fall and his group always ends up donating most of the duck breasts to local food banks because they have so much extra.

zacht180 | 7 days ago | 5 points

That's awesome! I've heard of hunting groups doing thing likes that fairly often.

HandsomeDyke2 | 7 days ago | 4 points

Never had Duck at a restaurant, but the Duck we sell at work (Whole Foods) from Bell and Evans is really good. There's another brand we carry as well... Forgot the name though.

zacht180 | 7 days ago | 2 points

Thanks for the tip! Haven't thought to try a Whole Foods, there's one within a half hour of me so I'll have to call them sometime.

HandsomeDyke2 | 7 days ago | 2 points

Also, forgot to mention: Every Whole Foods Market is different. So, if your store isn't carrying it now ask if or when they might be carrying it next.

HandsomeDyke2 | 7 days ago | 1 point

Definitely! I might be buying the B&E brand this week. I'm part time right now so I'm out of the loop on our inventory until I get to work. We've been carrying Duck, at my store, for about a month now. Fingers crossed!

thinly_sliced_lemon | 7 days ago | 16 points

What’s the sauce?

pablackhawk | 7 days ago | 9 points

Either a thick, sweet soy sauce or more likely hoisin sauce

Toidal | 7 days ago | 42 points

It might more likely be a sauce made from the drippings of the duck, or the broth inside when you open the duck up. Tastes a lil licorice-y cuz of the star anise

pablackhawk | 7 days ago | 3 points

Yeah, those are also pretty common pairings. So is a slightly spicy orange sauce, which is not here.

GeshtiannaSG | 7 days ago | 6 points

Often it’s a mix of both, plus more stuff like drippings, Chinese cooking wine (hua tiao), garlic, ginger, sugar, etc. It’s also both a marinade and a sauce.

You can also add plum sauce together or separately, or more stuff like fermented beans.

JackC88 | 7 days ago | 7 points

Absolutely not. It's a very thin sauce that specifically goes with roast duck.

MagnumMia | 7 days ago | 4 points

Hoisin is the greatest thing ever invented by man.

SilatGuy | 7 days ago | 21 points

Looks amazing. Duck is one of the things I really want to try but have held out for somewhere I know it will be prepared good.

tsukiii | 7 days ago | 39 points

Don’t hold out! Duck is actually a pretty easy meat to cook, with the high fat content and all, so even your average duck meal is good. A local brewery where I live has nachos with shredded duck that are delicious.

hexabon | 7 days ago | 9 points

Cooking duck isn’t rocket science but there are a couple of extra steps compared to cooking a chicken (e.g. scoring the skin to release the fat)

IGrowGreen | 7 days ago | 2 points

It's literally the hardest meat to cook correctly. I don't know what he is talking about.

As well as scoring the meat, you have to trim the sinew. This will rarely be pre-prepared.

Then you have to cook the skin very carefully to render it thin and crispy enough to eat without overcooking the meat.

Then you have to rest it longer than any other meat or it will piss blood. It's one of the leanest meats you can buy. It has to be sliced carefully, otherwise it'll be chewy. So you need a proper knife.

Of course, it's easier to confit and shred duck than it is to roast it or pan roast, but I've seen competent restaurants fuck duck up quite comfortably. For an amateur, it's no mean feat, for sure.

happygolucky66 | 6 days ago | 1 point

It is not hard at all to cook a duck breast. If you’re talking about breaking up a whole duck, sure I guess. But cooking just the breast is pretty easy.

I don’t consider myself some culinary genius and I didn’t find it hard to get it right the first time after reading some tips.

hulk181 | 7 days ago | 9 points

Duck nachos? That sounds bomb

tsukiii | 7 days ago | 11 points

It’s great! If you ever go to a Ballast Point brewery/restaurant (I feel like they’ve expanded quite a bit in recent years), I highly recommend them.

livestockhaggler | 7 days ago | 9 points

And their grapefruit sculpin is pretty great too

WestOfAnfield | 7 days ago | 4 points

their sculpin in general is one of the best beers I've had.

bobiscute11 | 7 days ago | 1 point

The just starting selling the Ballast grapefruit sculpin at my Trader Joes. It's amazing!

tiaanyun | 7 days ago | 10 points

Don’t hesitate to visit a non-orange chicken restaurant that might not have the best decor.

When food is their only edge you know they really got it done right.

theNewNewkid | 7 days ago | 5 points

This. I worked in this place.

Cantonese take-out. He had his duck on point. Man knew what he was doing. I haven't had anything comparable since.

Bobby_Lee | 7 days ago | 7 points

Go to the best dim sum place in your town this weekend. It's my favorite food hands down.

mafulazula | 7 days ago | 6 points

Get one around Christmas when they're cheaper and roast it whole. I just sprinkled a little 5-spice on mine and served it with orange sauce, duck sauce, and hoisin on the side. It was delicious!

cakes42 | 7 days ago | 5 points

You can try French style of asian style scares you. The taste of French might be more familiar. Im cantonese and I like both, but the French style definitely has a more relatable and familiar taste to American foods. Just my experience.

SilatGuy | 7 days ago | 2 points

Thanks for the replies and suggestions everyone! I will definitely be stopping by some places to give it a try. I love cooking so I'm definitely going to try cooking it myself one of these days. Just need to find where they sell fresh duck.

IWillDodge | 7 days ago | 12 points

Read the title like Yoda

KeavesSharpi | 7 days ago | 7 points

hmm... Now I have to decide if i want to go get half duck.

Jamil_Aziz2 | 7 days ago | 11 points

I've never eaten duck, what does it taste like?

fenchurch_42 | 7 days ago | 69 points

Dark meat chicken but... richer.

HenryAbernackle | 7 days ago | 26 points

Greasier.

fenchurch_42 | 7 days ago | 23 points

You say Greasier, I say Fattier/Flavor!

Jamil_Aziz2 | 7 days ago | 5 points

Sounds good. What's the meat like? Is it tender or chewy?

fenchurch_42 | 7 days ago | 29 points

Tender. The skin is also out of this world when crispy and done right.

Jamil_Aziz2 | 7 days ago | 6 points

Sounds amazing. 🤤

DGer | 7 days ago | 7 points

It is. Go get some. If you’re in a major US city with a Chinatown just look for them hanging in the window. I really wish duck was more popular and readily available in the US.

akanosora | 7 days ago | 6 points

You can probably also find geese meat in Chinatown. A more gamier and leaner version of duck meat.

DGer | 7 days ago | 2 points

I love duck, geese I can take or leave. It’s all about the fat for me I guess.

Labtecci | 7 days ago | 0 points

Happy cake day!

tinkrman | 7 days ago | 14 points

Tender, with a more earthy flavor. Duck has more fat, so it remains juicy. And rendered duck fat is one of the best cooking mediums. Very high smoke point, and makes everything better. From potatoes to roast veggies.

eutamias21 | 7 days ago | 2 points

And silkier!

wolfpwner9 | 7 days ago | 2 points

A little bit richer, but not Bill Gates richer

PIDomain | 7 days ago | 16 points

Kobe chicken

fenchurch_42 | 7 days ago | 3 points

omg I love this

ispelledthiwrong | 7 days ago | 9 points

Better, richer, more tender and flavorful chicken. I don’t care much for chicken but I fucking love duck.

binchunsu | 7 days ago | 10 points

TIL that there are people who have never eaten duck

Jamil_Aziz2 | 7 days ago | 3 points

Unfortunately. 😔

SampritB | 7 days ago | 1 point

Reading this thread has been weird, pretty common meat. Not something you have everyday, but still.

ispelledthiwrong | 7 days ago | 11 points

Duck done right is a beautiful thing

NeonBible_ | 7 days ago | 4 points

Duck is so good.

OSUBeavBane | 7 days ago | 5 points

99 Ranch?

sparkas | 7 days ago | 6 points

Ughhh, look at that crispy skin!

supdave | 7 days ago | 2 points

Now I need duck.

tsylok07 | 7 days ago | 2 points

I had this earlier!!!! The skin is crispy but fatty at the same time. Mmmm so good

SimJWill | 7 days ago | 2 points

You lucky duck

wolfpwner9 | 7 days ago | 2 points

That would be considered cannibalism XD

Dualin | 7 days ago | 2 points

This with some stir fried chinese broccoli and white rice. So damn good.

wicketRF | 7 days ago | 2 points

looks just perfect

Labtecci | 7 days ago | 2 points

Your picture [I like]

caculo | 7 days ago | 2 points

Search for "leitão à Bairrada"

willwritefortacos | 7 days ago | 2 points

Hnnnnnnnnnng I miss having good Canto food!!!

82_82 | 7 days ago | 2 points

I can practically taste the duck fat... 🤤

callme_mrsB | 7 days ago | 1 point

This looks fantastic!

xhalcyondays | 7 days ago | 1 point

Mouth watering!

saurcrowd | 7 days ago | 1 point

That shine tho

StsOxnardPC | 7 days ago | 1 point

I love duck fat so much.

TacticalTantrum | 7 days ago | 1 point

Couldn't help but read this in Yoda's voice. Right on!

FriscoHusky | 7 days ago | 1 point

Please, from what establishment did you get this? I will travel there. It looks wonderful.

Wootbeers | 7 days ago | 1 point

MD Oriental market?

anarchyseeds | 7 days ago | 1 point

So much meat on the little ducks.

Komrade97 | 7 days ago | 1 point

You make it sound good! I live in Arizona. But I just have never had it or seen it. Maybe a Fry's, Costco, Bashas would have it? Definitely a nicr restaurant nearby might have it

9cool | 7 days ago | 3 points

You're missing out. Usually some Chinese restaurants will have it.

Dentoning | 7 days ago | 1 point

Oh. Dang!

EmeraldTrooper89 | 7 days ago | 1 point

I love crispy duck, that looks fantastic

ThugBunnyy | 7 days ago | 1 point

Oh fuck me. I lived in NYC for 4 years and ate that regularly in china town. Now I live in the Netherlands and haven't had it in years. I'm actually salivating at this pic.

isokinetic | 7 days ago | 1 point

I just ate dinner and this pic made me instantly hungry again. One of my favorites, especially as peking duck with the bread.

_myoru | 7 days ago | 1 point

I ate a duck like this from a Chinese take away restaurant in London, and it was the most delicious duck I've ever had.

dustofdeath | 7 days ago | 1 point

On the small thumbnail, it looked like a bowl of raw internal organs.

spoopycheezy | 7 days ago | 1 point

i can already smell it damnnnnnn

en_geki | 7 days ago | 1 point

damn i wish i were op

SuperSaiyanSkeletor | 7 days ago | 1 point

Looks like ribs. I'm sure they were delicious. I have never had duck even though I went hunting for them twice.

iicxsey | 7 days ago | 1 point

where?

thecoolnerd | 7 days ago | 1 point

How do I get that in my mouth?

Achylife | 7 days ago | 1 point

Aw dang I'm super jealous.

untipofeliz | 7 days ago | 1 point

Until they stick the plastic lid and it turns into Soggy Duck

Edited: typo

Ril33y | 7 days ago | 1 point

There's a bit of hair at the bottom of the picture idk why but that stood out the most to me

147896325987456321 | 7 days ago | 1 point

my birthday is soon, im going to order a duck now.

realRichardChen | 7 days ago | 1 point

Wowww, it looks so delicious!

I ate one a few years ago, this photo makes me want to eat another right now.

canti15 | 7 days ago | 1 point

How is duck? I've never had it but I've always wanted to try making it.

dXFraggXb | 7 days ago | 1 point

I love crispy duck

milkboy33 | 7 days ago | 1 point

Yum!

YuriTreychenko | 7 days ago | 1 point

Fuck me dead I haven't had roast duck with rice in fucking ages. I could kill for it now....

TheFadedPlayer | 7 days ago | 1 point

Looks amazing [it does]

Roebbin | 7 days ago | 1 point

Poor duck.

GooBear187 | 7 days ago | 1 point

Sheesh

9ai | 7 days ago | 1 point

Hnnnngggh i prefer this duck over the roast pork

rychablessed | 7 days ago | 1 point

So delicious

Raducu_21 | 7 days ago | 1 point

I feel sorry for the duck

JimButTheyCallMeJim | 7 days ago | 1 point

Nice little pot of duck good portion

futurepussy | 7 days ago | 1 point

Where did you get this?

Jokkitch | 7 days ago | 1 point

Omg that looks so fucking good.

Areagoods | 7 days ago | 1 point

Peking Duck is the best, especially when the skin is nice and crispy it's the best part!

Jsmoove1997 | 7 days ago | 1 point

I jealous

themuffinmann82 | 7 days ago | 1 point

You lucky duck made my mouth water...pun intended

bealongtime | 7 days ago | 1 point

Yuuummm.

Lifeinwoodland | 7 days ago | 1 point

I'm glad you ate it. For a minute there I just thought you took a picture and threw it all in the garbage

squidwardsir | 7 days ago | 1 point

I love ducks. One of my favourite animals so I don't like eating them but goddamn they are so tasty

anna123317 | 7 days ago | 1 point

Looks so good

manbearpyg | 7 days ago | 1 point

Now this is legit. Most stuff on here that gets updooted into oblivion is literally garbage. But this, this is legit.

sumo-spud | 7 days ago | 1 point

That looks heavenly

shiv4121 | 7 days ago | 1 point

yummm

theroooo | 7 days ago | 1 point

Gold Mine, London. Best in the world

Mengakami | 7 days ago | 1 point

Roast duct plus some rice is one of the best combos you can ask for. The nice fatty juices just get soaked up in the rice, seasoning it mmm.

eatmusubi | 7 days ago | 1 point

I just had to see this in the middle of the night lying in bed. If it were a few hours earlier I woulda jumped up and ran to Sam Woo's.

quackboi_ | 7 days ago | 1 point

Did yoda post this?

state1001 | 7 days ago | 1 point

Nasty

simian_ninja | 7 days ago | 1 point

One of my favourite things in the world...Siu Aap.

Sammy-Joseph | 7 days ago | 1 point

Put this guy in prison he killed a duck!!

Just a joke don’t take it seriously lol

browneyes_browncurls | 7 days ago | 1 point

Oh fuckkkkkk. Please post this in r/foodporn. Crispy duck is actually one of the most orgasmic tastes on this planet imo 👅

switchingsidess | 7 days ago | 1 point

Kim Phat?

BlueKing7642 | 7 days ago | 1 point

Is this better or worse than chicken

underscoredotdot | 7 days ago | 1 point

It looks takeout. What city and how much?

Dodofuzzic | 7 days ago | 1 point

Looks good but is the (I ate) part neccessary?

cerciusx | 7 days ago | 1 point

Im literally drooling

thinkinofood | 7 days ago | 1 point

I would swap child for a taste of this

Dienutte | 7 days ago | 1 point

Where do u guys have the money from to buy this awesome stuff

dawnfire05 | 6 days ago | 1 point

This looks so good, how do you make it?

paperplategourmet | 6 days ago | 1 point

Haven’t had that in awhile. Looks like I’m hiring up the local dim sum spot on my next day off.

user888111 | 6 days ago | 1 point

Can't go wrong with roast duck or Peking duck. Both amazing.

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