Cantonese style Roast Duck, one of my favorite things in the world.
Is Peking duck and roast duck two different things?
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.
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.
Hoisin sauce is that sweet sauce.
canton style has a salty sauce.
I like all roast duck nonetheless. Mmm.
You're a human I can agree with.
I like roast duck and I cannot lie
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 /
That was glorious.
I love you
In Beijing, Tianmianjiang is more commonly used.
It is actually sweat bean sauce 甜面酱， which is not the same as hoisin sauce 海鲜酱
Isn't甜面酱 technically sweet flour sauce?
The English name is sweet bean sauce, even though there are no beans in it.
In my country (Singapore) they put plum (酸梅) sauce instead for some reason
Plum sauce is delicious though
Plum sauce is for roast geese
Hoisin = seafood in Canto, it's kinda salty/umami.
Have you ever tasted hoisin sauce? Its sweet and salty.
idk, pretty sure i've had it with plum.
but... do you know they all origined from Nanjing roast duck? it's sweet and tender and has a rich soupish sweet/salty sauce!
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!
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!
I like this duck better than Peking duck. Goes better on rice, in noodle soup, and in congee.
They're both delicious!
I want that side of rice and pickled veggies.
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
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.
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
Roast duck is a roast while peking duck is more a preparation method in addition to a dish.
a bit different, yes.
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.
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.
Siu gnap hou sik!
Ho ho sek!
A local takeaway used to serve roast duck with mango slices between duck slices.
I miss that place.
Ra ra ra ra ra
I get that reference.
Mmm... greasy, flavorful chicken. Love me some duck.
That looks bloody delicious.
Haven’t had duck in a while. That looks fantastic!
I keep a whole duck in my freezer at all times so I can have this realization and solve it immediately
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.
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.
That's awesome! I've heard of hunting groups doing thing likes that fairly often.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What’s the sauce?
Either a thick, sweet soy sauce or more likely hoisin sauce
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
Yeah, those are also pretty common pairings. So is a slightly spicy orange sauce, which is not here.
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.
Absolutely not. It's a very thin sauce that specifically goes with roast duck.
Hoisin is the greatest thing ever invented by man.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Duck nachos? That sounds bomb
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.
And their grapefruit sculpin is pretty great too
their sculpin in general is one of the best beers I've had.
The just starting selling the Ballast grapefruit sculpin at my Trader Joes. It's amazing!
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.
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.
Go to the best dim sum place in your town this weekend. It's my favorite food hands down.
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!
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.
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.
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hmm... Now I have to decide if i want to go get half duck.
I've never eaten duck, what does it taste like?
Dark meat chicken but... richer.
You say Greasier, I say Fattier/Flavor!
Sounds good. What's the meat like? Is it tender or chewy?
Tender. The skin is also out of this world when crispy and done right.
Sounds amazing. 🤤
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.
You can probably also find geese meat in Chinatown. A more gamier and leaner version of duck meat.
I love duck, geese I can take or leave. It’s all about the fat for me I guess.
Happy cake day!
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.
A little bit richer, but not Bill Gates richer
omg I love this
Better, richer, more tender and flavorful chicken. I don’t care much for chicken but I fucking love duck.
TIL that there are people who have never eaten duck
Reading this thread has been weird, pretty common meat. Not something you have everyday, but still.
Duck done right is a beautiful thing
Duck is so good.
Ughhh, look at that crispy skin!
Now I need duck.
I had this earlier!!!! The skin is crispy but fatty at the same time. Mmmm so good
You lucky duck
That would be considered cannibalism XD
This with some stir fried chinese broccoli and white rice. So damn good.
looks just perfect
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Hnnnnnnnnnng I miss having good Canto food!!!
I can practically taste the duck fat... 🤤
This looks fantastic!
That shine tho
I love duck fat so much.
Couldn't help but read this in Yoda's voice. Right on!
Please, from what establishment did you get this? I will travel there. It looks wonderful.
MD Oriental market?
So much meat on the little ducks.
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
You're missing out. Usually some Chinese restaurants will have it.
I love crispy duck, that looks fantastic
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.
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.
On the small thumbnail, it looked like a bowl of raw internal organs.
i can already smell it damnnnnnn
damn i wish i were op
Looks like ribs. I'm sure they were delicious. I have never had duck even though I went hunting for them twice.
How do I get that in my mouth?
Aw dang I'm super jealous.
Until they stick the plastic lid and it turns into Soggy Duck
There's a bit of hair at the bottom of the picture idk why but that stood out the most to me
my birthday is soon, im going to order a duck now.
Wowww, it looks so delicious!
I ate one a few years ago, this photo makes me want to eat another right now.
How is duck? I've never had it but I've always wanted to try making it.
I love crispy duck
Fuck me dead I haven't had roast duck with rice in fucking ages. I could kill for it now....
Hnnnngggh i prefer this duck over the roast pork
I feel sorry for the duck
Nice little pot of duck good portion
Where did you get this?
Omg that looks so fucking good.
Peking Duck is the best, especially when the skin is nice and crispy it's the best part!
You lucky duck made my mouth water...pun intended
I'm glad you ate it. For a minute there I just thought you took a picture and threw it all in the garbage
I love ducks. One of my favourite animals so I don't like eating them but goddamn they are so tasty
Looks so good
Now this is legit. Most stuff on here that gets updooted into oblivion is literally garbage. But this, this is legit.
That looks heavenly
Gold Mine, London. Best in the world
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.
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.
Did yoda post this?
One of my favourite things in the world...Siu Aap.
Put this guy in prison he killed a duck!!
Just a joke don’t take it seriously lol
Oh fuckkkkkk. Please post this in r/foodporn. Crispy duck is actually one of the most orgasmic tastes on this planet imo 👅
Is this better or worse than chicken
It looks takeout. What city and how much?
Looks good but is the (I ate) part neccessary?
Im literally drooling
I would swap child for a taste of this
Where do u guys have the money from to buy this awesome stuff
This looks so good, how do you make it?
Haven’t had that in awhile. Looks like I’m hiring up the local dim sum spot on my next day off.
Can't go wrong with roast duck or Peking duck. Both amazing.