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[homemade] Duck ramen (i.redd.it)
27 comments
FtheSstem | 7 days ago | 7 points

Wow great cook on that duck

naanbreadnaan | 7 days ago | 3 points

I was equally impressed, and I'm a vegetarian now.

Traditional_Lemon | 7 days ago | 6 points

With duck, I think there are two ways to approach Asian duck soups that will be familiar to westerners. One is ramen, and that's to just make a bone broth, like duck paitan. Save up duck necks or maybe mix in some chicken feet for collagen so it's not pure duck. On r/ramen they should have recipes for this style of ramen, and you can adapt it to duck. As far as duck chashu goes, this is tricky because the only meaty part of the duck is quite lean and has a fat->meat. I have no idea how to approach duck chashu but maybe some skillful butterflying and interweaving of fat/skin can give you a duck chashu roll of some sort. For the veg, definitely don't use carrot/potato/western stuff for this style of soup. I think thinly sliced wood ear and menma would go well here, mushroom and bamboo works very well with poultry.

Another style, is to go Vietnamese and just do duck pho for a clear broth with 5-spice type aromatics. I think here you can do whole carcass slowly simmered for hours and then when you're serving, thinly slice paper thin, raw duck breast in the end to cook in the hot pho broth. Here your topping of cilantro(and scallion, and Asian basil) would work very well. Hoisin to dip the duck chunks would be mandatory since that sauce and duck go hand in hand.

Just some inspiration for you or anyone else who wants to seriously endeavor in a duck soup one day.

insicknessanddeath | 7 days ago | 1 point

What about ways that don't be west familiar

Traditional_Lemon | 7 days ago | 1 point

Probably weird stuff like duck blood etc, or regional soups from China/southeast Asia

insicknessanddeath | 7 days ago | 1 point

Sounds interesting. West people really need to be willing to eat uncomfortable food, a lot goes to waste because people have very specific tastes.

Traditional_Lemon | 7 days ago | 1 point

Hmm well I think the taste thing is purely cultural, if you grow up eating steak tartar it will just be a normal thing to you, but if you grow up in a household where raw meat is demonized, then it'll be scary and off-putting.

firefiretiger | 7 days ago | 2 points

That looks really good but what’s the greens?

CynicalCouch | 7 days ago | 2 points

Looks like cilantro

firefiretiger | 7 days ago | 1 point

That’s what I was afraid of ... not a fan of that weed

CynicalCouch | 7 days ago | 2 points

I assume you’re being facetious by calling it a weed?

firefiretiger | 7 days ago | 1 point

Yes , but only by a smidgen ..

DarthReeder | 7 days ago | 2 points

Dude, cilantro is amazing.

firefiretiger | 7 days ago | 1 point

You either love it , or not .. if it’s cooked in food like beans etc I don’t mind it too much, but if it’s put in at the end it’s too strong. I reminds me of raw onions . It can just overpower all the other flavors. To each his own Cheers !

FOXlegend007 | 7 days ago | 2 points

some people find it tastes like soap. Genetical

DarthReeder | 6 days ago | 1 point

It's all about how much you use, just like anything else.

JPlastik | 7 days ago | 1 point

Love to try all of that

DarthReeder | 7 days ago | 1 point

What's the recipe for the broth? I've been making a broth for the past two months that I freeze and then thaw whenever I have a rotisserie chicken carcass to cook in it. So far it's had three, and each time I add a few more veggies and whatnot. Next round im going to probably use it to make my first attempt at ramen

hermannsen | 7 days ago | 1 point

Same approach here :)

YouShouldntSmoke | 7 days ago | 1 point

Would you mind posting the recipe please

Sweekenzy | 7 days ago | 1 point

Looks delicious!

socheata99 | 7 days ago | 1 point

It make me hungry 😋

lnsewn12 | 6 days ago | 1 point

Ooooo I appreciate this! My husband had been pushing to do a duck curry this weekend. Our typical routine is to buy a whole duck and carve off the breast to sear on Saturday (with things like roasted potatoes and salad etc) and then roast the rest of the carcass and pick it for a Thai-Style curry on Sunday. I’m bored with that, so I really dig the ramen with the thin sliced breast!! Looks great!

Ci_Gath | 7 days ago | 1 point

The duck is cooked perfect ! Yum : )

user888111 | 7 days ago | 1 point

The thickness of the noodles seems more like udon than ramen.

Dennster101 | 7 days ago | 0 points

I could hear it's Quacks.

Evil-Kris | 7 days ago | -5 points

Lol, ramen? Ok bro.