Friday, 31 January 2020

Foodie Friday – Peking Duck

Peking Duck is a Chinese dish.  For those of us old enough we remember that Peking is what we used to call Beijing. This dish dates back to imperial China (from the 1300's).

Traditionally, the dish is served in stages – first, the crispy skin with a garlic and sugar dip.

Then meat served with little pancakes, spring onions and cucumber.  The diners dip the pancakes wrapped around the duck etc into a sauce – often Hoisin sauce.

Lastly the carcass of the duck is made into a soup.

A word of warning – if you are picking up Peking Duck from a specialty shop, do eat it straight away – if you let it sit and then reheat it it will lose its crispiness.

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