Product Type: Tesco Food
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Tesco Hoi Sin Duck Wrap
Member Name: i_am_joy
Tesco Hoi Sin Duck Wrap
Advantages: Delicious, plenty of duck, fruity and delicious Hoi Sin sauce
Disadvantages: Rather too much lettuce for my liking
While out shopping the a few days ago I was struck with an attack of peckishness, I wasn't hungry enough to eat a meal but needed something a little more substantial than a packet of crisps. As I was in Tesco I decided to have a look at their sandwiches and see if anything inspired me - and this is the one I went for, nestled between the dull old egg or cheese sandwiches was a single solitary Hoi Sin Duck Wrap.
You get a good amount of duck in the wrap and that surprised me because even as I bought it I was assuming that all the meat would be pushed to the top of the wrap to make it look more appealing!
The duck comes in small squidgy lumps and tastes absolutely delicious as the meat itself has been mixed with Hoi Sin sauce, in my opinion it has been blended in the perfect quantites as the duck tastes deliciously fruity yet still has the wonderful meatiness that this poultry is known for.
There's rather too much lettuce for my liking and I must admit I had to take some of it out as Tesco have gone a little overboard and I feared it would make the wrap a little bland in flavour if I had left it all in.
The wrap itself is soft and delightfully doughy with a nice floury texture that I think complimented the flavoursome duck to perfection. The duck filling is stretched down the entire wrap (which comes in two easy to eat halves, by the way) and once I'd eaten the first half I was reassured that there was sufficient meat in the wrap to justify the £2.40 price tag.
I found this wrap to be filling yet light to eat, which sounds like a contradiction in terms I know but the delicate flavours of everything go exceptionally well together and they lend the wrap a deliciously easy to eat consistency.
I adore Hoi Sin Duck from my local Chinese restaurant and I was impressed by how authentic the flavours were in this wrap, admittedly the duck was squelchier than the shredded duck I'd expect from a restaurant but who really expects perfection when it comes to shop bought sandwiches?
Summary: The best ready made duck sandwich I've ever tasted - well, the only duck sandwich I've ever tasted!