If I had to choose my favourite food, Crispy Peking Duck would probably be at the very top of the list. I'm not a big fan of duck in any other form, but when it's served like this, it is a true gem of a dish.
Traditional served as a starter in chinese cuisine, the Crispy Duck is served with pancakes. The pancakes have either hoi sin or plum sauce spread on them and then the duck is placed on along with cucumber & spring onions, before rolling it up abit like a wrap. The result is absolutely delicious.
The combination of the crispy duck with the sweet tangy sauce is a brilliant mix. I have been to some restaurants where the duck has lacked the crisp, in my opinion this completly ruins the dish.
You can sample the experience in your own home too, as most of the m major supermarkets now sell packets complete with duck, pancakes & sauce. The duck just needs to be placed in the oven, whilst the pancakes can be warmed up in the microwave. Although this is easy & convienent, the taste doesn't compare to having in a proper chinese reaturant unfortunately.
I've got to say Crispy Duck is a gem of a dish and I love sampling it whenever I go to my favourite chinese restaurant.
First of all, I'm not sure if this review is in the right place. I was looking for a place to write about Morrisons Crispy Peking Duck Leg.
So, here we go. I bought this product last week whilst taking my Mum shopping at Morrisons. I fully expected my Mum to say "Oh, you can get that 76 and a half pence cheaper at Asda/FineFare/ Mrs Bloggs on the corner." She is always telling me it is cheaper somewhere else. She went quiet, which I took as a good sign.
The packet cost £2.29 (£8.18per kg) it contained a duck leg, 6 pancakes, a decent amount of shredded leek and a generous sachet of Hoi sin sauce.
My plan was to have this for my tea as my husband was away. (he hates onions and leeks so I tend to indulge in them in his absence.)
I thought I would probably save some for the next day but they tasted so good I ate the lot! (I know, greedy piglet!)
I followed the instructions which were easy to read, and reheated the duck leg for 20 minutes at 200c. The pancakes took 5 seconds in the microwave. I like cucumber on my pancakes so I shredded a bit out of the fridge. I don't think these could have been provided with the packet because they wouldn't stay edible long enough.
When the duck was ready the skin was crispy and it smelled delicious. I removed the skin and decided to try to shred the meat the way I have seen waiters doing at the table, using two forks to pull the meat off the bone in small pieces. They make it look so easy don't they? It isn't.
After I had retrieved the duck leg from behind the tap after it went skidding across the work surface. (Thank goodness it didn't go into the full washing up bowl!) I proceeded with one fork and using my fingers.
Part of the pleasure for me is making up the little pancakes so I set to with enthusiasm. The pancakes seperated nicely with no tearing. The Hoi Sin sauce was a bit on the runny side and tended to leak down my fingers. (but I kind of enjoyed licking it off!)
The pack makes six delicious pancakes, just under 40p each. There was ample meat on the leg for this and plenty of leek as well. The leek was fresh and tender.
The total calories is 666 per pack. 0.8 g of salt. 26.9g of fat. It's not something which should be eaten everyday but not bad as an occasional treat.
It filled me up and left a lovely tangy taste in my mouth. I would definitely buy this again. It would make a good starter for two or three people and it was a very good main meal for me.
The packaging is recyclable.