Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 24: Quack

The Chinese restaurant around the corner from where I live has a Monday night special: Peking duck for 295 Swedish crowns. I was there tonight for the second time with a group of ex-pats via the Stockholm Foodies MeetUp group. With three persons to a duck, the feast is on and for a modest 100 crowns you get a three course meal.

The chef slicing our ducks at table-side

Course one is breast of duck served with pancakes, julienne onions and cucumber, with a hoisin sauce. You create your own duck breast wrap and munch away. For the second course, the dark meat is deboned, shredded and served with a chili and spices dipping powder. We can't quite figure out what exactly it's composed of and cannot get the waitress to divulge (despite having a native Chinese speaker at the table!). Whatever it is, we all agree it's very flavorful. The final course is a duck broth, creamy and rich in flavor, with the remaining thigh bones thrown in for good measure.

Everyone leaves with a full stomach and a smile...eating duck makes me happy!

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