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Anyone ever buy a Whole Roast Duck in Chinatown? ISO advice and recommendations

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Anyone ever buy a Whole Roast Duck in Chinatown? ISO advice and recommendations

VJA | Apr 2, 2010 08:22 AM

For Easter this year, we are going into LA's downtown Chinatown for dim sum for breakfast and then buying a whole duck (the ones hanging in the windows) for Easter Dinner. No one in our family has ever bought one of these before, so I have a few questions:

1. Is there a place that is THE place to get a whole duck? One that is particularly better than the others? What places do you recommend, and what should we look for?

2. Once bought, should I refrigerate it (it will be served about 5-6 hours later) or just leave it on the counter? How does it get re-heated without drying out, or should it be served room temp?

3. Are there any traditional sides we should be making? Right now the plan is stuffing and sweet-and-sour chard (I have a great recipe for this). I'm totally open to suggestions.

As always, thanks for your incredible insight and help!

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