I have never liked duck, but I have always wanted to, so when I saw mention of the Braised Duck Noodles at Vis, I thought it was a chance for a good duck experience, and an excuse to go to Vi's.
The star-anise soup base is served with regular pho sides of bean sprouts and cilantro. I added my usual Siriracha and hoisen sauce. It has egg noodle, and a whole duck leg including thigh.
I was concerned at first of the fully intact duck leg at first because while my chopstick skills are decent, they are far from good. This did not present itself a problem as the duck came easily off of the bone. I found it best to take all of the duck off and mix it with the soup. The duck tasted great, and it did not have any of the unpleasant oiliness or unpleasant aftertaste that I had experienced in past duck outings. While the dish would not go in my top ten list, I enjoyed the dish, and would eat it again. It was my first enjoyable duck dish, and I can honestly say I thought it was yummy.