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How come I can buy a duck in Chinatown for $10.50 when a duck at the market costs $20

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How come I can buy a duck in Chinatown for $10.50 when a duck at the market costs $20

Jon Leventhal | Nov 19, 2002 11:03 PM

My daughter loves the roast duck you get in Chinese bbq joints - you know, the ones hanging in the window. They're $5.50 for 1/2, $10.50 whole. I usually go to Sam Woo's in LA, but there plenty of others.

I've never actually cooked duck at home, but when I'm at the butcher's an entire duck is never less than $13-14.

Do the chinese use a different duck, or do retailers just charge alot because duck doesn't, I'd imagine, sell alot?

What gives?

Jon

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