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Chinatown New York Market -- Dried Cured Duck [moved from Mid-Atlantic board]

Ianto2000 | Jan 27, 200804:24 PM

Well it was my first time seeing this one. At Hong Kong Market in Brooklyn Chinatown (around 55th Street) there is a great market, though similar to a couple you might see in Manhattan Chinatown. They had a few ducks hanging up, and I bought half a one, and it turned out to be COMPLETELY different from any other duck I might have ever had from Chinatown, though I saw that it looked kind of, well, flat. The label they pasted on it said dried and cured. It was brown in color, though they had white ones too. And, yes, it seems similar to bacon.

So I tried to eat a little piece, I had them cut it all up. It had all the fat on it. It was .. interesting, but very different. Much more compressed and well, cured and dried.

Anybody every encounter this stuff? Can I just eat it as is or should I kinda cook it up first?

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