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Roast Duck Questions - where to buy? How long can i keep it for?

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Roast Duck Questions - where to buy? How long can i keep it for?

chocomel | Feb 8, 2010 10:27 AM

I am looking to buy roasted duck to make a Chinese new year appetizer (duck spring rolls – Vietnamese spring roll style). Can anyone help me with the following questions:

1. Does anyone know how long roast duck can keep (the regular hanging Chinatown roast duck). I would like to serve it for Chinese new year. I want it to be “fresh” and not taste old. It will not be served as is – I will make duck spring rolls from it. I’m wondering if I can buy it on Friday night and serve it for dinner on Saturday.

2. What time are the Chinatown roast duck places (like Kam Po Kitchen) open/close? I would like to buy it on Friday night, preferably after 7pm, or Saturday morning, before 9am. I tried googling and even calling a few places but they don’t understand my question.

3. Where can I pick up a roast duck? Are all Chinatown places equal. A quick search on chowhound led me to Kam Po Kitchen. I would prefer somewhere closer to California street instead of Broadway.

4. This is probably not appropriate for this board, but i'm thinking of adding the following to my spring rolls: scallion, duck, hoisin sauce (maybe with the duck sauce that comes with the roast duck, maybe sesame oil or peanut butter), cilantro, cucumbers, lettuce, a little bit of cellophane noodle, chillies maybe even basil/mint/mangoes/jicama. Any other suggestions?

Thank you for the help! Happy New Year!

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