There's nothing quite like the taste of roast duck. That wonderful gamey flavour makes any dish memorable, and adds a real sparkle to a classic. And loads of restaurants here in Hong Kong get that too, so you'll find this wonder bundled into all sorts of recipes. We've rounded up a few of our favourites for when you fancy a dish starring this succulent bird.
1. Roasted Duck Tacos, Chino
A staple of Mexican cuisine is given a culinary makeover by the inventive guys over at Chino. This is a place that uses the all the techniques of classic Japanese cooking and applies them to modern Mexican food for an unforgettable fusion. Roasted Duck Tacos are one of Chino's specials, and they come with a zingy grape tomatillo salsa to complement the duck.
Where: Chino, Kennedy Town
2. Pomegranate Smoked Roast Duck Breast, Praya Waterside Eatery
Why not start your meal off with a duck-packed special? This starter from Praya will make you forget your main meal in the first bite. You'll find roast duck breast smoked with pomegranate to infuse it with the fruit's sweet flavours, and served up with pumpkin and wild mushroom.
Where: Praya Waterside Eatery, Kennedy Town
3. Peking Duck Pizza, Grappa's QRE
If you're a dedicated pizza fan, you can get in on the duck fun too. Grappa's QRE's Pizza con Anatra Pekinese – or Peking Duck Pizza – is a cultural collision that works brilliantly. With this little creation, the guys here have seamlessly fused Chinese and Italian cuisine. They take the legendary Peking duck and hoisin sauce flavour medley, and give it the classic Napoli treatment. And a sprinkling of spring onion adds that extra flourish to an already stunning dish.
Where: Grappa's QRE, Wan Chai
4. Roast Duck Risotto, Butcher & Baker Café
If you're after something both hearty and refined, the Italian-inspired Roast Duck Risotto they rustle up at Butcher & Baker is ideal. This exquisite dish combines the duck's richness with thick, glossy risotto rice and nutty tones of prized porcini mushrooms.
Where: Butcher & Baker Café, Kennedy Town
5. Gaen Phed Ped Yang, Koh Thai
Koh Thai is one of Hong Kong's top quality Thai restaurants, and has something very special to offer when it comes to roast duck dishes. Gaen Phed Ped Yang is a red curry of cherry tomatoes, lychees and pineapple. This sweet combination is set off by kaffir lime, sweet basil and the punchy flavours of roast duck.
Where: Koh Thai, various locations
Roast duck is a classic for a reason – check out the great duck dishes you can get here on Deliveroo.