Peking Duck is one of my family’s favourites. We love the fun of making the wrap and then savouring the awesome goodness of it. Just delicious. However to eat in the Chinese restaurant until you are very satisfied can be quite a costly affair for a whole family.
To cook at home, well, I have given up the thought after I heard from a Chinese chef how tedious the whole process is. However, I have come up with an idea…..Peking Chicken! I am only good in cooking chicken and hopeless in cooking duck. The best chicken to use is the Chinese Roasted Chicken shared in my earlier post.Then you need the Chinese pancakes. You can either buy from Oriental supermarkets or you can make them yourself. Homemade ones may not look as perfect as bought ones but the texture and taste is way more superior. Homemade ones are more chewy and nicer. It’s actually easy to make the Chinese pancakes.
300g boiling water (about)
Put the flour in a heat proof bowl. Add in the boiling water and stir. Let it cool until warm then knead it well. Cut into 20 pieces. Roll them into small rounds. Brush some oil on 10 pieces of them. Place the other 10 pieces on top of the oiled pieces and roll them out until thin. Heat up a frying pan and pan fry the pancakes on both sides until cooked. Separate the pancakes into 2 by gently pulling them apart. Be careful…it’s very hot!
To eat, place a piece of pancake on a plate, preferably the pale side up. Brush some Peking Duck sauce (can get from Oriental supermarket) on it, add some cucumber strips and some of the roasted chicken strips and then roll up. Enjoy! You can eat as much as you want until you are very, very satisfied. This is really cheap, easy and fabulous for dinner.
I have served my Peking Chicken on several occasions when I invited friends over for a meal and it’s always a top hit item. It is one that my family will never get tired of. Always make more of the roasted chicken and pancakes to keep in the fridge so that you can have it anytime you like. Just warm it up and wrap as mentioned above. I’m sure you can make Peking Pork too.
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Thought of the day……
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