Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Spiced Braised Duck Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8-10

2 kg



500 ml

2 tablespoons




1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

5 tablespoons

5 tablespoons

3 tablespoons


Tender spring duck

Root ginger

Star anise



Cucumber slices (for garnishing)



Five spice powder

Black pepper

Black soy sauce

Soy sauce



Method :
  • Clean duck and dry with damp cloth.

  • Rub seasoning mixture over and inside duck. Leave aside for an hour.

  • Heat oil in the wok. Stir-fry ginger briefly and add duck. Let duck sizzle in the hot pan for a while. Lower heat.

  • Meanwhile, add water to seasoning mixture in the bowl that contained the duck. Pour into the wok. Add more water to immerse the duck. Drop in the star anise.

  • Cover the pan and bring to boil over high heat. Lower heat and allow to simmer for at least 1 1/2 hours. Turn over occasionally to cook evenly.

  • When duck is tender, uncover and allow the sauce to simmer till thickened.

  • Remove duck from pan. When cool, chop into bite-size pieces.

  • Serve with the sauce poured over the pieces.

  • Garnish with the cucumber slices.

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