Five Spice Roast Duck Recipe 五香烤鸭

Chinese Style Roast Duck

Let’s roast some duck today, shall we? 😀 This Five Spice Roast Duck Recipe is really simple and convenient to make so long you have 5-spice powder and salt in your pantry. 😉 Yep, you just need these two ingredients to ‘marinate’ the duck (can use chicken too if you don’t like duck) before roasting it.

Five Spice Roast Duck Recipe

Fuss Free Cooking

Preparation is absolutely minimal too. Just rub the duck (keep skin on) with five spice powder and salt and pop that into the oven. In under half an hour, you’ll get this crispy-on-the-outside and moist/tender-on-the-inside roast duck ready for dinner.

You can either enjoy this roast duck on its own and serve it with your preferred sides or you can eat it like a Peking Duck wrap like what I did.

Home-style Roast Duck Wraps

This is my favourite brand of wraps that I normally buy from Mustafa Centre. There are many more other flavours to pick from besides this Spinach one. Haven’t seen this brand anywhere else besides Mustafa though. But of course, you can just use any egg/flour crepes or even tortilla wraps that you can easily get from any supermarket.

For two persons, I roasted half a duck and used 4 pieces of this wrap which I cut into 16 pieces in total.

Five Spice Roast Duck Recipe

Add some hoisin sauce, sliced cucumbers and spring onions. Roll it up and enjoy! 😀

Five Spice Roast Duck Recipe
  • 16 pieces of wraps
  • hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 duck
  • bunch of spring onions, sliced into 1″ sections
  • 2 Japanese cucumbers, sliced into chunky strips
  • 1 tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 160 deg C. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
Rub five spice powder and salt all over the duck. Transfer onto baking tray and insert into the middle shelf of the oven.
Roast the duck for 25 minutes or till it turns golden brown and crispy on the outside.
Turn off the oven and leave the duck in the oven for about 15 minutes.
Remove the duck from the oven and leave aside to cool slightly.
Slice the duck meat with fork and knife or hand-shred/tear the meat if it has cooled enough to handle.
Spread hoisin sauce on a wrap and place the spring onions, cucumbers and duck meat on top.
Roll up the wrap and enjoy.

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