Half Crispy Duck with Pancakes and Hoisin Sauce (500g) £2.95 @ FARMFOODS
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Half Crispy Duck with Pancakes and Hoisin Sauce (500g) £2.95 @ FARMFOODS

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Found 18th Jul 2011
This has got to be the tastiest duck cooked from frozen. And for just under 3 quid its a bargain!

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a lot cheaper than buying it from a chinese take away, lots of meat, 12 pancakes and sauce

anyone know where you can buy extra pancakes?

splatsplatsplat

anyone know where you can buy extra pancakes?


Oriental supermarkets sell them but if you don't have one nearby you could always try your local Chinese and ask them if they'll sell you a pack.

is this just a normal duck? I mean can I buy a frozen duck from the shop and cook it and will it be the same? What else is with the cucumber is it spring onions?

leedale30

is this just a normal duck? I mean can I buy a frozen duck from the shop … is this just a normal duck? I mean can I buy a frozen duck from the shop and cook it and will it be the same? What else is with the cucumber is it spring onions?



Peking duck is traditionally marinated in a soy, honey, ginger, five spice & rice wine vinegar glaze and then hung up in front of a fan for a few hours before being cooked.
Pancakes are definitely better off being store bought... I've tried making some myself before and they ended up being pretty awful... it's very hard to get them as thin as they are supposed to be!

I've had these though and they are by far the best value for money and as good as any other I've tried. You get 12 pancakes I think - in comparison Asda do a pre-shredded duck, which I'd say is around 1/4 of what you get with this for more money. And half crispy duck is probably pushing £6


However, a word of warning (and I hate to sound like the HUKD food police/critics) but it is imported from China the last time I checked... who have a pretty dismal (non existent) animal welfare standards...




Edited by: "mamboboy" 19th Jul 2011

mamboboy

Peking duck is traditionally marinated in a soy, honey, ginger, five … Peking duck is traditionally marinated in a soy, honey, ginger, five spice & rice wine vinegar glaze and then hung up in front of a fan for a few hours before being cooked.Pancakes are definitely better off being store bought... I've tried making some myself before and they ended up being pretty awful... it's very hard to get them as thin as they are supposed to be!I've had these though and they are by far the best value for money and as good as any other I've tried. You get 12 pancakes I think - in comparison Asda do a pre-shredded duck, which I'd say is around 1/4 of what you get with this for more money. And half crispy duck is probably pushing £6However, a word of warning (and I hate to sound like the HUKD food police/critics) but it is imported from China the last time I checked... who have a pretty dismal (non existent) animal welfare standards...



crispy duck is pretty easy to do, just takes ages to cook. we tend to leave it to marinade in the spices at least over night.

And the pancakes aren't that hard to make, made them a few times with my dad, and they have always gone well, guess he has just practiced lots.

Pity I would have to drive to Wellingborough, Kettering or Milton Keynes for a Farm Foods. Iceland do a nice crispy duck but I think it's about £7.50 and you have to buy your own cucumber and spring onions separately.

This is superb stuff.
Has been this price for a good few months now.
Hot.

how many rpm is the fan that it hangs infront and how much are they? hat to laugh at some of the questions for the ingredients.. voted cold cos it comes frozen
Edited by: "hallgarth" 19th Jul 2011

http://m.goodfoodchannel.co.uk/recipe/611028/crispy-duck/

Makes a pretty mean crispy duck.

excellent deal IMHO voted hot delicious boneless too

Quacking deal

I wouldnt't eat food out of Farmfoods if I was paid £3.50

Morrisons do a good Crispy Duck - look out for it when its on 1/2 price offer.

Sainsbury's ones are disgusting.

hallgarth

how many rpm is the fan that it hangs infront and how much are they? hat … how many rpm is the fan that it hangs infront and how much are they? hat to laugh at some of the questions for the ingredients.. voted cold cos it comes frozen



Well I think it's done in HK because of the pollution so they can't leave it out to dry naturally so it's not exactly necessary here. Although it is suggested to leave it hang... and not many people have meat hooks in their kitchens lol. I'd just buy pre-prepared duck TBH.

DelroyBenson

I wouldnt't eat food out of Farmfoods if I was paid £3.50


And why not?

MisterQ

And why not?



snobbery ?

ijwia

snobbery ?


That's fine by me. If all the snobs want to leave the good stuff for me then all the better.

want!!

tried it before, the farmfood duck's disgusting, tasted like plastic...

Asda's @8.5pounds highly recommended!
Your text here

wouldn't buy farmfood's, tasted like plastic.

highly recommend ASDA's Your text here @8.5pounds.

MisterQ

That's fine by me. If all the snobs want to leave the good stuff for me … That's fine by me. If all the snobs want to leave the good stuff for me then all the better.



If you want to call it snobbery, its snobbery. The duck that you are eating will be fed on the crap of the day, in the poorest conditions going. Farmfoods, in general, will buy in low quality, low priced produce as that is what its target market want.

Once you're finished with that duck you could go buy some Wall's Sausage Balls, theyre reassuringly poor value.

Original Poster

If its cheap and it tastes good, I will eat it. Not everyone can afford the best cuts of meat and this duck is absolutely yummy.

I think that there is a real problem in the UK with people not caring about the quality of food that we put in our mouths. This is something that we do 3 times a day (some people more!)

Its all a personal choice, but if people spend less money on booze and fags they could afford the better quality, more nutritional food.

No wonder the place is full of fat **** shovelling crap cheap food into their mouths, half of which is chemicals and MSGs and god knows what else.

Is this product really imported from China? Even forgetting the welfare issues the hygiene of this product could be appalling.

splatsplatsplat

anyone know where you can buy extra pancakes?


Oriental Food Shop in Loughborough 25p pack if that is anywhere near you. They sell the hoisin sauce and a whole ready-cooked (frozen) duck too.
orientalfoodshop.com/lou…ugh
Edited by: "michaelsouris" 19th Jul 2011

DelroyBenson

I think that there is a real problem in the UK with people not caring … I think that there is a real problem in the UK with people not caring about the quality of food that we put in our mouths. This is something that we do 3 times a day (some people more!)Its all a personal choice, but if people spend less money on booze and fags they could afford the better quality, more nutritional food.No wonder the place is full of fat **** shovelling crap cheap food into their mouths, half of which is chemicals and MSGs and god knows what else.



Well some peoples elitism and snobbery bothers me more. Okay, make the personal choice to not shop in Farmfoods because it's obviously below you, but to feel the need to make this publicly known on the internet is pathetic in my opinion. Same with the jabs at B&M/Home Bargains - I've found some things in there that's extremely hard to source anywhere else for good prices. Oh and by the way, I'm 27 and have never been overweight in my life. And I don't smoke.

It really is a sign of consumerism at it's finest. My favourite is when vegetarians kick up a fuss about animal welfare, when the people who picked their salad and vegetables were most probably illegal immigrants working for peanuts and being treated like... yep, you guessed it... animals!


bonzobanana

Is this product really imported from China? Even forgetting the welfare … Is this product really imported from China? Even forgetting the welfare issues the hygiene of this product could be appalling.



99% sure the last time I checked it said 'product of china'. You'll be surprised how long meat can stay fresh after preservatives are added and it's vacuum packed - I recall an episode of some Gordon Ramsey show where a restaurant has lamb shanks that don't need to be in a fridge or freezer yet have a use by date of a couple of years!

Edited by: "mamboboy" 19th Jul 2011

DelroyBenson

I think that there is a real problem in the UK with people not caring … I think that there is a real problem in the UK with people not caring about the quality of food that we put in our mouths. This is something that we do 3 times a day (some people more!)Its all a personal choice, but if people spend less money on booze and fags they could afford the better quality, more nutritional food.No wonder the place is full of fat **** shovelling crap cheap food into their mouths, half of which is chemicals and MSGs and god knows what else.

bonzobanana

Is this product really imported from China? Even forgetting the welfare … Is this product really imported from China? Even forgetting the welfare issues the hygiene of this product could be appalling.




Well seeing as we are profile fitting I'm 27, on an income of less than £22k. I have got no problem what so ever buying particular items from poundshops or the like (dont think we get B&M/Home Bargains in Scotland). I have a problem with people being more concerned with price than quality. Theres no telling what long term damage can be done to your health with the chemicals in some cheap food.

Your Ramsay example, which I remember, is a classic example, would you eat that?

If you (people in general) are going to be ignorant to your own welfare then whats the point?

i had this a couple of days ago it was fantastic but needs cooking a little longer than recommended for it to really crispy and i just love the hoisin sauce even my kids love it voted hot hot hot

Just to add my ten penneth...

Worth noting the difference between Crispy and Peking duck - Peking duck will usually be more expensive and (usually) better off buying from your local chinese supermarket. It involves inflating the skin to get air between the meat and skin (nod to Ken Hom for that nugget of info) and I'm guessing is a right pain in the a7se to make...

Banned

Kerry Katona eats this
cold

Original Poster

Why is chinese food unhygienic?

bonzobanana

Is this product really imported from China? Even forgetting the welfare … Is this product really imported from China? Even forgetting the welfare issues the hygiene of this product could be appalling.


mamboboy

Peking duck is traditionally marinated in a soy, honey, ginger, five … Peking duck is traditionally marinated in a soy, honey, ginger, five spice & rice wine vinegar glaze and then hung up in front of a fan for a few hours before being cooked.Pancakes are definitely better off being store bought... I've tried making some myself before and they ended up being pretty awful... it's very hard to get them as thin as they are supposed to be!I've had these though and they are by far the best value for money and as good as any other I've tried. You get 12 pancakes I think - in comparison Asda do a pre-shredded duck, which I'd say is around 1/4 of what you get with this for more money. And half crispy duck is probably pushing £6However, a word of warning (and I hate to sound like the HUKD food police/critics) but it is imported from China the last time I checked... who have a pretty dismal (non existent) animal welfare standards...



the Chinese warehouse next to my work (where I buy wholesale the worlds cheapest chicken breasts from) sells the ducks cooking and hanging by their bills. I will have to have a look how much they are tomorrow. May be cheaper buying them and the rest of the stuff from there.

If imported duck is a problem I know some ducks that have had a great life in my local park - can I shoot them with an air rifle without fear of prosecution again (that dam swan was so tasty though)?

Mascherano

Kerry Katona eats thiscold



She really should heat it up as directed on the box.....

DelroyBenson

I think that there is a real problem in the UK with people not caring … I think that there is a real problem in the UK with people not caring about the quality of food that we put in our mouths. This is something that we do 3 times a day (some people more!)Its all a personal choice, but if people spend less money on booze and fags they could afford the better quality, more nutritional food.No wonder the place is full of fat **** shovelling crap cheap food into their mouths, half of which is chemicals and MSGs and god knows what else.



A Ducks a fookin Duck. No matter who sells it, it's still a Duck.

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hearts

A Ducks a fookin Duck. No matter who sells it, it's still a Duck.


is that a quote from groucho marx?

hearts

A Ducks a fookin Duck. No matter who sells it, it's still a Duck.



Is the most basic sense, yes when a duck is born it will remain a 'duck' until its dying day.Unless it gets confused about who it really is and goes through a poultry change.

But when a duck is destined for the wholesome foodstuff emporium that is Farmfood at a price of less than £3 I doubt that it is given much room to live or fed on anythign other than starch and fat to plump it up. Bearing in mind they are either in barns or have their wings cliipped to prevent them flying away the lack of natural air, food, light or bodily activity deteriorated the muscles and increases the fat content.

So yes its still 'duck', but it's not fit for me. Fill your boots Ms Katona.

Edited by: "DelroyBenson" 20th Jul 2011

A Ducks a fookin Duck. No matter who sells it, it's still a Duck.


Not really. The traditional recipe for Aromatic Duck is hundreds of years old and begins by describing how to feed and raise the duck before moving on to the cooking method.
The highest quality ducks supplied to Chinese restaurants in the UK are actually raised in Ireland to carefully specified feed and welfare standards to ensure the right ratio of fat to lean meat.

michaelsouris

Not really. The traditional recipe for Aromatic Duck is hundreds of years … Not really. The traditional recipe for Aromatic Duck is hundreds of years old and begins by describing how to feed and raise the duck before moving on to the cooking method.The highest quality ducks supplied to Chinese restaurants in the UK are actually raised in Ireland to carefully specified feed and welfare standards to ensure the right ratio of fat to lean meat.



......and what does this have to do with a Farmfoods boxed duck ?
Quack all mate !!
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