Thursday, 12 June 2014

Duck Pancakes Bento

This cold winter, I feel like eating hot noodle soup with roast duck to keep us warm. Besides that, I prepared pancakes as well for snack. Both taste so good and the kids enjoy them so much :)

Here the recipe :

Duck Pancakes
source : Fine Dining Lovers with little adjustment to my liking

Ingredients :

For the duck
1, oven-ready, approx 2.5 kg Duck
1 thumb size piece Ginger, fresh, peeled and grated
30 ml Salt
15 ml Five-spice powder

For the batter
140 g Flour
2,5 ml salt
1 tsp sugar
125 ml, boiling water
30 ml Sesame oil

To serve
4 each, shredded Scallion
1 pcs cucumber cut lenght-wise like carrot sticks
90 ml Hoisin sauce

Method :

Heat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan).
Run the grated ginger around the cavity of the duck and rub inside and out with the salt.
Sprinkle the outside of the bird with the five-spice powder.
Put the duck on a rack in a deep roasting pan and roast in the oven for 1 1/2 hours.
Drain off the fat every half an hour or so, then turn up the oven to 200°C (180°C fan) for about 20 minutes until the skin is brown and crispy.

Put the flour and salt into a bowl and stir in the boiling water.
When it's cool enough to handle, knead on a floured board for about 10 minutes until you have a silky dough, then cover with a clean tea towel and rest for 30 minutes.
Knead the dough again for 5 minutes, roll into a sausage shape and cut into about 12 pieces.
Dip each piece in a little sesame oil and roll into circles about 10 cm diameter.
Brush a frying pan with the remaining sesame oil and heat.
Fry the pancakes in batches until just starting to take colour, stack between sheets of kitchen parchment and cover with a clean tea towel to keep warm.

To serve
Shred the meat from the duck carcass.
Spread a little hoisin sauce on each pancake, add some duck and sprinkle with the shredded spring onions.

And here is the yummy roast duck noodle soup :

For today's post, I used duck pancakes leftover. Here is the details :

The boys had the similar bento, each with :
1. Duck pancakes (wrapped in cupcakes wrappers)
2. Halves hard boiled egg with dill
3. Carrot and cucumber sticks
4. "yummy" banana


  1. That looks absolutely gorgeous, your post is making me feel hungry!
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!

    1. Ha..ha..thanks Grace..I feel the same way too! It's one of my favorite foods :) Thanks for hosting the Fun Food Friday!