Buying a Whole Duck in Portland, OR?
I'm trying to buy a whole duck and cook it in the authentic Peking Duck recipe. Any suggestions for the best place to buy a whole duck?
I'm thinking FuBonn or maybe Uwajimaya, but I'd love to get it from a regular Safeway/Fred Meyer if other readers found that they carry such meats and are usually good quality.
Thanks in advance for your help! :)
You should be able to get duck at any of the multitude of Asian Markets in PDX. Many of them have high quality fresh ducks and usually cheaper than a frozen duck somewhere else.
Sheridan Fruit could probably order you up either a fresh or frozen duck if you don't want to hit the above.
One other possibility is to contact Nicky USA, 223 SE 3rd Ave, (503) 234-4263
The are one of the suppliers of fowl and meat for the restaurant at which I work. If you call them up and tell them that you want a whole duck, and are paying cash, they may let you drop by and pick one up.
I ended up going to Uwajimaya, but they only had frozen ducks. I'm sure that's the case with most other places too. I'm getting ready to cook another peking duck fairly soon, so I'll actually have time to look into the other places a bit more (and hopefully get a fresh, local duck).
In case you're interested, here's how the last one ended up looking: http://flickr.com/photos/tealthea/309...