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Mar 20, 2010 06:28 PM

Where can I get my Duck Fix?

I tried Peony tonight - $14 for a decent szechuan duck dish. It was okay. I've tried Din Ho, Ho Ho,l and all the other Chinese BBQ places. Nothing compares to Wok-n-Roll: phosphorescent red, flash fried-duck heaven. Is there nothing that compares?

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  1. I'm a fan of First Chinese BBQ's duck myself. Though you said you've tried all the other Chinese BBQ places. I've never had Wok-n-Roll, though the consensus on the boards seems to point there.

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    1. re: jibberdude

      You know, I've only tried First Chinese once. It was good, although farther away for me than Wok-n-Roll.....and not quite the same. I'll make that my next stop (maybe tonight: some friends are going to Salt Lick and invited us, but we might not go. It got me craving BBQ, though).

      Whole Foods has a decent pre-prepared duck confit thats pretty good in a pinch. Not too expensive, either.

      1. re: rudeboy

        I've had good and average sichuan duck at Asia Cafe, not sure how to predict? Ask??

        It's not whole duck, but I've been enjoying the smoked duck with leeks and ginger at Sea Dragon for nearly 25 years--had it last night and gobbled every morsel. Highly recommended.

        Since W+R closed, whataya gonna do?

        Raymond Tatum used to have a pretty good hand with duck when he was at Jeffery's, not sure if he has it on the Backstage menu, but if so, it may be worth the drive. I heard he just unveiled a new menu but have not been out (it's actually been ages). By the way, I see him regularly at Asia Cafe...nice endorsement for that place in my opinion.

        Sea Dragon
        8776B Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

        1. re: sambamaster

          "Since W+R closed, whataya gonna do? "

          Guess I'll try Sea Dragon's duck......

          Backstage has been on my list for a while...however, I'm just a shadow of my former self. I've got a two-year-old and another due in August. Hard to go out much, lately. We've been to Sea Dragon several times with our little girl. She loves fish sauce, S&P crawfish, etc.

          Sea Dragon
          8776B Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

          1. re: rudeboy

            Another one! Congrats, RB! Guess we'll never see you now.

    2. I really liked the duck at Imperia.

      310 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701

      1. This Saturday Larry Kocurek will have duck rillettes & duck fat at all the farmers' markets.

        1. Sichuan Garden in Round Rock has Jasmine Tea Smoked Duck that is ridiculously delicious. The middle aged lady that seems to run the place says it is the particular specialty of the chef. It tastes like it came straight from a Central Texas BBQ pittmaster's row of delicious meats.

          I know nothing of authenticity of this particular dish, nor do I have anything to compare it to, but it is genuine smoky, tender, unctious ducky deliciousness.

          It is also and enormous portion. Easily enough to feed two or three with soup and appetizer.

          Sichuan Garden
          110 N Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78681