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where to get crispy duck with taro in Chinatown?

missbidon Nov 1, 2010 09:07 AM

Hi all,
one of my boyfriend favorite dish is crispy duck with taro.

It's basically duck that has been cooked and deboned, cut into rectangles, coated with taro paste, and deep-fried until crispy.

His favorite place was at the restaurant where bubor cha cha is today. I've never had this kind of duck
so I was wondering if you have.

thank you so much.

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    ilovedessert RE: missbidon Nov 1, 2010 11:02 AM

    I've had something like this at Peach Farm. The duck slices were not completely covered in taro paste, but the preparation was similar and very tasty!

    Peach Farm
    4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

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      gourmaniac RE: missbidon Nov 1, 2010 11:48 AM

      east ocean city has this dish.

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        Spike RE: missbidon Nov 1, 2010 07:30 PM

        most cantonese-style restaurants in chinatown have this...china pearl, pearl villa, peach farm, even places in quincy.

        the key is finding a place that does the taro well...the sauce is almost always the same.

        I like this too though it's extremely fattening :-)

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          little.tiger RE: Spike Nov 2, 2010 06:05 AM

          Yeah, this was a favourite when I was a child...too bad I don't have that metabolism anymore.

          Another favourite was the taro and something else (probably duck again) in some kind of creamy sauce in a hot pot. My sister and I would fight over the dregs to put on rice. Wish I could remember what it was called, or even what was in it exactly. I just know we fought over the taro chunks and the sauce.

        2. lipoff RE: missbidon Nov 2, 2010 12:48 AM

          This dish is often called 荔茸香酥鴨 (li4 rong2 xiang1 su1 ya1 in Mandarin) and can also be had at Joyful Garden in the Days Hotel in Brighton (it's not on the English menu, but they have it!)

          Joyful Garden
          1234 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02135

          1. content RE: missbidon Nov 20, 2010 12:44 PM

            I'm pretty sure that I've had this at Asian Garden in Chinatown before.

            Asian Garden
            793 Crescent St Ste 3, Brockton, MA 02302

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