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Mar 28, 2011 11:39 AM

Duck chin?

Saw this on a menu recently and have no idea what it is. I mean, do ducks *have* chins, really?

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  1. No more than chickens have lips, I would think...

    1. I ordered this once and what we got were the lower part of the duck's jaws. Lots of bones. lots of picking out meat. It was okay.

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      1. re: Blueicus

        Weird. You mean, as my friend said, the part that Bugs Bunny is always shooting off of Daffy?

      2. Dunno, but I know his brother Donald Chin. Sorry, couldn't resist.

        1. I had fried duck jaw on my last trip to Bangkok. It wasn't bad. Then again, frying anything and serving it with a spicy Thai sauce makes just about everything taste good!

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          1. Yes, they do.

            When you see duck chin on a Chinese menu (鸭下巴 or "ya xia ba"), it's the lower part of the beak that's connected to the neck. Usu. breaded and deep-fried and covered in salt and pepper. Good pub and beer drinking food.

            There's also duck neck (鸭脖子 or "ya bou zi") and of course, my favorite, duck beak (鴨喙 or "ya hwei")!

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              So how different is it from duck neck, then? Do they taste pretty much the same?

              1. re: tatamagouche

                Not really, basically crunchy chewy cartilage. I will say that duck neck generally has more gelatinous tendons if it's not deep-fried to a pulp.