Does anyone know where I can get authentic British style Crispy Duck Pancakes in Toronto?
I recently moved home from Europe and upon returning I have realized that my favourite dish, crispy duck pancakes with hoisin sauce, spring onions and cucumber, was actually some invention by the British-a combination of Cantonese and something else.
I'm hoping someone can tell me where I could find this. In England its not a starter, but your main meal. I'm looking for somewhere in Toronto that sells the duck by the half or a very least a quarter!
I think traditional Peking duck is a time consuming endeavor requiring soaking, maltose, air drying and then cooking in a brick oven or hanging in a wood fire oven. Most modern restaurants don't have these facilities and hence crispy duck was invented. It's steamed and then deep fried. I think most of the "Peking ducks" in Toronto are cooked this way. I may be wrong and someone out there will probably correct me.