I highly highly recommend a Peking duck course meal to anyone who haven’t enjoyed one before!!
It is absolutely delicious and, as you may be able to tell already, one of my favourite dishes.
Here is a photo of what a Peking duck meal would look like:
The skin of the Peking duck is very Crispy
The course meal is usually comprised of 2 parts.
Part 1 consists of having the Peking duck served all nicely wrapped up in thin flour pancakes with spring onions and a special Chinese sauce.
All wrapped up~~
Part 2 of the meal is made up of diced Peking duck, mixed with diced vegetables, served in Lettuce wraps with crispy noodles on top.
Here is a photo example:
Some of you (or all of you) reading this post may be wondering ‘What is so funny about the Peking duck’?????
Well, the Peking duck may be yummy, and is the main reason for why the story I am about to tell you is funny, the duck itself is not that funny.
LET THE ACTUAL STORY BEGIN!! :O
My colleagues and I decided to have a dinner gathering to farewell one of the pharmacy technicians who was leaving the company.
(What better way to say goodbye than over a nice hearty dinner right?)
The Chinese restaurant we went to, which we didn’t know at the time, was quite traditional in its service and practice.
So when we ordered the lovely Peking duck 2 part course meal, we didn’t expect the lady owner to come walking to us, over at the table, bringing with her the actual glistening roasted duck which the chef was going to cut up and put on the plate.
Apparently, it is common Chinese practice for a serving staff to bring the roasted duck or pork over to the customers and ask if they are happy with the chef’s selection before it is served.
Being Taiwanese, nothing fazes me much.
My Japanese colleague on the other hand completely freaked out.
‘Arrrggghhhh~~’ She shuddered at the sight of the golden duck with its head still attached, and a look of true horror clearly evident on her face. She turned to look at me, searching hard for the same look of disgust on my face.
‘Is this duck okay?’ the restaurant owner questioned politely with a big smile on her face.
The only person who could speak Cantonese quickly replied yes in order to hurry the owner and duck away, all this time the Japanese lady looked like she has never seen anything more disturbing.
I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate to laugh, so I used all the willpower that I had to stop from bursting into a hysterical laughing fit.
We ended up having a very lovely and delicious dinner.
The whole experience, as funny as it was to me, also made me wonder, if we all know the meat we are eating comes from some sort of living creature. (Unless it’s that synthetic meat Japanese scientists made from human poop, apparently it tastes alot like beef.) Why do people feel so uncomfortable seeing meat being served off an entire animal??
Maybe people just don’t want to be reminded that they are eating a used-to-be living creature???
I tried being a vegetarian and was one for about 2 years, however I didn’t get my diets right and had to stop when Pneumonia got the better of me.
Anyway, I shall stop blah bering.
Hope some of you found the story funny as well!!