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The Best Asian Duck Dishes for Moon Festival Feasts

Duck is one of the best-known Moon Festival foods. As the Moon Festival is a multicultural affair, celebrated right across Asia, we’ve selected our favourite duck recipes from the region, including Chinese-style braised duck, Thai duck curries, a Japanese duck ramen, and a zesty southeast Asian duck salad.

Chinese-style braised duck

Don’t let the lengthy ingredients list put you off: all of the aromatic herbs and spices you need for this Chinese-style braised duck can be found at your local Asian grocery store. Pick up a box of mooncakes while you’re there!

chinese braised duck recipe

Thai duck curry

You can take two routes with your Thai red curry duck. Buy a whole roasted duck from a Chinese barbecue shop to make this speedy roasted duck curry, or choose duck breasts for this restaurant-style Thai red curry duck.

roasted duck curry

Japanese duck with ramen

Give your duck breasts the Japanese treatment with this fortifying duck and ramen sanbai-zu salad. If you prefer a soupier version, like the image here, pour over heated dashi stock to serve.

Duck and Ramen Sanbai-zu Salad Recipe

Chinese roast duck rolls

Pay a visit to your local Chinese barbecue shop or takeaway and order a whole Peking duck, then use it to make Peking duck wraps with hoisin sauce (find the recipe for authentic Peking wrappers here), or substitute fresh rice noodles, as for these steamed Peking duck rolls.

Asian Duck Recipes For Dinner

Southeast Asian duck salad

Thai and Vietnamese flavours combine in this zesty duck and glass noodle salad, which uses a Thai red curry marinade and a Vietnamese salad dressing to great effect.

Red curried duck with glass noodle salad

For more Moon Festival ideas, read our essential guide to the Moon Festival, or try these authentic crab recipes.

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