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Simple Peking Duck Pancakes

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Peking duck or roasted duck is one of China’s national dishes and considered as one of the most delectable and mouth-watering dishes worldwide. The history of roast duck dated many centuries back to the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368) where it was listed as one of the imperial dishes of China. During the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the imperial court moved to Beijing and Peking duck continue to be listed as an imperial dish. Restaurants in Beijing started specialising in and selling Peking ducks during the Jiajing dynasty (1522-1566). Peking duck is a famous Beijing dish comprising roasted duck meat pieces wrapped in a thin crepe like pancake and serve alongside some sliced spring onions, cucumber, and hoisin sauce or sweet bean sauce or even plum sauce. My gluten free Peking duck pancakes is a simplified and tasty version of this much loved roasted duck recipe. This recipe is also dairy free, nut free and egg free.

Ducks have been farmed and produced for human consumption for many thousands of years, they are especially popular in China. Duck meat is not only delicious but it’s also rich in many minerals and vitamins. Duck meat is an excellent source of good quality protein and minerals like phosphorous, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, copper, selenium and sodium. It is also a good source of vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B12 (cobalamin). Duck fat is pretty high in monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fats versus butter, it is also lower in saturated fats compared to butter. However, moderation is still the key when consuming duck meats especially with skin on. Health benefits of duck include: boosts healthy immune system; maintains healthy thyroid function; supports healthy skin and tissues and maintains healthy central nervous system.

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  1. Riz
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    Ah I love this! Peking Duck Pancakes is one of my favourite dishes, and I’m so glad you’re making it more accessible to people!

    • daphnegoh
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      Thanks Rowan! Peking duck pancake is indeed a classic and all time favourite Chinese dish! :)

  2. Heidi Roberts
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    These really show initiative putting a different spin on an old favourite!

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