Oh Happy Day Duck Spring Rolls
I debated between making my own roasted duck and buying one for restocking my spring roll supply. Basically, the roasted duck from my favorite barbecue place was less expensive than buying a frozen duck, so no need to think any further. We were meeting my sister for dim sum in the International District. Perfect opportunity to stop for a whole roast duck. King's Barbecue is my long standing favorite spot. Roast duck, roast pork, salted chicken, among other delectables... it's the best. I purchased my duck, but we were drawn to the roasted pork.
There was a whole suckling pig waiting to be picked up. We decided a small snack before lunch would not hurt anyone. We ate our bits of roast pork while walking back to the car. Crispy cracklin' and juicy tender pork. I felt a little like a guilty thief making a get-away.
Back at home, it was spring roll making time. I shredded carrots, chopped green onions, water chestnuts, and minced garlic and ginger. I quick fried these together with the sauce they gave me with the roast duck. To this I added bean thread, or vermicelli, soaked in water and cut up into small pieces. Then took the duck, removed the skin and fat, and shredded the meat. Mix all together and wrap in a pre-made wrapper. I used Wei Chuan Spring Roll Shells.