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.  

Wrap tight and fry at 350.  They freeze well, so it's another great item to keep for when you need a little something... As I said to Chris, I love inventory!


  1. Really love your blog! I am going to check out King's Barbecue!

  2. I recently discovered there are two locations for King's. I've only been to the one on 6th Ave & Weller. If you go, and duck's not your thing, try the salted chicken or soy sauce chicken. Next door is Green Village, a walk up and order, then sit down restaurant. I get the house special fried rice for my kids and they love it.

  3. You are the best! Thanks for the info!
    BTW -- I am Lisa Ratliffe's sister - she told me to check out your blog and I LOVE it! I read about twenty different food-related blogs and yours is really great. Love your writing style and the recipes look delicious. I am going to make the green onion pancakes soon! Will tell my friends to check it out!


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