Peking duck at Oriental supermarket – review
The Chinese community in Stockholm is growing! How do I know this? By the availability of Peking duck at one Chinese supermarket, Oriental supermarket.
The reason why Peking duck is so special is because of the skin – crispy, lean (all the fat has been rendered away), luscious and full of flavour. The way to eat the duck is to wrap it in a flour wrapper with long julienne strips of green onions and topped with hoisin sauce. The duck is sliced thinly with the skin being the choice bits. Now for reality…
The duck made in-house at Oriental supermarket is average. The skin is still fatty, which is a major no-no! This negates the whole experience of the duck since I couldn’t stuff my face without becoming sick and tired of all the fat! The spicing is not strong enough so that if you’re just eating the meat, it’s kinda bland. But there is one redeeming quality to the duck – the homemade hoisin sauce! Its unctiousness from the duck fat only adds to the flavour, making it irresistable!
Note that only the meaty part of the duck is used for the wraps. The rest of the duck is cut up Asian style, ie. meat on the bone. This means that if you don’t like sucking on bones, this is not for you as half of the duck is just this, and the choicest parts for Asians!
Right now there is a special on the Peking duck for only 249 crowns. It comes with enough flour wrappers, green onions and hoisin for 4 people. It’s possible to buy only half a duck, enough for 2 people!
For 50 crowns more and better tasting ducks and have them served to you in 3 courses, go to China restaurant which is Monday 1/2 price ducks for 300 crowns. You’d have to order the ducks in advance though!
Oriental supermarket, Sveavägen 17, Stockholm (right inside the metro station Hötorget, exit Sergelgatan)