“Crispy duck is usually served in a pancake but this rich meat is used here to make a flavoursome and refreshing salad with lots of textures. I had never tried crispy duck and pancakes until I moved to the UK 17 years ago. It was a revelation and it is no wonder it’s one of the Brits’ favourite Chinese dishes. The thought behind this dish is to create a substantial salad with lots of colours, textures and flavours.
The duck is roasted and then dressed in Lee Kum Kee Premium Dark Soy Sauce and honey before being tossed together with lots of raw vegetables including pak choi, edamame, sugar-snap peas and egg noodles in a tangy dressing. The green in the raw vegetables represents jade, the pomegranate represents ruby and the noodles symbolises longevity. This salad has notes of sweetness, tanginess, bitterness and a little spiciness, which is what one experiences with love.” – Ping Coombes