Cha Siew Duck

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I found this recipe in an old copy of Consuming Passions I bought in a thrift shop. I don?t plan to keep the book, so am storing this recipe here so I can make it soon.

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  • add   3 teaspoons five-spice powder
  • add   100 ml light soy sauce
  • add   100 ml hoisin sauce
  • add   50 ml oyster sauce
  • add   4 large duck breasts
  • add   50 ml rice wine vinegar
  • add   50 ml honey


  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl, trim the duck breasts and add to the bowl. Marinate over night.
  2. Sear the duck breasts in a hot non-stick pan over high heat (taking care not to burn the marinade).
  3. Place the duck breasts in a baking dish and roast in a pre-heated oven at 205c or until medium rare (about 8 minutes).
  4. Allow the duck to stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.