Roast Duck in Lotus Leaf Buns

The weather is unbearably hot and humid these few days, and because of that, I'm not in the mood to cook, or to carry out any other activities for that matter. The only dish that I managed to prepare was roast duck in lotus leaf buns, a recipe that I read and memorised from a cookbook in Kinokuniya. I'd like to think that the dish is a Chinese-style sandwich, as it's made from layering a few kinds of greens and a slice of roast duck in between the gap of lotus leaf buns. It is also a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for those days that you just don't feel like doing anything at all!

Roast Duck in Lotus Leaf Buns Recipe

3 store-bought lotus leaf buns
Breast from half a roast duck (store-bought), cut into 3 slices, about 3 X 1.5-inch.
3 pieces of lettuce leaves, trim to the size of the bun
Spring onion, chop into long strips
6 slices of cucumber
3 stalks of coriander, remove the stems

1 1/2 tablespoon Peking dip sauce (甜面酱)
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon sugar

1) Steam the lotus leaf buns until soft.
2) In a small saucepan, heat up all ingredients for sauce. Remove from heat.
3) Spread some sauce on the lower half of the bun, place a piece of lettuce on top. Follow by 2 slices of cucumbers, some spring onions, a slice of duck breast, and a sprig of coriander. Serve.


Snooky doodle said…
yummy i love roast duck, these looks delicious !!
chenboon said…
Yummy yummy... 看起来好好吃。。。
Piggy said…
Snooky doodle - I love roast duck too! :-)

Chenboon - 荷叶包是买的,我自己不会做。;-)

Edith - Yes, the chinese sandwich was delicious indeed!
Food For Tots said…
Looks like a perfect pair for me! Where did u get this peking dip sauce? Which brand?
Stardust said…
Dear, I cannot see the image from where I am. The image is moved or deleted, says Photobucket.

Anyway, I believe everyone who said YUM.

Shh... I stand-read-memorize-go too! =P
Piggy said…
Food for Tots - The Peking dip sauce is from Chng Kee's (庄记).

Stardust - I still can see the picture though. Maybe you can try to refresh the webpage?
daphne said…
darn! The picture isnt there..will check back later but the sounds of it is delicious! Since it is summer in Aus, this can be a perfect Sunday lunch for us!! Wonderful idea too. I love it!
mycookinghut said…
wow.. these are cute and pretty! I have never tried this sort of bun!
I love duck, this is perfect!
Ashley said…
This looks beautiful! What a lovely dish :)
vibi said…
Woohoo! How delicate, how refined, Piggy!!!

Hummmm... now, where to find lotus leaf buns!!??
Y said…
Yum. Looks like the perfect thing to have for lunch.
gaga said…
Mmm, this is one of my absolute favorite dishes!