Recipe: Roast duck- Vịt quay

By Helen Le Published: November 9, 2017

  • Prep: 60 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Ready In: 7 hrs 0 min

  • Yield: 1 (3-4 Servings)

Unlike Peking duck that normally takes 5 days to prepare, my roast duck is simpler. It takes about half a day to make. So don't expect the skin to be as crispy as peking duck, but the flavor and look of it is incredible. In Vietnam, duck could be roasted in a clay churn or in an open charcoal oven where the ducks are pierced and rotate around a stick.


To make Mai Que Lo Wine, roast the following spices in a pan till fragrant (about 3 minutes). Insert in a cloth bag and leave submerged in the volka/rice wine for 1 month or longer.

  • 2 Star anise
  • 1/2 Cinnamon
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3g Dried Citrus Peel
  • 1/2 tsp pepper corns
  • 300ml Vodka