Peking Duck (Bone) Soup

21 Mar

I love this soup. I have no idea how other people make homemade soup, but my friend recounted how his wife makes soup with a peking duck bone and I copied her.

Peking Duck soup

When we go to Flushing (Queens, NY), we stop by this peking duck stand for a small snack.

Peking Duck

(Grocery shopping in Flushing is also a good excuse to stop for some bubble tea.)

Bubble tea from Flushing

After they carve all that peking duck, they sell the bone. And, surprisingly, the bone is popular!

Peking duck stand

The soup is unbelievably easy to make.

Chop up your bone so it fits in your pot.

Peking duck bone

Pour water in the pot — I used approximately 10 cups. Bring it to a boil, then let it simmer for about an hour to get the broth nice and tasty.

Peking duck soup

After an hour, take the bone out, let it cool for a few minutes so you can handle it, and cut off any excess meat from the bone. Put the meat back in the pot and discard the bone.

Peking Duck

Raise the heat to medium/medium-high.

Drop your noodles in your pot. I like to use a handful of these dried udon noodles because they are easy to store and last forever. It’s also easy to tell when they are cooked because they get pretty plump. Stir them around in your pot, cooking it for a few minutes before adding the vegetables.

Udon Noodles

Add your cleaned and cut veggies. I used bok choy.

Bok Choy

Let it simmer for a few more minutes, stirring as necessary.

Peking duck soup

Scoop it out, grabbing some noodles, veggies and duck for each bowl, and serve.

This soup is great because it requires very little effort and has a ton of flavor.

Peking Duck soup

Peking Duck soup

Peking Duck soup

(We also added a poached egg — Crack an egg into the pot a few minutes before scooping out the soup, careful not to break it. Let it cook for approximately 4-5 minutes in the simmering broth. Carefully scoop it out into your bowl.)

Peking Duck soup


One Response to “Peking Duck (Bone) Soup”

  1. Kim July 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    I’ve made this twice now. Very easy, good recipe. Thanks for posting.

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