I Try It So You Don’t Have To: Vegetarian Peking Roast Duck mark April 16, 2013 I Try It So You Don't Have To I have to admit, I picked this can up at the store, thinking it was actual duck in a can. By the time I got to the register, I had realized that it was mock Peking duck, not the actual fowl I was hoping for. It was still interesting enough to give it a whirl. I have eaten seitan numerous times and never really thought of it as being seasoned to replace a specific item, in this case duck, but it has a meaty texture to it and seems to pick up whatever flavor you want in other applications, so it’s a decent meat alternative. It is not a pretty product to look at, upon opening. But I was amused that they actually put the duck skin texture on it. It smelled like bread, which it is, for the most part. I didn’t smell much in the way of seasoning which was kind of surprising. I tore off a piece and gave it a taste. It had a rich, bready, wheat flavor and a chewy, meaty texture. If you have ever made bread you can almost see that this product shows the strands of gluten as they form in bread dough. Again I was disappointed in the seasoning level; it was quite bland on its own. I tossed it in a hot pan with a touch of sesame oil and some hoisin sauce to see what I could make out of this mock meat lump. After it got nicely browned and heated through, I went in for another taste. Heat and seasoning made a lot of difference. It still tasted more like bread than other seitan products I have tried, but the extra flavoring was exactly what it needed. It took on a bit of crispiness from the high heat and the hoisin caramelizing, which gave it some nice contrast. If it were mixed in with some crispy stir-fried vegetables, it would be great. It doesn’t resemble Peking duck in the slightest, but i’ll give Vegetarian Peking Roast Duck a “Try It,” especially if you are looking to cut some meat from your diet. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts mark Latest posts by mark (see all) Pizzeria Bianco Review: Is it really the best pizza in America? - December 10, 2013 Truffle Fries Review - December 5, 2013 Breaking News! Jack In The Box to Release Fajita Ranch Melt Sourdough Sandwich - December 3, 2013 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.