Peking duck has long been a favorite meal in China and has become increasingly popular in western nations as well. Although the preparation process for Peking duck can be time-consuming and intricate, the Chinese have used the same methods since the country’s Imperial era. Each part of the process from sourcing the duck to marinating, roasting, and serving it must proceed according to plan.
People can tell the difference when chefs have taken shortcuts and attempted to prepare Peking duck commercially. The duck will not have the appropriate fat to meat ratio, leaving diners or guests feeling dissatisfied with a dried-out meal.