A spicy salad that usually serves as an appetiser; Yum Ped Yang is a combination of savoury roast duck, crunchy vegetables, with a tasty dressing.
It is not only delicious but a healthy dish. Other than eating it as an appetiser, consuming with crispy bread makes it a fulfilling meal on its own
What is Yum Ped Yang?
‘Yum’ refers to Thai salad, while ‘Phed Yang’ means roast duck. The slices of roast duck combined with vegetables such as red onion, cucumber, carrots, cilantro, and tomatoes make this dish what it is. Sometimes, there are also slices of pineapple and unripe mango tossed inside.
The salad dressing used has the perfect balance of spicy and savoury for the juicy duck meat and crunchy salads. Some of the ingredients to make the dressing include garlic, bird’s eye chilli, lime juice, fish sauce, and palm sugar.
The duck used for this dish will be covered with sweet hoisin sauce before being roasted. This helps produce glazed and crispy skin with juicy meat inside after the duck has been roasted.
This dish can be easily found at most Chinese and Thai restaurants.
History of Yum Ped Yang
Yum Ped Yang is a Thai-Chinese dish. It is believed that the popularity of the Peking duck gave rise to the invention of this dish.
Peopled in Thailand adapted this roasted duck and made their own dish. Since Thai people prefer spicy food, they created this delicious spicy salad.
Health Benefits of Duck Meat
Duck, like chicken, is a versatile meat that is adaptable to various types of dishes. It has a distinct and more flavourful taste compared to chicken.
However, people do not usually cook duck at home as the meat can be tough. But it’s a delicious treat to enjoy when eating outside.
Duck is a good source of protein. Although duck meat has higher fat content compared to other poultry, the majority of the fat is in the skin. So, if you want to take in less fat, simply remove the duck skin and you should be fine.
Roasted duck is a healthier alternative to fried duck. It is excellent for people that want to watch their weight. It contains vitamin B, zinc and selenium. All of which are important for healthy skin and hairs, helping boosts the body’s immune system.
Even though duck is a type of white meat, it is high in iron. Iron is important for blood productions and the prevention of anaemia. It is also high in antioxidants which can prevent certain diseases.
Besides that, the duck fat has a similar composition with olive oil. Thus, it is good to improve heart disease and helps protect the heart.
Where can you find Roasted Duck Salad in Malaysia?
Most Chinese restaurants will sell roasted duck. However, only some of them serve Roasted Duck Salad.
You can get Roast Duck Salad from Chakri Palace (Pavilion-KL). Otherwise, you can just buy the roast duck meat and create your own roast duck salad if you feel like it.
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