Don't waste your money
Awfull! Duck was so small and tastless - not oriental tasing at all and very stringy and tough. Would not buy again. Nothing whatsoever like you get in a restaurant or take-away.
The quality of the components was sub-standard; the meat was dry and the pancakes did not heat up nicely at all. Compares unfavourably with Gressingham products.
You won’t be disappointed
I almost didn’t order this because of negative reviews. I’m so glad that I did. I’ve had crispy duck many times in restaurants. This compares with the best. At first sight, it doesn’t look as though it’s very meaty, until you start to shred. The meat just keeps on coming and isn’t even slightly dry. I heated up my oven for 20 minutes and then followed instructions. Only change was I left it in for an extra five minutes. It was perfect. I agree with other reviewers and would suggest buying your own hoisin. I had some duck and pancakes left over so to stop it drying out, I coated the duck in hoisin and put it in the fridge for the next night. It didn’t make it; it was as gone by lunchtime :) Highly recommend.
Great Saturday night takeaway
The duck is delicious and just what you would get in a takeaway but a lot cheaper. Add some thin slices of spring onion and cucumber. The hoisin sauce is truly terrible - thin consistency and just doesn't taste right so we bin it and use our green dragon hoisin sauce instead.
Inexpensive but really tasty weekly essential
Inexpensive but really tasty duck and pancakes which has become our weekly essential. The only downside is the amount of the source provided isn't very generous.
Not half a duck! Just a pathetic and feeble pair of duck legs. I cannot recommend this at all
Enjoyable dinner treat
Unclear why there are negative reviews. We wanted it as a special treat as we are still self isolating. We loved it. Cooking instructions followed and turned out to be spot on. Important to have fresh spring onion and cucumber ordered, and cut in thin strips. The next day we had Takeaway No 28 crispy duck with pancakes from another company which has no bones but did not shred away like the Tesco one. For both one needed to be sparing on the hoisin sauce as there's only just enough for thin spreadings. Much preferred the Tesco crispy duck. Unanimous from two of us. Yes we'll have this again.
Not for me
I was so dissapointed with this. The meat had so much gristle that there was not enough actual meat to feed 2 people. I will not be buying this again.
You have to have your fan oven very hot and heat t
You have to have your fan oven very hot and heat the oven up for at least five/7mins. The duck will be crispy not watery and buy your own hoisin sauce from a chinese supermarket. Bought this for years from Tesco. I worked in Hongkong in Harbour city for three years and this tastes very good; just make sure you have your oven ready put in the middle of it. Slice your spring onions and cucumber there you are! It is about the only thing I do not complain about regarding Tesco's. Most of the food is awful and they keep mucking about with it. I do NOT THINK THEY READ OUR REVIEWS. But the maybe helpful to us as customers?
I'm only writing a review as I'm really surprised
I'm only writing a review as I'm really surprised at the bad reviews and thought this product was lovely! There was plenty of duck for the 12 pancakes and the sauce (though admittedly it was watery in appearance) had a really nice flavour and did not disappoint.