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Mock duck in a can?
Haven't tried it, but want to 29%  29%  [ 26 ]
Awesome! 42%  42%  [ 38 ]
Scary, probably won't try it. 30%  30%  [ 27 ]
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I think ... maybe ... I'd try it. I've never had duck period so I don't know what I'm comparing it too, and the skin bumps do freak me out a little bit. But I'D TRY IT.

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I've had real duck, and honestly, I like this stuff better. Real duck can be really greasy.

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I've recently become a little bit obsessed with the mock duck at my favourite vegan restaurant, so I'm now for the first time open to trying the canned stuff. I think the look of it just freaked me out... and also the salt content. I'm not big on excessive salt, so I try to stay away from most canned things for that reason.

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Seitan in a can just does not appeal to me.


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I LOVE mock duck and all other glutinous mock meats.

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I've never had real duck or mock duck from a can (or even seen it in a can) but it's my favorite mock meat at asian-type restaurants. The texture is so good!


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VeganMeredith wrote:
I'd never even heard of it until I saw Isa's post the other day, now I'm intrigued!


I know! Me neither. Which is what made it so weird that I randomly saw it later that morning. I felt it was the universe's way of telling me to try it... And who am I to argue with the universe? ;-p


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So there isn't really an appropriate option for me to select. I think I'm going to have to null my vote. Wait, is there no null vote? Will I be forced to vote for something I don't believe in just to see what the results of this poll are?


Woops, guys! very sorry I did not make a null... The old forums used to do it for you and this is my first poll. My bad.


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You guys are totally missing out. That shiitake with hoisin, green onions, and Mandarin pancakes is awesomesauce.


Up until right now I thought I was the only person that still said "awesomesauce". :-) That's actually how I described the Mock Duck Chili when Mr. Scruffle asked how it was.

I had duck once upon a time and I remember it being greasy and blech. And as far as the texture on the skin mimicking feathers being removed, that didn't bother me too bad... I thought it was weird, but if it appeals to the omnis to try it that's fine by me. I'd rather have fake plucked skin on someone's plate than the real deal.

I didn't know there were other mock meats. I only saw the mock duck. NOW I am intrigued... My only reason is I like things in cans for quick throw together meals. I still very much prefer the seitan I've made and thrown in the freezer, but I wouldn't be me if I didn't try something weird and seemingly gross sometimes. :-)

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I really liked the taste of real duck before I was vegan. The cans are a really common site in Asian markets, I've often been tempted to try it. Maybe this is the week! But...now that I can make seitan from scratch I don't really see the point. Does it really have a good taste? I think my local corner store even has it (it's a Chinese-run corner store, it's pretty amazing).

Oh gawwwwwwd I don't know if I can go there Image

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I love it!

I made Isa's recipe (Vietnamese noodly thing) the other night, and the mock duck in the marinade was fantastic - I've never marinaded it before, but will definitely do that again.


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I've only tried duck once aaaaand I don't think I want to remember what it tastes like.

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I've never had it from a can, but mock duck is my fav of all the mock meats.

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Love it! Mock duck pancakes all the way, baby!

It does look a little like dog food though...

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I don't know. I want to try it, but it scares me a bit and I wouldn't even know what to cook with it. But now that I've seen Isa's recipe, I think I'll try and get my hands on a can of that mock duck.

I've had a can of mock abalone for years, though, and I've never gotten around to trying it, mostly because I have no idea what abalone is supposed to be. Some kind of seafood? If they'd just put "seitan" on the can I'd be much more inclined to try it. And by now the can I have is probably way past its expiration date... eeep!


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Scruffleupagus wrote:

Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
So there isn't really an appropriate option for me to select. I think I'm going to have to null my vote. Wait, is there no null vote? Will I be forced to vote for something I don't believe in just to see what the results of this poll are?


Woops, guys! very sorry I did not make a null... The old forums used to do it for you and this is my first poll. My bad.

Ah, no, actually my bad. I freaked out too soon. Right under the "submit vote" button there is a "view results" button, so you can still see without voting. I'm still adjusting to the new boards and learning my way around things.

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hoveringdog wrote:
I've had real duck, and honestly, I like this stuff better. Real duck can be really greasy.

Yes. This is where my childhood trauma comes from.

Also, I'd probably try any seitan as long as it's not from a can.

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My first thouhgt when I saw it was "MUST BUY." And I thought it was very tasty! A little too salty, though.

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My mom used to buy the mock abalone all the time, so I guess I'm just used to seeing seitan come in a can. I can't find the canned version here now though, so I buy the stuff that comes in an aluminum pouch inside a box.

Annnd...it just occurred to me that the silver pouch looks a lot like the pouches of wet cat food I used to feed my cats.

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I made a pizza with it once. It ruled. So I chose "awesome."

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I wish I could get my homemade seitan to have that awesome shreddy texture. Mock duck is one of my favorite fake meaty products. I keep several cans of it on hand at all times.

All the haters are sooo missing out. It doesn't taste like duck any more than tofurkey tastes like turkey (i.e. not at all). It looks weird and is just sort of salty on its own, but it's really great in stir-fry and fried rice.

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All the haters are sooo missing out. It doesn't taste like duck any more than tofurkey tastes like turkey (i.e. not at all). It looks weird and is just sort of salty on its own, but it's really great in stir-fry and fried rice.


^^^What she said.

You REALLY are missing out if you don't try this stuff. Rinse it if you're freaked by the sodium, most of the sodium is in the broth anyway.
Mock meat in a can is pretty common in some cultures (i.e. Chinese, and other Asian, obviously...) and just like it took some of us a while to "get used" to tofu, tempeh, and soymilk, you'll never know until you give it a try.

Seriously, the stuff is SO freakin' convenient, I make stirfry noodles and rice (and just tried Isa's recipe) for my kids at least once a week. Our favorite is the Companion Brand Curry Cha'i Pow Yu Braised Gluten (which does NOT look like duck skin or weird meats, but more like little tiny thumb-sized gluten cutlets). I can buy it for 50 cents a can at the local Asian market and it's oh-so-yummy - wish I could make my own so cheaply and have it turn out so tender!!

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I really liked the taste of real duck before I was vegan. The cans are a really common site in Asian markets, I've often been tempted to try it. Maybe this is the week! But...now that I can make seitan from scratch I don't really see the point. Does it really have a good taste? I think my local corner store even has it (it's a Chinese-run corner store, it's pretty amazing).

Oh gawwwwwwd I don't know if I can go there Image


It looks so... icky, but after reading all the positive comments, I'd like to try it I think.


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The corner store only had abalone so I think I'll go to China town in the next few days.

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Veglicious wrote:
The corner store only had abalone so I think I'll go to China town in the next few days.


I had this recently, and I think it's similar to the canned duck? I've heard. I've only had the one canned abalone, but I really liked it. Chewy and fatty in a good way. I made it for something like "beef and broccoli." Yum! Can't get any here, though.


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Veglicious wrote:
The corner store only had abalone so I think I'll go to China town in the next few days.


I had this recently, and I think it's similar to the canned duck? I've heard. I've only had the one canned abalone, but I really liked it. Chewy and fatty in a good way. I made it for something like "beef and broccoli." Yum! Can't get any here, though.


Yeah, the abalone and the duck are basically the same, just formed into different shapes. And it makes me sad that nearly 30% of the PPK wouldn't even consider trying it. No sense of adventure.

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