Duck with Five Spice Soup


Duck Stew with Five Spices

A whole duck is stewed in a flavorful combination on spices that include star anise, szechuan peppers and cinnamon stick in this easy recipe. Serve with rice or noodle and stir fried vegetables on the side for a hearty and delicious meal.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 6
Calories 967 kcal


  • 88 Oz Duck (1 duck)
  • 100 Oz Water
  • 4 Oz Palm sugar
  • 0.1 Oz Five Spice
  • 0.5 Oz Cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1.4 Oz Garlic Cloves
  • 0.1 Oz Star anise
  • 0.1 Oz Black pepper corn
  • 3 Cinnamon stick
  • 0.1 Oz Szechuan Peppercorn
  • 3 Oz Galangal Slice
  • 1/2 Cup Soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Seasoning sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Oyster sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Chinese cooking wine


  • In a deep pan add the star anise, szechuan peppers, black pepper and cinnamon stick. Keep stirring for a 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, cilantro , galangal, five spice powder, soy sauce, seasoning sauce, sweet soy sauce, oyster sauce, Chinese cooking wine, palm sugar and water
  • Boil for approximately 30 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Get another large pot, and strain the contents from your pan into the new pot, leaving a smooth broth.
  • Add your duck to the pan and bring to a slow boil. Once boiling, simmer on low heat.
  • After 40 minutes turn over the duck. Continue the simmer for another 35 minutes.
  • Remove the duck from the pan and after drained, place on a cutting board. Cur remove the meat from the bone and cut into bite-size pieces. 
    Add the duck meat back into your pan to heat back through. 
    Serve & Enjoy!
Keyword Duck

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