A few weekends ago, I went to Copa Cafe on Cambie (near King Ed) and had one of my go-to dishes...BBQ Duck Rice Noodle Soup. I am one of those people who actually enjoy chewing on bones versus just eating chunks of meal. It seems to make the meal last longer. So I was delighted when my noodles arrived and I had gotten the BBQ Duck thigh...a great blend of meat and bone...and skin, the best part!
As per my usual order of business, I removed all the BBQ Ducky-Goodness onto a side plate so that I could enjoy the noodles underneath, without getting the crispy skin all soggy. Imagine my surprise when I found an "internal organ" as part of the dish. In all my years of devouring BBQ Duck (and BBQ Goose while in HK), I have never actually be served this. I have eaten the more common chicken version of the same thing...but never the duck at a cafe. I think I will be back just to see if this is de rigeur for them.
My friend ordered one of their Thai-styled Fried Rices (I think it was the Roast Chicken one) and it was a huge portion. And really, you can't go wrong with anything that is topped with a fried egg. The only decision is exactly when you pop the yolk. I prefer to wait until half the dish is done, so that the yolky goodness is enough to make the remaining rice all wet and saucey.
Mark this BBQ Duck craving - satisfied!