The process of making Braised Duck is quite a tedious affair as it takes at least 2 hours to braise a duck. It must be cooked at the proper temperature to avoid being overcooked, which can affect the colour and taste of the marinade.
Braised ducks nowadays had lost its traditional taste. Lots of people skip through the step of consistent basting of the marinade. The end result is usually just bland and lacks of the traditional flavour.
Traditional braised ducks are darker in colour. The white sugar is first stirred to caramelised before braising to give it that shiny, succulent look.
In the world of natural delicacies, the quality of a dish is pertaining to the freshness of the ingredients used, the richness of the marinade and the quality of the spices used.