Adventures in East Asia

Seen in Hong Kong - Miniature Red Roast Birds

Restaurants brandishing red roast duck, goose and various kinds of bbq pork in their windows are as familiar a sight in worldwide Chinatowns as they are in Hong Kong on every street corner. But how about these little dudes?


We caught sight of these mini roast birds in the window of an establishment in Tai Po and haven't seen them anywhere else since. They're kinda dinky but not really cute when considered for people's consumption. The way the hanging rod is just jammed through their heads is also a little gross.

I thought these birds might be ducklings or gooselings and after we asked one of the staff what they were, I still don't know! They were called something like fa gnorr juerk which I translate as flower goose bird, though I'm probably wrong. Anyone know what these are?

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