The more Asian fusion cuisine you eat, the more you notice duck on virtually every menu -- especially as an appetizer. Richer in flavor than chicken, it's a meat that works well in many treatments.
Here are three Asian-fusion restaurants where the duck really takes flight:
FANCY LEE ASIAN BISTRO 'N' SUSHI , Babylon
Making its home in a former diner, this classy Asian spot serves an appetizer called the ganga-style duck roll. The South Asian pancake known as a roti is wrapped around roasted duck, the whole drizzled with hoisin and spicy rémoulade in a presentation both attractive and delectable.
SUSHI KO , Merrick
From the kitchen of this mostly Japanese restaurant comes a first-rate fusion appetizer of crisp roasted boneless duck with a lime-hoisin sauce.
At these fusion spots, the duck pot stickers have great depth of flavor. You also can stuff your own duck fajitas in an entree that amounts to a Latin fusion riff on Peking duck.