Food & Drink

Soup & pork from Duck & Dumpling

I don't know if you have ventured into The Duck & Dumpling recently, but they are currently serving a seasonal cauliflower soup that is simply phenomenal. I'm hoping you'll be able to publish the recipe. -- J.L., Raleigh

I have had many different preparations of pork ribs, but the ones served at The Duck & Dumpling are the absolute best I have ever tasted. Please obtain the recipe for this wonderful appetizer that I continue to make into a full meal. -- D.W., Raleigh

A vibrant downtown restaurant offering both traditional and contemporary riffs on the flavors of China and Vietnam, the Duck & Dumpling (222 S. Blount St.; 838-0085; celebrated its fifth anniversary in November. Owner/chef David Mao shares his recipes for Ginger Carrot Cauliflower Soup and Baby Back Ribs.

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Ginger Carrot Cauliflower Soup

Baby Back Ribs

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