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Braised Whole Duck in Coconut Wine

This braised duck recipe is cooked in coconut nectar or called locally as "tuba". Tuba is usually fermented to became wine in most provinces in the Visayas region and it is also good as an ingredient for cooking.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Duck Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: braised duck, coconut wine, tuba
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 whole whole dressed duck about 3/4 kilo
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • banana leaves or sugar cane for lining the clay pot
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped ginger
  • 1/4 cup red bell peppers cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. black beans
  • 1 Tbsp. pork lard or vegetable oil
  • 2 pcs pcs bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup native vinegar
  • 2 cups coconut nectar or fresh sweet tuba
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. cracked black-pepper
  • 1 finger chili optional


How to cook Braised Duck in Coconut Wine:

  • Wash the whole duck and pat dry. Season liver, gizzard, duck head and feet with salt and stuff into the duck cavity.
  • Line a clay pot ot palayok with banana leaves or peeled and halved sugar cane.
  • Place the whole duck into the pot, breast side down.
  • Meanwhile saute garlic, onion, ginger, bell peppers and black beans in lard or oil.
  • Put over the duck, then add laurel leaves, vinegar, sweet tuba, soy sauce, black pepper and chili.
  • Simmer over low fire while basting the duck with the sauce every few minutes.
  • Cook the duck for at least and hour and 15 minutes or more until the duck becomes tender and the sauce is reduced to its desired consistency.