Added the chillies and lemon grass
next the star anise
And finally a good grinding of black pepper, do you like my grinder (what a waste of space)
Return the duck portions back into the pan and partially cover and simmer for an hour and a half (for the people that like figures 1.5 hrs.).
The bands come from far and wide, some are local but many travel quite a distance just to take part in the fun (there real fun starts later)
It was then home and finished off the cooking, got my rice cooker out and went to look for my basmati rice; I had round grain, Arborio, Sushi, Risotto in fact every sort of rice with the exception of Basmati rice. Then I remembered, I had dropped the rice jar from a great height and it had smashed on the tiled kitchen floor before Christmas and I had forgotten to replace both the jar and the rice. So this meant, into the car and round to the supermarket, thank goodness for 22:00 opening.