Family members and friends just chuckle when I answer their questions about what kind of food I have in our luggage on local and foreign travels. One time it was 3 boxes of all kinds of berries for the toddler who had asked what the blackberries in “Winnie the Pooh” tasted like (so I brought some 8+ kinds of berries from the Victoria market in Melbourne) for her to taste. Or another time it was a suitcase filled with ingredients from Cambodia and Vietnam. Sometimes it is loads of chocolate, other times preserves and dried fruit. I have brought back different types of grains, pastas and flours. And at one point in my career, I used to bring back several roast ducks on quick trips to Manila from work bases in Hong Kong and Singapore. This fantastic goose is another example…
I don’t know what it is so hard to get nicely roasted duck, goose, quail, etc. in Manila but it is. So the last time we were in Hong Kong, we stuck a whole roasted goose in our handcarry, got home, heated it up and had it with some simple chinese greens at a dinner for friends in our home. If they travelled frozen well, I think I would bring in dozens of these geese and keep them in the freezer until needed.
Oh, and sauce was included too. :) If you forget to get your goose downtown, you can buy them whole at the foodcourt of the Hong Kong and Singapore airports and just have them wrap them up well. Of course the staff look at you a bit wonky when you put in your request, but no matter, just make up some outrageous apocryphal story for them to spread to their curious friends and relatives… :)