Dried bamboo shoots add a bit of funk to this soup. Of course, the duck is very tender. It may still be on the bone, so it's a bit of a hassle getting to that delicious meat, and the thick duck skin is left on, which is a bit fatty but quite tasty. Dip the duck meat in the ginger fish sauce that should come with this dish. It's a perfect compliment to the meat. There may also be duck liver, kidney, or congealed duck's blood in it. The broth is often made from chicken or pork as well as duck. The bamboo will give it a bit of a unique taste. Shredded water spinach and bean sprouts can be added to the soup to provide some crunchy nutrition.
There are many other kinds of bun mang including chicken and pork hock