It's been ages since I ate here hence when my friend suggested this for last night's dinner, I was eager to try it out. Maybe everyone was out since it was a Sunday night plus Chap Goh Meh but this place was packed to the brim. The stall was so busy that this man was chopping the stewed duck non stop. A specialty of the Teochew clan, the duck is said to be simmered for a few hours on a slow flame with various spices and caramelised sugar. This precious gravy which absorbs the flavours of the duck and spices is then used to cook other items like the hard boiled eggs and tau kua.
Not only is the gravy used to cook other items, it's an important flavouring for all the dishes served here. At this stall, a claypot of the thick gravy is placed over a slow flame to keep it warm and every dish that comes out from the stall whether it's the chopped duck, intestines or etc, the server will spoon the hot gravy over the dish before serving it. The gravy is also used as a flavouring for the plain porridge.
The stewed duck is excellent here as the meat is smooth and tender. It goes really well with the smooth porridge but if you prefer a more substantial meal, you can also order rice.
We also ordered the intestines which were nice and crunchy. You can choose from the dishes which is kept warm over a slow fire - braised mushrooms and braised pork trotters.
Another essential accompaniement for the porridge is the salted vegetable (ham choy) which makes eating all that duck slightly less guilty. If you wish to eat at this place, do come early to get a table. Service is efficient as there's an army of people rushing around in their trademark orange and black t-shirts to get dishes doused in the gravy and delivered as soon as possible.
Kam Heong Restoran
8 Jalan Tengah
Off Jalan Yong Shook Lin
Petaling Jaya New Town
(Non Halal. Open daily from 5 pm to 11 pm. This coffeeshop is right next to UOB Bank. In the mornings, they serve seafood porridge)
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Teochew Braised Duck + Malaysian Food