Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Duck Feet Roll (Ngap Kiok Pau) @ Sze Ngan Chye, Petaling Street



An institution on Petaling Street - it is hard to miss this famous roast duck stall known fondly as Sze Ngan Chye. Literally meaning 4 eyed guy in Chinese, this was the nickname of the stall owner.



Most of the time you find his daughter running the show but we were lucky to see him one Saturday morning. He is still as deft chopping the roast ducks away even though he is sporting a hearing aid.



This stall is said to have started in the 1950s long before I was born and they use charcoal to bake their salted roast duck. Placed in a mobile stainless steel stall, the ducks are kept in shelves totally unlike other places which hang their ducks out with skewers.



We didn't try the salted roast duck but went for the unusual duck feet roll or ngap kiok pau (RM1.50 per piece). Although you get versions of this at those mobile lok lok stalls, none of those places make it with duck feet. This unique roll consists of duck liver wrapped around the duck feet with a piece of the duck's intestine. A lot of work goes into cleaning the intestine to make sure it does not smell. Once wrapped, it is marinated in this sweetish sauce and hung to dry. Simply yummy stuff.

Sze Ngan Chye Roast Duck
46, Petaling Street
Kuala Lumpur

(Non Halal. Open daily from 6am to 3pm)

*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.

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21 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Very good stuff indeed. I particularly enjoyed the duck feet but not so much on the liver. I know you prefer the liver so next time i shall pass it all over to you. I also want to try their roast duck next time which I heard really good.

boo_licious said...

that was quick of you! I love the liver part and eating this must be done in piece so you can chew on the duck feet properly.

boo_licious said...

aiks - typo error. Shld be "in peace"

Jason said...

At first glance, I thought it's a piece of roasted duck meat :)

daphne said...

very sinful stuff but oh look so yummy!

Cat Cat said...

Ah, I used to work somewhere near Petaling Street but never eaten Sze Ngan Chye Roast Duck. Heard it's good. Must try next time we go home to Malaysia.

Precious Pea said...

Haha...agree boo, and must be eaten without distraction (phone calls, etc). Perfect to munch while watching tv!

fatboybakes said...

how bizarre, i just mentioned them as well in my champagne brunch post. oooh, the duck liver thingie looks sinful. does it taste anything like foie gras? that would be a brilliant discovery.

boo_licious said...

jason - u didn't dare eat that day! Me and Pea ate it all ourselves.

Daphne - sinful stuff is always yummy

Cat Cat - hope u get to check it out one day.

Angie Tan said...

whoa.. this is very yummy looking. :-)

tanalan2 said...

Its been ages since I had his NgapKiok Pau. Simply delicious. U make me wanna run out here to Petaling Street now !~!!

sc said...

OMG! looks superbly wonderfully delicious!

boo_licious said...

Precious Pea - yes, eat slowly in front of telly.

fbb - no wor, not like foie gras at all but still good I reckon.

angie tan - go try some this weekend.

tanalan2 - ah, you're a fan also. High 5! If cannot go PStreet, eat the lok lok version first.

sc - this seems to be one of only places that still do this so give it a try.

Jason said...

Haha yeah. Was a bit skeptical when I heard the word "liver".

tankiasu said...

Oh me and my family have been patronizing him for over 2 decades. But it's been quite sometime since my last visit there. How much is a whole roast duck selling there now?

wanderlust said...

It is a tradition to queue up at 2am in the morning for the duck on CNY eve!! Love the duck, especially while it is still hot! Me and mum will pig out right away when we get home at 3am (depends how long we have to queue for)! Only recently I tried the wrap... not a big fan I must say... I will stick with the duck.

boo_licious said...

jason - yeah not everyone's cup of tea.

tankiasu - sorry didn't ask abt duck as we zoomed in on this one instead.

wanderlust - what a great tradition. Oooh, duck when warm is so yummy.

ekeng said...

i've been there to try their "ngap kiok pau" last sunday..it's delicious and yummy.

Jackson said...

i never try this type of food but i think im gonna love it. RM 1.50 per piece is so cheap!

boo_licious said...

ekeng - cool! glad u liked it.

jackson - time to start ok? think what u have been missing.

Small Kucing said...

I am a die hard fan of this roast duck too. The Ngap Kiok Pau also very tasty

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