Quacks in a row.................
What a weekend! Unfortunately, it wasn't a weekend for great food, as the places we tried were dissapointing. Don't worry, I will share with you all the sordid details later this week. I did get to try something I have been meaning to sample for the longest time ever. I first read about this place in Damansara Uptown from the Chinese papers. Seems the roast duck here is so popular, there will be a long queue waiting patiently for their turn.
juicy roast duck, too bad about the skin
I inadvertently found out it opens pretty early during the day, when we drove past yesterday afternoon. Splashie Boy spotted his dream drive - the Hummer parked nearby at the luxury car showroom. While he drooled over the Hummer (just RM580,000, a song compared to its original price of RM630,000), I took my time at the roast duck stall. There was a small wait, which gave me a chance to check the place out.
Sharing the same premises as Damansara Hokkien Mee, the ducks were fresh from the oven. Everytime, the fella split the duck open, to tip the juices out, there would be small puff of smoke. I asked the owner, what was the difference between Guangzhou roasted versus the ones we get, and he was very non-comittal, just saying that it is the same. A whole duck is RM40, a half is RM20.
As I packed the roast duck home, I quickly snapped pictures of it before sampling a piece. The meat was juicy and tender. However, the skin wasn't crispy. I suspect this could be due to them not bathing the roast duck with hot oil, before serving it. Nevertheless, the roast duck still tastes pretty succulent. I would imagine, it will taste sinfully good (and cholestrol laden) with a plate of fresh-from-the-wok midnight black Hokkien noodles with super guilty deep-fried lard bits.
Chef Onn Guangzhou Roasted Duck
No. 121, Jalan SS21/37
Damansara Utama (Uptown)
Tel No: 012 -238 3325
(Non halal. Same place as Damansara Hokkien Mee, opposite the police station. Starts from 4pm onwards. Closes on Tuesdays.)
*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.