Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Roast Duck @ Chef Onn Guangzhou Roast Duck, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya

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)
Petaling Jaya

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.

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ling239 said...

that place susah to get parking also... good idea to pack and go ^_^

Bernsy said...

when u mentioned the name got Chef, i tot this duck gonna cost a bomb... Rm40/RM20 sounds very reasonable... will drop by soon, wonder if its open at night

JadeD said...

hahaha... I like your caption - 'Quacks in a row"

fie the elf said...

i love your blog! im gonna bookmark this for future use when i go back to malaysia =)

J2Kfm said...

not crispy meh? but from the looks of it, very temptingla...and the way they hang their ducks, so uniformed! :)

daphne said...

roast duck without crispy skin? tsk tsk..

Nick Chan said...

Roast duck must have crispy skin la wei. But from the photos, it looks delicious leh.

boo_licious said...

ling239 - yeah, that place forever no space to park!

bernsy - it's a nite place...caters for the Hokkien Mee patrons also.

jaded - yup (unfortunately, they are not wearing white coats?)

fie - hiya! glad you like the blog. Hope you get to find great eats when you return to Msia.

j2kfm - sadly, not but I quite like the juicy taste.

daphne - maybe different variety I guess?

nicholas chan - loong foong still good. this one the skin is softer but juicy and tasty.

wmw said...

When it comes to roast duck, only I-Po for me :o)

choi yen said...

Most best part of a roast duck is the crispy skin, this one no crispy skin ar... :(

lainieyeoh said...

sigh. nothing beats sunrise duck rice. i love the flavours there.

boo_licious said...

wmw - a bit far though for me, when I feel the urge to eat such duckie.

mimi - yeah, weird as I thot the skin not crisp. Maybe I have been spoiled by Sunrise and Loong Foong.

Lainie - yeah, pretty good stuff there.

Unknown said...

wow. look nice. but i m not duck lovr. sorry.

Jody said...

There's a restaurant @ Paramount Garden, PJ which serves delicious roast duck too.. not Sunrise, it's nearer to Restaurant O&S. (Imagine O&S is on your right, drive past it, the first restaurant after the junction on your right is the one).

There's also another restaurant in Cheras, Taman Connaught (I think), that serves absolutely delicious Char Siew.. A couple of yards from the BP Station.

My... i so miss those hokkien cha!! I wonder if I could tapau some, freeze it and pack it properly to avoid alarming the sniffing dogs, and bring it over to the UK.. hmmm...

gill gill said...

lainei: u mean the sunrise roast duck at S.E.A. Park,Petaling Jaya? Yea, the duck is good. actually im from penang, been there for 2 times, 1st visit was good, but very disappointed at the second time. i just wonder, is that because of weekend affected the food quality? coz pretty crowded compare with weekday.

boo_licious: there are serveral steps can makes the duck cripsy
1. put the honeys on
2. air dry the duck
if without these 2 step, or not enough time to let the duck dry, you couldnt get the perfect crispy, no matter how u fry it!

Unknown said...

Try Long fong then u wont go bek to sunrise

Unknown said...

Some style is not crispy 1.

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