Posts Tagged With: roast duck

Kam’s Roast @Pacific Plaza

2017-01-30 17.40.39Since Kam’s Roast was also located in Pacific Plaza, we figured that we should end our foodie day with yet another Michelin-starred eatery, this time from Hong Kong. Being early evening, there was absolutely no queue!

Unfortunately, unlike its Hong Kong outlet which we had tried previously, goose was not available in Singapore, so we opted for Roast Duck 甘牌烧鸭 ($19.80++ for lower quarter), ‘Toro’ Char Siu 肥浓叉烧  (22.80++), and Marinated Black Fungus with Vinegar 香醋黑木耳 ($6.80++).

Gotta say that we were still as pleased as ever with the fatty char siew, with its lovely meat to fat ratio and nicely charred bits. The roast duck was drenched in sauce already, so the skin was not as crispy as we would have preferred. As for the duck meat, well, it a little below our expectations. The black fungus was chewy with a good bite, and provided a refreshing lift to the meal.

Contact:

  • Location: 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza #01-04/05/06/07 S(228210)
  • Website: kamsroast.com.sg (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10.30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun, PH)
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四季民福 Siji Minfu @Dongcheng District, Beijing

2016-10-26-22-52-46四季民福 Siji Minfu was another highly recommended place to go to for Peking Duck, and there was a relatively new outlet near the East Exit of 故宫博物院 The Palace Museum where one could savour the majestic beauty of the palace while munching on the delectable ducks (if you can get a seat by the window, that is).

It was almost 3pm when we left 故宫博物院 The Palace Museum (6 hours of walking and we still couldn’t finish all the exhibits), and we were starving!

We still had to queue despite the odd hours, but there were snacks available while we waited, so it was not too bad.

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​北京大董烤鸭店 Beijing Da Dong Roast Duck @Dongcheng District, Beijing

2016-10-24-13-16-16Peking duck is one of the must-try when one is in Beijing. With prices ranging from relatively cheap ¥100+ per bird to exorbitant (¥888 for roast duck coated in real gold), we are really spoilt for choice!

After much Googling and getting recommendations from friends, we decided to narrow down to 大董烤鸭 Da Dong and 四季民福 Sijiminfu.

Our first duck stop was at 大董烤鸭 Da Dong, for the main shop was quite near our hotel.

We reached the restaurant around 12.40pm and did not have to wait too long for a table.

This was a huge place and decorated beautifully, with menu thicker than my Mathematics textbooks 😮 The prices were also rather steep, but this restaurant has won multiple awards before too.

We decided to stick to basics and ordered Half a Duck (¥144 ~S$30) with Duck Condiments (¥12/person).

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Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant 文興酒家 @Capitol Piazza

We were here primarily for the duck, so we only ordered another vegetable dish… Mainly because the prices were really high! Here was what we tried.

  • Four Seasons Signature Roasted Duck 文興至尊燒鴨 ($68++ for whole, $36++ for half, $22 for 1 portion): The meat was quite tender, but it was not as crispy or fatty as the version we had in London. In fact, of the half duck that we had, only 2-3 pieces had crispy skin.
  • Poached Spinach with Century and Salted Egg in Superior Stock 金銀蛋菠菜 ($22++): This was just alright, and we thought that it would have tasted better with the usual Amaranth 苋菜. Most of the vegetables options were in the range of $22 to $24, which we thought was really quite pricey…

There were only Oolong or Chrysanthemum tea available ($2.20++ per person), and we opted for Oolong, which was a lovely complement to the duck.

Contact:

  • Location: 13 Stamford Road Capitol Piazza #02-27/28/29 S(178905)
  • Hrs: 11am – 10:30pm
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London Fat Duck @Scott’s Square

We had heard lots of good things about London Fat Duck and met up with Ms J to go check it out! It was about 35 minutes wait after we submitted our order chit on a weekday evening, and we were eating by 7.15pm!

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Hiang Ji Roasted Meat & Noodle House 享記燒臘麵家 @Toa Payoh

Claypot Rice

Claypot Rice

We were roaming around trying to find dinner at Toa Payoh Central, when we peeped through a corridor and there appeared to be a stretch of stalls hidden inside, so we thought that we should check it out!

The Chinatown Claypot Rice next to Hiang Ji was the most crowded, and there were some super powerful fans blasting at the tables, and thus our dinner was decided!

We ordered a Claypot Rice ($6), a platter of Roasted Duck, Roasted Pork and Char Siew ($14), and a plate of Kailan ($4) for a balanced meal 😛

A balanced meal

A balanced meal

The platter was the first to arrive, and we were most impressed by the char siew! It had a good combination of slightly charred meat and fats, and each piece was melting in our mouths… It was divine! The roasted pork was full of crackling crispiness but a bit too fat for my liking, and the roasted duck was just average.

The Kailan was quite oily, and came with lots if deep fried lard 😮 Not very healthy I guess.

We were told that we would need to wait for about 20 minutes for the claypot rice, and it was indeed worth the wait! The salty smell from the salted fish and Chinese sausage made our mouths water; coupled with the crispy rice stuck to the claypot (锅巴), and the amount of oil and dark soy sauce at your own control, the claypot rice was really very delicious! The chicken pieces were quite tender as well, and there were salted egg pieces, which complemented the rice very well! This was such an unexpected find!

The only down side was that they had ran out of bottled water, so we were really quite thirsty after the meal… Which gave us an excuse to look for a cafe…

Note that wet tissue is $0.30 per piece.

Contact:

  • Location: 190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #01-512 S(310190)
  • Hrs: 10am – 10pm
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Four Seasons Restaurant 文興酒家 @Chinatown London

Preparing for the rush of customers

Preparing for the rush of customers

We met up with Lao Ban Niang again and this time, she was granted permission to come out for lunch!

She wanted to try this new branch of Four Seasons Restaurant, so we met at Chinatown for an early lunch. However, we discovered that all the Chinese restaurants in this area only open after 12noon, so we ended up shopping at the nearby Chinese supermarket instead. We all paused in surprise in the supermarket when we heard traffic announcement over the radio station informing all shoppers of traffic jam at Upper Thomson… Singapore Y.E.S. 933 station, haha!

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HKc 港味軒 @nex

Roast Duck Noodle

Roast Duck Noodle

Running out of options at nex and this newly-opened HK café caught our eyes, so we decided to give it a try. The interior is a very typical Hong Kong café but the ordering was not as efficient as you could get in Hong Kong. When we waved at a waitress, she came over reluctantly to collect our order sheet. Then she strolled over to the cashier counter and just passed the sheet to the cashier, who was busy chatting/gossiping with her colleague. She gave us an impression that this was not her job and that the cashier should have come over. Later when the cashier punched in our orders and gave us the summary, I found that one of the items was missing. So I had to walk over the cashier counter to repeat my orders, and she was still chatting/gossiping with her colleagues. Why can’t life be simpler? Continue reading

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