Duck. 鸭. Canard. Pato. Anatra.アヒル. Call it in whatever language you like. We love our duck. Here are some of the team’s favourite duck dishes from right here in Singapore.
Duck Porridge at York Hotel Penang Hawkers Fare
The Penang Hawkers’ Fare at York Hotel’s White Rose Cafe returns 10 to 26 March 2017 offering the usual suspects such as Penang Laksa, Char Kway Teow, Nasi Lemak with Nonya Chicken Kapitan, Oyster Omelette, crispy Lor Bak amongst others. But what’s new on the menu is Penang’s legendary Duck Porridge that is served with tender braised duck meat, pig’s innards and topped with ginger strips and spring onions. Yes you saw that right. Pig’s innards. If you are a fan like me, you’ll return for more bowls of this dish of comfort food.
Penang Hawkers’ Fare is available during lunch from 12 pm to 2.30pm or dinner from 6.30pm to 10 pm. The price from Mondays to Fridays is S$29++ per adult and S$20++ per child. On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, adults pay S$33++ while children aged 12 and below pay S$23++.
White Rose Cafe is located at 21 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228516.
Crispy Duck at NOW Noodles
One of our favourites at NOW Noodles located at Square 2 is its Crispy Duck which it recently introduced. This hidden gem of local delights serves up only noodle dishes everyone is familiar with but with a different twist. The laksa and mee siam here is dry instead of the usual soupy ones. We have eaten everything on the menu and were delighted when they decided to introduce new variety in the form of a very tender and juicy duck marinated with five-spice, garnished with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and spring onion, and served with vermicelli. The bee hoon is stir-fried with duck-fat. No wonder it tastes so good. And you get to pull the duck meat on our own which makes it more fun. Trust me it tastes better than it looks.
Half a duck is available for two to three people at S$32. For four to five people, get the whole duck is available at S$56. The crispy duck is available during dinner only on weekdays or all day during weekends.
NOW Noodles+ is located at 10 Sinaran Drive, #02-
Super Peking Duck at Imperial Treasure
I asked my foodie friends including SUPERFINEFELINE & CAMEMBERU where they would go for any kind of duck dish, there is one unanimous answer. And that is Imperial Treasure. I’ve eaten here a couple of times to celebrate. This popular Super Peking Duck is prepared with sugar, salt and rare Chinese spices and hung dried for 48 hours to infuse and intensify the flavours. It is then slow-roasted, lightly scented with notes of lychee wood from the traditional fire stone oven. This duck skin is sliced and wrapped in crepes with spring onion and cucumber with hoisin sauce.
But you have to call in early to order three days in advance. A whole duck is priced at S$88.
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck is located at 290 Orchard Road, #05-42/45 Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore 238859.
VLV – Black Truffle Roast Duck
We absolutely love the traditional Cantonese food with a modern twist at VLV which opened 14 September last year. VLV’s Executive Chef Martin Foo’s Black Truffle Roast Duck is a must eat for truffle lovers. Chef Martin uses slices of black truffle and not truffle oil to add flavour to this roasted duck. The duck is available in both half and full portions priced at S$45 and S$90 respectively.
This dish is best paired with Famille Perrin ‘Perrin Reserve’ from Rhone Valley, France. The blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre is priced at S$19++ per glass or S$95++ per bottle.
VLV is located at 3A River Valley Road #01-02 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020.
Morsels – Seared Slow-Cooked Duck Breast
At Morsels’ new space at Dempsey, Chef Petrina Loh moves seamlessly through her open kitchen to create dish after dish of ingenuity. The topic of the day, duck, gets a special treatment, slow cooked, seared and served with a yuzu white chocolate sauce. Sweet and tender, you almost forget its the same, tough red meat you get at a roast meat store. She pairs it, uniquely, with eryngii mushrooms, chicken scratchings and a homemade fennel kimchee. In just one mouthful, you get all the flavours and textures that made Morsels famous as Singapore’s “wildly creative fusion cuisine”.
It is served as a sharing plate, available during dinner for S$35.
Special mention: Diners can also order the deviled eggs, which comes with bits of their house cured duck prosciutto (S$4.50/piece).
Morsels is located at 25 Dempsey Road, #01-04, Singapore 249670.
The Black Swan – Duck Leg Confit
This S$32++ fanciful duck confit is one of the signature dishes from The Black Swan. The iconic bistro dish is sous-vide for 18 hours before being crisped on a pan. It is then served with porcini-braised shallots, boudin noir, crispy quinoa and date sauce.
The Black Swan is located at 19 Cecil Street Singapore 049704.