A quacking good time
YUMMY DUCK ROAST HOUSE,
9, Dinasti Sentral,
Jalan Kuchai Maju 18,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
Business hours: 11.00am-10.30pm daily.
At THE Yummy Duck Roast House, it is no secret that the bird takes centre stage. Situated along Jalan Kuchai Maju in Kuala Lumpur, it can be an elusive place for those who are unfamiliar with the area.
The restaurant is located opposite the main road, Jalan Kuchai Maju 1.
Upon reaching the restaurant, one is greeted by a cosy interior.
Yummy Duck was opened in 2009 by director and chef William Low.
Low’s interest in the culinary arts began while he was in his 20s, when he started out as a junior chef in the Grand Millennium Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Low’s stint allowed him to observe and learn from the Hong Kong chefs there, expanding his repertoire.
He saw a gap in the Malaysian food scene and a demand for Hong Kong-style food, hence he decided to open the Yummy Duck Roast House.
“My aim is to provide my customers with a taste of Hong Kong without having to go all the way there.
“I also want to provide food that is of hotel standard at a reasonable price” said Low.
The house specialty is none other than the Yummy Duck.
Roasted to perfection, its meat is tender while its skin is crunchy.
The sauce that comes with the bird has a slightly thick consistency and goes well with the duck.
If duck is not your bird of choice, you can opt for a goose. Ducks used are bought locally while geese are imported.
Another house specialty is the Three Combination Noodle. The springy noodles are procured from Hong Kong every two weeks.
Although it incurs a higher cost, the noodles lack the chalky aftertaste common in local hawker stalls.
The noodles comes with three side dishes from a selection of roast chicken, roast pork belly (siew yoke), char siew, roast duck, spare ribs, wan ton, dumpling and minced pork.
Apart from the Yummy Duck, there are two appetisers that aim to bring out the unique flavours of the bird.
The Peking Duck is flavourful, but it is the Black Pepper Smoked Duck that steals the show.
The duck is boiled and lightly seasoned before being smoked in a wok. As a result, it has a smoky flavour that is not overdone, and yet retains its juiciness.
I also tried the Mongolian Spare Ribs. In order to create this dish, the ribs are marinated overnight.
The ribs are then fried lightly in a wok before coated with the special sauce.
This dish is a treat as it has a unique taste.
Although the establishment is called Yummy Duck, their Honey BBQ Char Siew is definitely a must-try. The meat is roasted just right, but not to a point where it gets tough, and the edge has just the slightest hint of a crunch.
Those who are looking for some delicious roast meats, the Yummy Duck is the place to go.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.