Who would not love to munch crackling duck skin while savouring its juicy flesh? Yes! We are in love with and even go crazy when it comes to duck meat. The good news is duck meat is not only appetizing and rich in flavour! There are more reasons for you to love it, especially for the health benefits that it provides such as the high amount of protein, vitamin B-5, B-12, zinc and selenium! And of course, skilful chefs around Malaysia have found their most decent way to bring out the best of the duck! Here are our top hand-picked duck dishes in Klang Valley that you simply cannot miss out.
1. Truffle Roast Duck
Truffle Roast Duck at Way Modern Chinois
Whether you are a frantic truffle lover or simply someone who fancies its irresistible aroma and taste, you would not resist this fantastic dish – Truffle Roast Duck at Way Modern Chinois! The high-quality duck meat is carefully marinated for 48 hours with 8 types of flavourful ingredients and a good dose of truffle sauce. Too little truffle you say? The duck will then be double-roasted with truffle oil and finally topped with mouth-watering truffle slices! Take a bite and you might stop for a moment to admire the truffle taste exuding from the juicy duck meat. A pure indulgence for up to 6 persons! Keep in mind that this dish needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance but who would mind waiting if it is for such a perfect indulgence?
2. Peking Duck
Known as a staple on imperial court menus, Peking Duck has always been a luscious delight for its crackly texture, sleek golden-brown skin and intoxicating aroma.
Peking Duck at Royal Canton
The Peking Duck at Royal Canton is one of the dishes that received much love from its customers. Well-marinated for hours, the duck is roasted to perfection until its skin is crisp-to-the-bite. The staff will help diners by meticulously cutting the duck meat into thin slices and wrapping in delicate egg crepes with a touch of sweet hoisin sauce along with fresh scallions and cucumber. The rest of the duck will be served upon patrons’ liking such as Duck Meat in Lettuce Wrap, Stir-Fried Duck Meat with Kampot Pepper, Stir-Fried Duck Meat with Ginger and Spring Onion, Fried Noodles with Duck Meat, and Fried Rice with Duck Meat. This succulent Peking Duck needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance and is best for 4 – 6 persons!
Traditional Peking Duck at Lai Ching Yuen
If you are a fan of the authentic Beijing taste of duck, the Traditional Peking Duck at Lai Ching Yuen is another hard-to-resist dish that you should not ignore! The amber-brown Peking Duck is set to entice your palate with its distinct aroma thanks to the traditional marinating methods and authentic recipes. The fork-tender meat along with the crackling sound from its skin will satisfy you on every bite. Homemade sauces and light bites are served along to balance the heavy nature of the meat. An excellent treat to 6 – 10 persons.
3/ Duck Confit
Duck Confit (pronounced as Kon – Fee) is a technique of using salt to cure the duck and gently cooked it in its own fat. If you are in love with this French dish, here are a number of the finest choices for you.
Duck Confit at Two-Ox French Bistro Bar
The Duck Confit at Two-Ox French Bistro Bar is carefully brined for hours before being bathed in a good amount of duck fat along with aromatic herbs and fine condiments. After being slowly cooked, the duck has a thin, crispy skin that would easily tempt your palate and a tender-to-the-bite flesh that would gratify even the most discerning diners. The citrus duck glaze is carefully prepared to not only accentuate the taste of the duck meat but also give the dish an eye-catching look. The sumptuous duck leg is served with asparagus coulis, new potatoes and grilled radichio.
Duck Confit + Sausage + Foie Gras, Seasonal Baby Vegetables, Duck Consommé at Soleil
Here at Soleil, the duck leg is hand-picked by skilful chefs and brined overnight with salt and fine herbs until it absorbs all the flavours. The duck is then slowly cooked in its rendered fat until its skin turns absolutely golden brown. A unique duck consommé, which takes up to 2 days to prepare, is added to give the duck meat a perfect flavour. To satisfy the diners’ taste buds, pan-seared foie gras and sausage are served along and some seasonal baby vegetables are added to well-balance out the strong taste the dish might have.
Duck Confit at Bobo KL
Within a moment of its appearance, the Duck Confit at Bobo KL will immediately catch your attention with its eye-catching color. The duck is garnished with colorful edible pansy, mashed potato, rosemary and roasted zucchini. Dip the meat into the cranberry sauce embellished on the plate and you will have a soul-satisfying sensation for the perfect combination of its moderate sweetness and the fall-off-the-bone duck meat. A true indulgence for those who seek decadence and value-for-money food.
Duck Confit at Neo Tamarind
The sumptuous Duck Confit at Neo Tamarind is nicely presented to quickly feed any patrons’ hungry eyes – the golden brown Duck Confit is placed aside creamy mustard sauce, green bite-sized brocolli and mesmerizing grilled lemon and sweet corn. While the duck skin is incredibly crispy, its meat is meltingly tender as your fork will go through every shred of it. The robust of the char-grilled lemon along with a hint of mustard from the sauce will create a burst in flavour that you would not want to end. A signature dish to delight your palate!