Dunman Duck Rice: Outstanding Kway Chap
We ordered a portion of the braised duck rice ($2.50) as this stall is famous for its braised duck ($28 for a whole duck; $14 for half). But sadly, we were not blown away by the dish.
Sure, the duck was succulent and well marinated, and the rice and gravy were suitable accompaniments. But there was an x-factor that was missing in this dish in order for this stall to rise above the ranks of other equally decent braised duck specialists.
Instead, it was the kway chap ($3.50 for noodles and a plate of mixed items) that stole the thunder. The flat rice noodles were done well–soft and silky, but with a little bite. The noodles were dunked in a light brown broth that was delicious and topped with wolfberries, fried onions and freshly sliced spring onions.
The accompanying items on a mixed plate of braised goodies, including portions of hard boiled egg, fish cake, pig intestine, tau pok and pig skin were delicious. The thick dark sauce blanketing the items was salty, but left a sweet aftertaste. It also had slight notes of cinnamon and star anise, part of the traditional Chinese five-spice combo.
The ingredients in kway chap may be humble, but the owners of this stall certainly know how to make them as good as gold.
You can also order the duck porridge, which costs $2.50 per serving.
Dunman Duck Rice
#01-10 Dunman Food Centre
Opening hours: 11am-9pm; Closed on Fri
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