Friday, September 1, 2017

Roast Duck King

Ten years ago, I had my first taste of Duck King in Petaling Jaya and I vowed to return for more. But before I could do so, the restaurant was relocated. For many years, I have been searching for the same royal crisp and tenderness but to little avail until I learnt about Lot 10 Hutong's duck stall. So this is where Duck King has been!
Roast Duck King at Lot 10 Hutong
Elated, I rode on the MRT and let its exit lead me right to Lot 10 Hutong's entrance. And there it is! 
I just could not wait to sink my teeth into some duck meat (talk about being carnivorous!) It was during that overdue visit too that I found my Cantonese pride gleaming as shinily as the ducks' roasted skin. The owner, Jimmy Liew, cooks his ducks with a recipe handed down by his grandmother who hailed from Guangdong.
Mr Jimmy Liew inherited the unique recipe from his grandmother
To get the best meat quality, Liew gets his supply of poultry from selected farms and will only accept birds of a certain weight. His grandmother taught him to combine red wine and other potent herbs to produce that one-of-a-kind taste. He also inherited the skill of roasting with air filled in the duck for that ultimate crisp.
Liew ensures every duck sold is of quality down to the littlest detail
Half roasted duck RM46.00
Its signature dish, the roasted duck, arrived in an appetizing colour and half immersed in clear pinkish gravy. For ducks, the breast is most sought after because of its meatiness. The skin crackles softly before the teeth reach tender meat. The gamy meat is replete with flavour from herbs and spices. Liew attested to that by revealing that the ducks are marinated overnight before roasting.
That piece of bliss eaten with fragrant rice and chili sauce
Their selection of pork- the char siew and siew yuk is commendable. The char siew is made of melt-in-your mouth material! Prepared in thick and dark sweet sauce, the belly is worth ignoring all the sins. 

The siew yuk is marinated till pinkish and has a neat layer of fat between the leans. Capped with a crust of crispy skin, this dish makes an indelible impression.
BBQ 2 combo RM28.00
BBQ 3 combo RM36.00
I am happy with my lunchie
Just look at the ruby colour of that meat
The combos also come with noodles and rice. The noodle is delightfully al-dente. Doused in dark seasoning, this is easily my choice of lunch at any day.
BBQ 2 combo noodle RM17.00
Seek pleasure also in their braised chicken duck wing and braised toufu. Take away and keep it overnight for the flavours to seep in even more. And of course, it makes a great supper choice.
Signature stew braised duck wing RM7.50
Enjoyment continues with the signature stew braise duck wing
Their poached chicken or pak zham gai deserves a thumbs up! You can tell that this dish has some techniques sprinkled into it to have the meat come out smooth and springy. Have it with the ginger blend and remember to savour the savoury gravy that inherits the sweetness of the chicken meat.
Drumstick 1/4 special poached chicken RM29.00
Duck King stall at Lot 10 Hutong
Roast Duck King

Lot 10 Hutong

Lot 10 Shopping Centre,
Food Court Lower Ground Floor,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Opens 10am-10pm

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