Monday, May 19, 2008

Restaurant DucKing, Jaya One, PJ

I saw DucKing was with brisk business when I was at Jaya One on my first visit.
No, not a mispelling from my side, DucKing is the name.
But it didnt cross my mind to try it so soon.

Then I received a call, from my very busy-and-important friend Jeremy, who painstakingly got a few of us together to eat at DucKing. He said that Elaine had DucKing in Jakarta before and it's really yummy.
I scanned through the very thick pictorial menu..in which there were so many choices, I didnt know what to order. The last count was about 200+ dishes, excluding drinks and desserts menu..
Since it's called DucKing, I assumed I would at least need to try 1 duck dish right?
We ordered 1/2 Peking Duck..
The staff wrapped the sliced duck skin for us..Quite little for half duck eh? Disappointing as the pancake was dry, the skin was hard and chewy. Not good at all.

As for the preparation of the duck meat, we opted to have minced duck meat served on lettuce....We were rather surprised, we thought this 5 scoops of mince meat (including julienned carrots and mushrooms) was very little from half a duck. Taste wise, it was rather salty; it tasted like mince pork stir fried in dark soy sauce and oyster sauce. No, I could not detect the duck.

Feeling rather cheated by now, a portion of Nanking Salted Duck was served..This was absolutely scrumptuous! The meat was juicy, warm and nicely salted; the skin was soft and fragrant from the marination.

They recommended the Grilled Squid with butter..This was another hit. The exterior of the squid was slightly burnt, giving it a smokey flavour and works beautifully with the really gorgeous marination. The squid was fresh, springy and sweet. Very tasty indeed.
We also tried the 2 Combination BBQ meat from the BBQ meat section..
The roasted pork's skin was very crunchy, eaten with mustard sauce was yummy. The char siew was the solid BBQ meat type, not those which melts in your mouth. Served with a drizzle of malt sugar syrup/ honey. Quite nice, though not as good as Seremban Favourites.
The tau foo with crab meat was just mediocre..I have definitely tasted better.

Same goes for the brocolli..Very average.
Jeremy ordered some braised pork (which I didnt get the name)..
Looks like Tung Por Yuk to me, but the sauce tasted very much like sweet and sour sauce. I thought the combo was rather weird; think for this slab of meat, I'd much preferred the traditional sauce.

We ordered some mantao to go with the pork.. Nice and fluffy..

The guys had the dishes with lard rice (zhu yau farn) As sinful as it sounds, this bowl of rice was lip smacking to the max....

We ended our meal with some deep fried durian pancakes
It was so crunchy on the outside..

And oozes golden, rich, velvety durian silk once we took a bite. Sends me straight to cloud nine. Delicious, delicious, delicious. Would love to try their durian ice cream and durian pudding, but was rather full by then.

Addition: Ooopss, was running through my photos file and noticed that I didnt post this up earlier.. We also had woo kok for snacks (yes, DucKing serves dim sums too), which was just ok.

Total bill was RM226.

Restaurant DucKing is located at 8-G, Block M, Jaya One, No 27, Jalan Universiti, 46200 PJ. Tel: 03-79579819. If you are coming with a large group, it would be better if you make reservations.

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22 Comments:

Blogger Precious Pea said...

Oooo...drooling over the squid! Hmm...the stuffs look not too bad..must try one day.

20 May, 2008  
Blogger Lianne said...

fabulousss review and they've got pretty intesting stuff there minus the hit and miss affair. will go try them!

20 May, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

precious pea: oh ya, the squids were divine! oh, skip the not so good ones i wrote about, ok? :p

lianne: thanks lianne! yeah, skip the peking duck!

20 May, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

the durian pancakes look ultra creamy and crunchy. must-try! though RM226 is a bit steep? the portion served are not so generous after all?

20 May, 2008  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Jaya One's your second home now? Oooo that durian ooze ssure looks so droolworthy.

20 May, 2008  
Anonymous Kenny Mah said...

Food looks droolworthy like T.Thoz said but I still can't get over the name lah. What's the chicken version, then? ClucKing? :P

20 May, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: agree, the portions are just mediocre. rather steep pricing.

tummythoz: no la, just 2 posts only ma ;)..yummy fried durian pancake!

kenny: erm, think the chicken version shud be ChicKing? no? hehe

20 May, 2008  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

no roast duck??? aiyohh..looking for some rite now..

20 May, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

joe: they do have roast duck, we just didnt order it :p

21 May, 2008  
Blogger myCoffee said...

The Fried Durian Pancakes look super yummy. Must go there and try this.

21 May, 2008  
Blogger JeromeFo令狐冲 said...

Wow.Another funny name- DuCking?
I'm so looking forward to try all the restaurant with funny name=)
Lolx. I'm wondering whether got FishKing, ChickenKing, crabing, porking, beefking, etc in future =S

21 May, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

my coffee: not only looks yummy, tastes fantastic too! ;)

jerome: i see you are attracted to restaurants with funny name eh? :p

22 May, 2008  
Blogger Jun said...

ooh, the durian filling looks like a million bucks!! but the total bill is shocking leh... a bit too ex imho...

22 May, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jun: lurve the durian dessert..yums! yeah, quite pricy overall...

22 May, 2008  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Seems quite packed most of the time when I walk past. The general comment abt the duck was don't bother as the ones we get in the coffeeshops are much better. The other stuff you had looks good.

23 May, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

boo: they did have quite a large selection of ducks though.. dont think will try other flavours cept for the nanking salted duck. thats yummy. you should try the squid and durian dessert, delish!

23 May, 2008  
Blogger wmw said...

Ooooh....I'm heading over ASAP. Hahaha, SC...got another place for char siew, Spring Golden - head over to my blog ;o)

26 May, 2008  
Anonymous kl said...

My advice to all readers! THE DUCKING IS NOT WORTH TO GO. I went thr last few days! The service was BAD and the waiter's attitude was SUCK!!! Very dissappointed for the so called "Peking Duck"! Deeply felt cheated after the Meal. V ordered 1whole Peking Duck, and u will never believe the the portion of duck meat was so LITTLE and TASTE-LESS..... Even Roti Canai is better that THAT. Wat A LOUSY RESTAURANT!!!!!!

24 December, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

oh dear, guess they never improved on their peking duck? :( but service was still ok when i went at that time la..didnt know it's so bad now..

24 December, 2008  
Anonymous chris said...

The ducking at jaya one is not the same with the duck king in Jakarta.

As far as i knew, this jaya one ducking and maystar restaurant (mangga dua, jakarta) are from the same group. I had tried maystar before and it was delicious. But after read at your comment on ducking jaya one, don't think will try it here. :D

15 August, 2009  
Anonymous chris said...

The ducking at jaya one is not the same with the duck king in Jakarta.

As far as i knew, this jaya one ducking and maystar restaurant (mangga dua, jakarta) are from the same group. I had tried maystar before and it was delicious. But after read at your comment on ducking jaya one, don't think will try it here. :D

15 August, 2009  
Blogger Selba said...

The logo is definitely the same but the the name is a bit different. All the Indonesian ones are written as "The Duck King"

The choices of food is also a bit different than the Indonesian ones (I think). No durian pancakes at all... no lard rice, no grilled squid in butter :)

14 October, 2009  

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