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
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..
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.
Labels: chinese food, non halal, PJ