Gary told me that we were going to eat at “Melbourne Peking Duck” for dinner in Bangsar. Well that sounded unconventional, you know, Peking duck being from Beijing and not from Melbourne. It turned out that it was the chef that was from Melbourne and not the duck. The duck was fantastic!
We started on a humorous quack quack mode – loved the staircase!
We ordered the Peking Duck Set 2 (RM88), which was really one duck three ways – roasted, in soup and in noodles (or rice). As the golden, aromatic duck arrived, the waiter skillfully sliced off the skin and meat.
We went with a connoisseur friend KS – who taught us the pro way of eating the duck.
Step 1: Lay a piece of pancake on your plate.
Step 2: Dab a bit of sweet bean sauce at 3’0 clock direction on the pancake.
Step 3: Add the fillings – scallions, cucumber and of course the duck!
Step 5: Blanket the fillings from left to right.
Step 6: Close up the two loose ends on the pancake.
Step 7: Turn the plate 90 degrees to your left so now the wrapped pancake is at 12’o clock direction on the plate.
Step 8: Enjoy the wonderful blend of soft pancake, juicy duck meat, dainty duck skin, spicy scallion, crisp cucumber with sweet & sour sweet bean sauce.
The remainder of the duck was used to cook fried koay teow and salted vegetable soup. As the Chinese really do make the best use of all ingredients, no parts go to waste.
With Peking duck being the star of the restaurant, there were also other good dishes to order, like the marmite chicken (RM 17),
deep fried pork ribs (RM 18) (reminded me of Taiwanese style pork ribs),
and crispy tofu (RM16).
The dining area was simple with one red feature wall reminiscing Beijing. Two round tables with comfortable cushioned chairs were for gatherings for larger parties, whereas the other smaller tables were for casual dining and adjustable to meet the headcount requirements for different parties.
Address: 24-1 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2202 1588.
Operating hours: Open daily from 11am to 10pm. Closed on Mondays