Tai Dong Teochew Duck Rice 大中潮州卤鸭饭 – Sims Place, Singapore


I’ve been frequenting this Sims Drive  Market and Food Centre for the longest time, especially before I moved to China and I had a car. To be honest, this food centre is a little troublesome to get to ‘cos there’s only one bus number 64 that reaches there. If take MRT, you’ll have to walk like 800m to get there and perhaps another 800m to walk back. So I was there one day running some errands and I decided to visit my old stalls of Teochew Kuehs and fried carrot cake (search under ‘sims place’ on eatwithroy.com) 

I was checking out the front rows if there were any new stalls and there I spotted this very familiar duck rice stall. Was greeted by the couple whom I always call Big Brother and Big Sister in teochew. Was totally surprise to see them as I’ve not seen them for ages! They used to be at circular road just beside Kiliiney Kopitiam and have since moved here due to rental hikes. For those who were my colleagues or those who were working at Raffles Place 10-20 years back, you’ll know them. The couple is doing well but traffic there could be better. Like I said before, accessing there is a challenge and youngsters nowadays mostly go for airconditioned places only. Whatever it is, I’m happy I found them, and now I know where to get my Teochew braised duck fix!

 

Stall front
  
For one person, with additional gizzard and egg. $5.80
 
Rice is how Teochews like it, a little on the dry side, and a must to shower it with the braised sauce! Soup looks clear but really nice, tasted like salted szechuan veg with many ducks scalded in it before.
  

I kid you not, I believe the meat is more tender than last time at Circular Road! Meat is braised through in and out, very rare nowadays!
 
See how the sauce soaks all the way inside the gizzard. Damn good lah!
  

Chilli sauce typical teochew style using vinegar to cut the fattiness and enhance the taste!

Showing my respect for good food and no wastage

Rating: 5/5. 

Taste: Over 2 decades of culinary perfection, I cannot describe anymore how this wins me over everytime. The sauce is just full of spices and flavour, some may say it’s a little salty but you’re suppose to eat with your rice… If not salty enough, the duck wouldn’t taste good. All I can say this version is the best so far I tried from them. 

Portion: Average

Service: Brought to table. 

Ambience: Hawker Centre, big fans, good natural lighting, lots of pigeons scavenging but will fly if humans nearby.

Price: $5.80. All depends on what you order. They have duck liver and pork belly too. 😉

RTE: Planning in process…

Location: 49 Sims Place #01-04 (Directly opposite block 52). Hours: Daily 8am to 1-2pm, while stocks last. 

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Kwee Heng Food Stall (#01-13 Newton Circus Food Centre)


Was at this place for dinner yesterday. This stall is just facing the carpark so you can’t miss it. This stall seems like it has everything but one thing worth mentioning is the Crispy Boneless Duck and all their braised stuff. The recipe is passed down from generations and the braised stuff is really good:
Crispy Boneless Duck! Crispy on the outside and tender on the insides. Nice....
Braised assortment. Cooked to perfection, tender and the sauce is smoothered all over the whole plate. Nice...
Noodles with lard oil. very nice. hehe...
Veggies! Crunchy and nice!
The broth that comes with the noodles... very herbal, very thick and very nice.
Kwee Heng Food Stall

Rating: 4.5/5 (For the crispy duck!)

Taste: Very unique. It’s like braised duck in deep fried style… very nice.

Portion: Good. Regulars usually gets more haha…

Price: It’s in the picture. 🙂

RTE: Yeah definitely.

Location: #01-13 Newton Circus Food Centre

Braised Duck Rice (Lorong Telok)


Sorry for not updating regularly as I’m currently in Guangdong, China now and I reckon I should be telling you guys about this duck rice place which is one of my favourites since I started my working life in Raffles Place. This stall used to be located at the corner super old coffeeshop of Circular Road and Lor Telok but have since moved (About 6-8 years ago I reckon) to Lor Telok, just 2 shops to the right of Killiney Kopitiam.

This braised duck rice stall is the only stall within a ‘coffeeshop’… sells only from 11.30am to 2.30pm… within this short period of time, they can sell so many ducks, and they are pretty satisfied with that. What I love about the duck rice here is that, it has the traditional taste of teochew duck rice. The secret of course is in the dark sauce which I believe is the essence of constant braising of ducks over the years. Very authentic, very teochew, very tasty. Try it to believe. However, the sauce is a little salty though, but that is what traditional braised meats are all about… because these braised meats are meant to be eaten with plain porridge in the past.

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The Stall
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All black black but very tasty
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Well cooked duck meat with the sauce soaked inside... the skin just melts in your mouth...
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Braised belly pork is offered as well. So you can ask them to add in a plate for you. Same thing, very well cooked.
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Braised Peanuts... they also have spare parts of the duck and braised eggs. If the owner finds the parts not cooked soft enough from his every feel, he will rather not sell to you. That's professionalism I must say.
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Nothing is left behind for the houseflies, cockroaches or rats... NOTHING!!! Unless of course if they wanna swim in the sauce lah...

Rating: 5/5

Taste: What can I say… it’s one of the best braise duck places in Singapore… and only those who work in that area knows this place… come on, they need more recognition than that!

Portion: Quite good. It pays to be a regular customer ‘cos they do value their regulars in some way of portioning. Well that’s some customer service for you!

Pricing: For all that above minus the can drinks, including 3 big bowls of fluffy rice, gizzards & braised eggs, about $13.00

RTE: Hell yeah! Whenever I’m in that area…

Location: Lorong Telok, 2 shops to the right of Killiney Kopitiam. Opens from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Mon-Sat. Sun close. Parking is a pain on weekdays… hence you may wanna try parking at Carpenter St and then cross over or pay the price at OCBC carpark or One George St building. 🙂