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Ah Xiao Teochew Duck Rice 亞笑潮洲卤鸭
The happiest moment queuing for this raved about duck rice is not the duck but to see a young man serving the customers passionately. The Father was busy chopping the duck and the son delivering packs and plates of duck rice to the slow moving queue, what a heartwarming scene to see the kids help in running the hawker stall nowadays, well done! Kids!
Serving the most traditional Teochew braised duck; Ah Xiao Teochew Duck Rice has been in business for the past few decades and now in transition to the second generation. This is the favorite duck rice stall highlighted by famous food critics Mr. Chai Lan for the nostalgia imbued flavour.
We ordered a plate of duck rice for $5.80 with tau kua, fish cake and egg.
Gravy: traditional low viscous sauce and away from the typical starchy or gooey type. The saltier gravy was straight forward and unpretentious, mild herb helped to accentuate the flavour to add the extra zing to the overall fragrance.
Duck: tenderness was missed at the right note marginally, the coarse texture was not too appealing but the thinly sliced meat made it relatively jaw chewing friendly.
Chilli: The champion in spiciness, fiercely hot chilli can ignite the fire in the tongue and I need plenty of water to put off the burning sensation. The sourness from the vinegar simply added complexity to the dipping sauce, and..yes… I need more water!
Rice: only white rice is available but perfectly fine for us, slathered the rice with the dark gravy was just fulfilling.
The nostalgia taste found in Ah Xiao Teochew Duck Rice is hearty and utterly satisfying, it is so fortunate of us can continue to enjoy the comfort food when makan heritage is at best fragile, looking at the young man passionately serving the food to the queue, it simply make the duck rice a lot tastier.
Ah Xiao Teochew Duck Rice亞笑潮洲卤鸭
Add: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre #B1-43 Singapore 199583
Hrs: Tus to Sun: 11am – 7.30pm, Closed on Mondays