Tham Jiak means in some way "love to eat" in Hokkien. I am a Malaysian Hokkien and truly love to eat.

Friday, December 11, 2009

And the Duck Goes

Best duck in Klang Valley? Possibly. Best duck in PJ? Most likely. Best duck in Seapark? Definitely! One day I had a chance to be around my favourite PJ area and so caught up with fellow housemate to eat duck at the famous Sunrise restaurant

For this place it is better to be early than be sorry. Once long ago, (did I say long?), when I was still in university, my friends and I had eagerly went there bout ‘normal’ lunch time, before 1pm and was told that all has been sold off. I was like ‘What!” and stared at the rows of duck hanging still at the stall and then I sweep the entire restaurant in seconds to be greeted by tables empty of ducks and patrons anticipating hungrily. So we shrug and left in disappointment. But after that I did have a chance to try it once or twice when I am ever early enough to catch the bird, literary. 

So this time imagine my delight when we were seated promptly and then ordered half a duck for both of us, my eyes bulging at the thought of it but who cares, I am ready to take on the challenge. Just when the duck came and is laid in front of us, crispy sin glistening atop tender juicy looking duck meats, all doubts went out the window. I am ready to devour it clean!

What makes this one of the best duck in town? One, as I heard from friends that are generally more sensitive to eating duck due to its ‘gamey’ texture and taste, they said that the ones over here are overall less rubbery and lighter in taste yet manage to retain the unique taste of duck. How does one began to describe the taste of duck? As for me, the tham jiak, I am all for either end of duck spectrum, but for this one, I absolutely love the juicy meat, rare in ducks, and crispy skin. Just look at the skin again! The sauce that comes with it also complements the crispy duck very well, definitely a dish that helps one finish up the entire plate of rice. Burp!
Now what are you waiting for? Go out there and get the possibly best duck in town!

Sunrise Restaurant
31, Jalan 21/1

Sea Park
46300 Petaling Jaya
03-7876 9689

Daily except Mondays, 11.30am till sold out


qwazymonkey said...

This is so close to where I live. It's nice, but can't stand the crowd though. There's another good and just as famous one close by too at Restaurant Loong Foong.

Life for Beginners said...

And the duck goes... to the first to turn up for lunch? :D

CUMI & CIKI said...

oh this is a hot favourite with cumi&ciki.. damn shiok the duck. the chick who now "chams" (carves) the duck is the boss and used to be from my high school!wowzers huh!

Wallis Mcfadden said...

Indulge Cafe = . Give a try a new opening cafe at Kuchai Lama KL. They serving top selling Mille Crepe and plenty delicious food

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good! Someone told me that a good roast duck is the one made without much of the duck smell.

rokh said...

monkey, ya crowd is crazy. maybe i should try loong foong

kenny, be eaten after that :P

cumiandciki, wow schoolmates! wowzers x 2!

littlecornerofmine, oh so this must be good roast duck then ;)

madness said...

loong foong beats Sunrise hands down anytime.
Sunrise is expensive and over-rated.
Only nice thing here is the edible neck?!

PeckWm said...

The special sauce made the skin of the duck so shinning? lol
Sunrise Restaurant, one of the popular restaurant in PJ area. still don't have the chance to dine in there..

rokh said...

well i don't know what makes the duck skin shines ;) but yeah do try when you have the chance

Hazza said...

Shiny duck skin is usually because it has been blanched in hot oil after roasting. Been past here many times but not tried it. Will do next time!

taufulou said...

the place sure do sounds familiar..might check this place already since you said its so good~

MuN said...

Missing the duck dearly now :D~

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