Herbalicious dang gui roasted duck, caramel char siew & selfmade wanton

Those that frequent Hong Kong will likely be conversant in the previous Hennessy Street, lined with loads of Cantonese roast stalls. This was the inspiration for Hennessy Duck, which is a model new idea that not too long ago opened its doorways at Kopitiam Meals Corridor @ Jem on 15 September 2022.

hennessy duck - stall front

Hennessy Duck employs using premium high quality geese along with high-end herbs like dang gui and different spices. They’ve spent a number of effort of their R&D to excellent their roasting approach.

Their mission is to provide mouth-watering delights like their signature natural roast duck and char siew, which permit patrons to expertise the genuine style of Hong Kong.

hennessy duck - herbal roast ducks

I had the pleasure of witnessing a contemporary batch of roasted geese popping out of the oven. The intoxicating aroma launched from the freshly roasted meats, coupled with the scorching sounds coming from the crackling pores and skin had been seducing my senses.

hennessy duck - cutting of the meat

The meat was chopped up by the workers and my abdomen was already growling. I had spent nearly an hour travelling from Ang Mo Kio to Jurong all the best way for this, so I used to be able to dig in!

Would Hennessy Duck dwell as much as the requirements like different mainstream manufacturers serving natural roasted duck? Let’s get this tasting began and discover out.

What I attempted at Hennessy Duck

hennessy duck - dang gui duck noodle

I began my gastronomic journey with the signature Dang Gui Duck Drumstick Noodle (S$7.80). It had a complete duck drumstick meticulously chopped up, chye sim, goji berries, bits of star anise and clove, with a mattress of Hong Kong egg noodles resting beneath, soused in gravy.

hennessy duck - noodles closeup

After mixing every part up, I dived straight into the noodles. The Hong Kong egg noodles had been thinner and extra refined than our standard mee kia, which slithered simply down my throat like luxurious threads of silk.

The delicate natural notes coming from the roasted duck had been absorbed by the noodles, giving a slight bitter aftertaste which wasn’t disagreeable in any respect. The tiny candy bursts coming from the goji berries acted like mini grenades detonating in my mouth— an ideal steadiness of bitter and candy!

hennessy duck - herbal roast duck

Roasted duck could also be one in every of my favorite meats to have however the meat is normally robust and dry just like the Sahara desert. The pores and skin was surprisingly nonetheless somewhat crispy though it was soaked for some time within the natural gravy, and the meat was tender and flavourful— I used to be flabbergasted!

hennessy duck - shrimp chilli

There have been two sorts of chilli dips on the stall: a dark-coloured thick chilli and a watery variety that resembled these served at rooster rice stalls. I dipped the duck meat into the thick dip, and it immediately grabbed my consideration.

It had granules of blended heh bi (dried shrimp), which hits you first with tons of umami that jogged my memory of a robust-tasting XO sauce, adopted by a spicy kick on the finish.

Kudos to the chef who created this chilli recipe— it needs to be obtainable at each roasted duck stall on the island.

hennessy duck - wanton soup

I then moved on to one thing mild, the Wanton Soup (S$4 for six items). The wantons at Hennessy Duck are made in-house, not introduced in by a provider, and I used to be keen to present them a attempt.

hennessy duck - wanton upclose

The outer pores and skin was skinny and silky clean just like the noodles I had earlier on. My eyes had been transfixed on the quantity of meat that was packed into the paper-thin wanton pores and skin. The style was spot-on and the meat was tremendous contemporary— I may eat a complete bowl of this myself!

The soup was the underdog of this dish. With its plain outlook and light-weight color, you’ll naturally preserve your expectations low. However because the saying goes, “Don’t decide a guide by its cowl.” It blew me away with its intense flavour.

hennessy duck - caramel char siew

The final dish was the Caramel Char Siew Rice (S$5). It got here with a platter of sliced char siew drizzled with sauce, served along with Hong Kong chye sim, and was served with a plate of plain rice with gravy. I felt that the portion of the char siew was beneficiant at this worth level.

hennessy duck - chye sim

The chye sim was blanched with the proper calibrated time, possessing the proper steadiness of crunchiness and softness in each chunk.

hennessy duck - char siew on rice

The char siew was extraordinarily meaty and didn’t possess any creamy fatty components. Sadly, for somebody who loves some fat, it was somewhat dry and hard for me.

hennessy duck - char siew with chilli

However, my eating accomplice who loves lean meat took a liking to the char siew— oh effectively, style may be very subjective, isn’t it?

The extra watered-down chilli was acidic and packed a spicy punch, and paired very well with the meat.

Ultimate Ideas

hennessy duck - overview

Did Hennessy Duck’s natural roasted duck dwell as much as its requirements? For certain! The 1 hour journey time  was completely price it and the roasted duck was extraordinarily effectively executed.

Come right here for his or her roasted dang gui duck and wantons, I extremely suggest it!

Anticipated harm: S$4.50 – S$10 per pax

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Our Ranking: 4 / 5

Hennessy Duck

50 Jurong Gateway Street, Kopitiam Meals Corridor @ JEM, Stage 5, Singapore 608549


Our Ranking 4/5

Hennessy Duck

50 Jurong Gateway Street, Kopitiam Meals Corridor @ JEM, Stage 5, Singapore 608549

Working Hours: 10am – 9.30pm (Each day)

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