Duckland, London Fat Duck, and TungLok Peking Duck may be a few of the Chinese restaurants in Singapore that are best known for duck dishes. But we bet most of you didn’t know their famous duck dishes are actually made with Silver Hill Duck, an Irish producer known for their premium duck.
Often referred to as “The Wagyu of Ducks”, Silver Hill Duck’s produce earned this nickname because like the well-marbled Japanese beef, the poultry also has a high fat content, giving it its melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Using farming practices that are sustainable and responsible, the Ireland-based farm has an exclusive, award-winning breed. Its unique and cultivated hybrid of the Peking and Aylesbury Duck is why the ducks have such high fat-to-meat ratio and porous skin, making them perfect for roasting, because meat is able to be kept tender and flavourful during the cooking process.
From 1 to 31 March 2022, Duckland, London Fat Duck, and TungLok Peking Duck will be participating in the “Delectable Irish Ducks” campaign that’s presented by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board that promotes food, drink, and horticultural exports from the Republic of Ireland.
Popular and creative renditions of Irish duck dishes will be highlighted in the restaurants during this period. Here are the featured menu items you can look forward to .
- Roast Irish Duck (Paya Lebar Quarter – Whole Duck $68++ / Half Duck $35++; Resorts World Sentosa – Whole Duck $70++ / Half Duck $38++), served with raspberry sauce, calamansi chili and yellow mustard;
- Duck Confit & Waffle ($21.50++), a whole duck leg and golden-brown waffle served with poached egg;
- Wagyu Duck Donburi, featuring Irish duck nestled on a bed of aromatic steamed duck rice, served with seasonal and preserved vegetables, and topped with seaweed, sesame, onsen egg and a housemade Japanese-style teriyaki sauce ($16.80++)
When AVENUE ONE visited and tried these three dishes, we were overwhelmed by the melt-in-our-mouth texture of the duck in these dishes.
The Roast Irish Duck is great for sharing and goes very well especially with the mustard.
If you have dining alone or with a smaller company, consider the Donburi, which reminds us of Japanese rice bowl meets Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice meets Hong Kong-style roast duck. It happens that we love all these three food items, so you could imagine how pleased we were.
London Fat Duck
- Signature London Roast Duck (Whole Duck $72.80++ / Half Duck $37.80++ / Quarter Duck $19.80++);
- XO Duck Bak Kwa Fried Rice ($15.80++);
- Signature Black Pepper London Duck Bun ($3.20++ per piece, minimum two pieces).
TungLok Peking Duck
- TungLok Peking Irish Duck (Whole Duck $98++);
- Roast Irish Duck (Whole Duck $80++ / Half Duck $45++)
The Peking Irish Duck comes with the restaurant’s specially designed Eight Treasures Box, which features a variety of condiments such as the unique popping rock candy, homemade mustard, blueberry sauce, and more.
For reservations at participating restaurants, go to Chope.