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Of the various type of meat that is popular in Asian kitchen, duck is often considered a bit of an after thought in this country. While you can find pork, beef, chicken, and mutton in almost every supermarket, duck is usually a bit harder to obtain.

The fact is, duck is just not a very popular meat here, and my best guess is the “duck smell” that many dislike, and that it is also less versatile and at the same time, more expensive than chicken.

ingredients for stew duck
ingredients for stew duck

That being said, stew duck is one of my favorite poultry dishes. My mom used to make this a couple times a year during festive seasons, and most of the time we’d finish the whole duck rather quickly.

As it turned out, while the process takes quite some time, stew duck isn’t a particularly difficult dish to cook.

This recipe is one that I find pretty simple to follow, and yet yield a pretty good result.

first boil the ingredients in a frying pan
first, boil the ingredients in a frying pan

The ingredients are simple enough to obtain, and this is for half a duck that should sufficiently feed up to 3 person.

  • half a duck
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • half a dozen cloves
  • 3-4 slices of ginger
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 lemongrass
  • 3 tablespoon of dark soya suace
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup of water
  • pepper

stew the duck for about one hour, cut before serving
stew the duck for about one hour, cut before serving

Cooking instructions:

  • rub salt all over the duck and let sit for at least 15-20 minutes
  • in a frying pan large enough for the duck, heat up water & dark soya sauce
  • add cinnamon, star anise, cloves, sugar, ginger, pepper, and lemongrass, bring to boil
  • reduce fire to simmer, and add duck, garlic
  • use a soup ladle, pour sauce over duck to cook the exposed portion
  • turn the duck over every 15 minutes and cook for about an hour
  • add water if it gets too dry
  • cut and serve!

Teow Chew Stew Duck
and here’s half a duck, cut and served

The duck will shrink a bit after cooking. I prefer to cut them into bite size before serving, but that can get a little tricky when it’s piping hot.

The stew duck goes well with white rice, and for those who loves garlic, you’ll also enjoy that bulb of garlic that is now soft and soaked with rich ducky flavor!

haze, KY, vinn
Haze, KY, and Vinn who is obviously enjoying herself!

Happy cooking! For those who doesn’t care about cooking, you can have some good stew duck at Fatty stew duck at restaurant Okay, or the stew duck stall at PJ State.

Funny how one can be oblivious to some of the best foods closest to home while traveling miles away to hunt for the exact same dish. Such is the case with Fatty Duck Teo Chew Stew Duck (大旺潮州卤鸭) that is located a mere 5 minutes away from home, and yet I have always traveled to PJ State to have the same type of Lou Ngap fan (卤鸭饭).

Fatty Duck at Restaurant OK, Petaling Jaya SS2
fantastic teo chew stew duck

Fatty Duck is a stall that operates from around 5pm and serves the dinner crowd. They serve stew duck with quite a number of side dishes to choose from. Among these are hard boiled duck egg, salted vegetable (咸菜), hot and sour vegetable (酸辣菜), mushroom, tofu, and even duck intestine. You can have either rice or porridge to go with these dishes.

Fatty Duck at Restaurant OK, Petaling Jaya SS2
many side dishes to choose from

For the two of us, we ordered a serving of stew duck (instead of two cos the other dude actually doesn’t eat duck), 2 tofu, salted vegetable, hot and sour vegetable, and mushroom to go with rice.

While the portion of servings was pretty small, the meal was enough to provide a satisfying dinner without over bloating myself. The taste of duck and side dishes were on par with their slightly more famous counterpart in PJ State. I especially like the very smooth tofu that goes very well with the stew duck sauce.

Fatty Duck at Restaurant OK, Petaling Jaya SS2
Restaurant OK is located near KAYU and Chow Yang

The dinner only costs RM 13 for all the dishes and rice. Pretty economical and definitely value for money for this great tasting meal.

Address:
2, Jalan SS2/10,
Petaling Jaya,
(at the other end of the same row of shop houses comprising KAYU)

GPS: 3.115084, 101.616390