Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Mei Mei Roast Duck @ Ubi Road 1

I first saw this lady featured on Channel U. Coming out from Kay Lee to start out on her own, the episode spoke of her never give up attitude persevering till today. It is situated in a coffeeshop in the heart of a industrial estate in Ubi. It was quite a tough find I must admit. But one that is well worth it. 

I decided to reward myself with a Drumstick costing $7. Tastes so much better than those Kay Lee franchises for sure! The skin is crispy yet the layer of fat beneath it is heavenly.... Yet the meat is pink and firm! And unlike mediocre roast ducks, this does not have the gamey after taste. 

The rice is grainy and when doused with the sauce, I could eat it on its own. The sauce has a Five Spice flavour, and somehow with the chilli sauce, it blends perfectly together. If you are in the area, I definitely recommend you make time and space in your tummy to try this!

Mei Mei Roast Meat
1st Stop Food Junction
Blk 3014 Ubi Road 1 #01-308
10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
10am-3pm Sunday and PH.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Hollywood Braised Duck @ Sims Place

I've been here before on a food hunt to chase down Tai Dong when they moved from Circular Road here. If you are looking for a dark, salty and fatty braised duck, it is them. But it seems Hollywood was here first, and it seems to be more popular than the other. 

Indeed, the meat is firmer and leaner but very chewy. It is less salty but braised with what I feel as much more herbs and spices - a very balanced taste in each mouth. The flavours in the sauce is balanced, but as a dish as a whole is equally balanced. From the tinge of bitterness of the braised sauce, to the fragrance of the rice to the sweetness of the duck. 

The rice is grainy and fragrant with a good garlicky aftertaste - I couldn't stop putting spoon after spoon into my mouth. And when you feel like you're choking from wolfing it down too fast, the flavourful herby side soup does the trick. Everything was so satisfying! 

You should try the Duck Noodles too, where they drown the noodles in a mixture of the sauce and the soup. Incredible. 

Hollywood Braised Duck 
49 Sims Place #01-73
Opening hours 9.30am to 3.30pm daily