One of the most popular hawker centres in the West, Bukit Timah Food Centre is certainly a treasure trove with plenty of popular stalls around. Drawing long queues during especially the lunch hour, Jie Ji Boneless Braised Duck is a spot you definitely have to check out!
Popular Stall At Bukit Timah Food Centre
Jie Ji Boneless Braised Duck has been around for several years and is a one-man show stall. Serving up three main dishes – Duck Noodles ($3.50), Duck Porridge ($3.50), and Braised Duck Rice ($3.50), his duck rice continues to be the most popular item to this day. Offering $3.50 and $4 versions for the Braised Duck Rice, it is highly recommended to top up the extra $0.50 for added ingredients like tau kwa, braised peanuts, and half a boiled egg which is incredibly value-for-money!
Tasty And Affordable Braised Duck Rice
Starting with the rice, it is already really flavourful on its own and has a nice hint of pepper. A generous amount of sauce is doused over it, giving each bite a beautiful balance of sweet and savoury.
Unfortunately, the duck is a tad dry and chewy and could use a little more flavour as well. The chilli does however help to elevate the flavours, adding layers of spice, sweetness and sharpness.
As for the braised peanuts, they are cooked well and have a pleasantly soft and chewy texture. What’s impressive is the tau kau as it is soft, yet it doesn’t disintegrate immediately as you bite into it which allows you to enjoy its texture. Additionally, the soup is light and has an amazing herbal and braised peanut taste to it, something you don’t usually taste from other stalls.
Try Jie Ji Boneless Braised Duck Today!
Although the duck is a slight letdown, it is overall still pretty decent, with the rest of the components still being well executed. Considering the price point and variety of ingredients you’re getting for only $4, it is no surprise why Jie Ji continues to draw long queues daily. Hurry down and try it for yourself today!
Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #02-157, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Singapore 588215
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Fri, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cover Photo: Singapore Foodie
For more spots for Duck Rice, check out Ming Fa Duck Rice!
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