When we think of duck rice, the braised and roasted versions are usually the ones that come to mind. Well, ever tried stewed duck before? If you haven’t, then you definitely have to head down to Soh Food at Empress Road Market & Food Centre. Known to be the only stall in Singapore serving this dish, it is definitely a unique dish you have to try. Ready to explore this hidden gem? Let’s go!
Stewed Duck At Farrer Road
Run by Mr William Soh, he opened his stall four and a half years ago after leaving the Air Force. As he was deciding on what to serve at his hawker stall, he chose stewed duck as his mom used to cook it for him on special occasions. Looks like his beloved dish is now available all year round for everyone to enjoy! As the recipe is his mother’s, the dish is an incredibly meaningful one to him.
What’s unique about the stewed duck is that no herbs are used, unlike braised and roasted duck. Preparation starts as early as 5am daily, with the duck taking two hours to stew. The result is wonderfully tender duck meat that you simply can’t get enough of. Additionally, with the meat being really tender, it is a very suitable dish for older folks.
The Duck Leg ($6) comes with a gigantic portion of drumstick and thigh, mushrooms, and greens, guaranteed to give you one satisfying meal. For those who love their carbs, feel free to add on a bowl of rice ($0.50) or kway teow ($0.70) to complete your meal.
The duck is extremely tender and easily falls off the bone. You won’t even need any effort to tear off the meat! The skin is simply divine, melting in your mouth as soon as you take a bite. Additionally, the dish gives you a taste of nostalgia with each bite.
Flavourwise, there is a slight gaminess to it, but the belacan chilli and gravy easily help to mask it. There is a pleasant mushroom flavour to the gravy, making it pretty reminiscent of pen cai, a popular Chinese dish usually eaten during CNY.
The belacan is a must-try for all you spice lovers. It seriously packs a punch, delivering bursts of umami and acidity that complement the duck beautifully. Though a simple dish, Mr Soh has certainly executed it to utter perfection!
Hurry Try Soh Food Today!
Be sure to try some of Soh Food’s other dishes like the Duck Wings, Fish Maw, and their weekend special, the Pan–Seared Duck Breast with Orange Sauce. Being possibly the only stall in Singapore serving up stewed duck, this tasty dish is definitely worth a try. Hurry down today!
Address: 7 Empress Rd, #01-106, Empress Market, Singapore 260007
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Wed, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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