There’s always a long queue at this braised duck stall. And they sell out really fast, so I’ve never had a chance to eat here until today, which must be my lucky day since the queue was relatively short.
What I like is that their braising sauce is served old-school style, ie. watery and not starchy. The dark soy sauce has a faint aroma of five spice powder. On the whole, the taste of the sauce is pleasant, but I prefer my Teochew braised duck gravy to have more galangal flavor.
In the platter above, you can see that the duck meat is thinly and neatly sliced. You can see that the male stall owner takes the effort to assemble each platter, slicing the meat thinly and arranging the items neatly.
The duck meat had a nice bouncy bite, but texture-wise it was a little dry. I much preferred the duck wing, which was braised longer and hence more flavorful and tender.
Another worthy point to note: The hardboiled egg didn’t have a dark green ring around the yolk, a minor detail that many hawkers overlook.
There’s two kinds of chilli dips served here. I prefer the one with garlic and vinegar; it’s really zingy and the vinegar helps cut through the richness of the meats.
Seems like the real draw here isn’t the duck meat, but the variety of braised pig and duck organs. Many customers before me ordered the organs. Although I’m not a fan of offal, the braised organs here looked clean, fresh, and tasty.
New Market Teochew Braised Duck Rice opens only for lunch. The lady boss told me they close shop when they sell out of food, which can be as around 2pm.
New Market Teochew Braised Duck Rice
Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1,
#01-84 Alexandra Village Food Centre
Opening hours: 11am to 3pm, earlier if food sells out. Closed on Thu & Fri.