On my previous visit
, I had sampled some of my aunt’s Teochew Braised Duck Noodles
in soup. It was excellent and I had been waiting for an opportunity to return and order a bowl for myself. Unfortunately, the parking situation was almost always so bad that we had to resort to buying take-away portions of duck.
We were lucky to get parking close by and a table at the coffeeshop on one occasion.
Teochew Braised Duck Noodles (Dry) @ S$3
My brother ordered a “dry” portion of duck noodles. It looked delicious except that I’m generally not a huge fan of starchy gravy. That said, the gravy here did not look as starchy as the ones I’ve had at other places
so I guess, I shall have to give the “dry” version a try the next time I visit. If you’re new to the term “dry” noodles, in local lingo it refers to noodles served without soup but tossed in seasonings like soy sauce, chili sauce etc.
Teochew Braised Duck Noodles (Soup) @ S$3
I’d ordered the “soup” version as I like the slightly gamey and spicy (not of the chili-hot variety) flavour of the broth. Its thickened occasionally by adding the duck gravy (yep, saw them adding dollops of gravy). Nonetheless, this was a lighter alternative
(starch-wise) in comparison with that of the “dry” version. Though the thin slices of duck look dry in the picture, biting into them, one is amazed at the tenderness of the flesh. The flesh had been infused with the flavour of the spices used to season the duck.
I felt that the best way to enjoy the duck was to dip it into the tangy and spicy chili sauce. This is definitely a MUST-TRY!
This stall is located in the same coffeeshop as Chin Ho Fishball Noodles
(they’re next to each other) and they serve the braised duck with rice too.
Sum Long Teochew Braised Duck
@ the coffeeshop diagonally opposite Tiong Bahru Market
corner of Eng Hoon Street & Seng Poh Road
Block 57 Eng Hoon Street
Mondays – Fridays: 7 am to 7 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 7 am to 4 pm