Today, we share our experience with two other Ghim Moh duck rice stalls that we had tried recently. The first is stall number 01-04, Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck and the second is 吉利 美味 , which we believe literally means Auspicious and Delicious. But I think we shall refer to them as Ji Li Roasted Meat. They are located at opposite ends of the Ghim Moh Food Centre and while they both have duck rice on the menu, their styles and tastes are completely different.
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck is quite a popular stall in Ghim Moh Market. Not as ‘hot’ as the top stalls like Jiu Jiang Shao La 九江烧腊 and Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow (源记) but they enjoy a constant following which means a ten-person queue is not uncommon at this stall. But thanks to the efficiency of service, the wait is usually not more than 10 minutes.
Chuan Kee specialises in braised duck only i.e. no roast duck or char siew or other roast meats. The easiest way to order a complete duck meal is to order their set meals which have $3, $4 and $5 options. The differences among the sets lie in the quantity of duck and the peripheral items like the stewed peanuts, beancurd and braised egg. We selected the $5 which has the works. Here is a picture of the package for takeaway. From the weight of the packet, it was obvious that this was going to be a heavy lunch.
We usually show a picture of the contents of the package. But this time, because of the handling and the gravy, the immediate view of the opened packet was not a pretty sight, so we will just show you the pictures of the tidied up duck rice instead. As you can see there was a substantial volume of rice, a fair portion of duck, some slices of beancurd (tau kwa)and half an egg. The duck was well cooked, Teochew braised duck style, till soft. There was sufficient duck taste. but not too strong. Overall, this was a satisfying meal. At $5, we thought it was good value for money as well.
Our next duck dish from Ghim Moh is from stall 01-60, 吉利 美味, Ji Li Roasted Meat stall. This stall sells a more varied selection of meats, including the usual char siew, roast pork as well as duck and chicken dishes. The hanging ducks looked especially delicious and so we ordered duck noodles for takeaway ($3.50).
Here is a picture of the duck noodles. The duck taste was very light. The quantity of duck meat was not high but they were all regular meaty pieces (as opposed to the bony bits and pieces). Neither the duck nor the noodles was exceptional, but this was a decent duck noodle dish. For $3.50 we thought that this was a fair meal.
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck and Ji Li (吉利 美味) Roasted Meat are at
Units #01-04 and #01-60 respectively
Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
Ghim Moh Road