Roasted duck is one of the best Chinese cuisine. It’s been served at special occasions since the olden days. Despite its ubiquity, preparing a good roasted duck is a skill and art form that takes years to master.
Without further ado, here are our five best picks for the best roasted ducks in the KL & PJ. (The restaurants are listed in no particular order. Some of the establishments below are not halal.)
1. Sun Ming @ Taman Connaught, Cheras
Tucked among the rows of shops along the Connaught Highway, Cheras. Here, ducks are roasted over charcoal to render them extra-crisp skin. That said, do expect a long line of people waiting and sharing tables with strangers at lunch hours to enjoy the best roasted duck.
2. Loong Foong Seafood @ Taman Paramount, PJ
Restoran Loong Foong Seafood serves one of the best roasted duck in PJ. Although it opens only at 4:30 p.m., the beeline of people already begins to form well before that. Roasted ducks here are sold batch by batch, quickly, with customers sitting in to eat or taking away. The gorgeously roasted skin a shiny golden brown, and the meat is succulent.
3. Sek Yuen @ Pudu
Old is gold, the legendary restaurant has been in business for over six decades in Pudu, and is still going strong. The Pei Pa Duck, one of its signatures, is a must-have, and make sure you serve it with a house-made sweet-sour plum sauce. The restaurant is perpetually packed, and the roasted duck can be seen devoured on every table.
4. Sunrise @ Seapark, PJ
Serving only roasted ducks and lunch in general, this restaurant draws crowd as soon the door opens at 11:30 a.m. It takes less than 5 minutes for foods to be served. Each order comes with a bowl of flavorful pickled vegetable and duck soup. The roasted duck here is known for its thin, glistening skin. There’s no fixed closing time; the restaurant calls it a day once all their roasted ducks have been sold. So, call and check on availability before heading over to avoid disappointment.