Friday, October 31, 2008

The Duck King

We must admit this plan was so sudden and unpredictable. The day before, I just called my friend N ask her to hang out and so lucky that my other friends EF and S also have a free time to go out.

We went to Mal Kelapa Gading, we had three dinner options; Sushi Tei, The Duck King, and Eat and Eat (new food court in MKG 5). Finally, we decided to dine at The Duck King, which is new in MKG. The setup of the restaurant was simple but elegant, furnished in brown elegant wooden furniture.

The wet tissue was free (^_^).

Sweet Crispy Fried Fish

After we had been seated, we got this Sweet Crispy Fried Fish as a compliment. Is it free? After I checked the bill, they charged us 6K for this.

Chinese Tea Jasmine

We all ordered Chinese Tea Jasmine (@7K). It is good to drink hot Chinese Tea when we eat Chinese Foods, because we believed that teas can help to “wash down” the oils from foods in our digestive system.

That nite, we looked for one dish meal and after a tough time browsed their variety menu selections, S and I choose to share Mie Cha Siew Chicken Dry (28K). N and EF ordered Fried Rice Seafood X.O. (34K) to share since we all not very hungry.

Mie Cha Siew Chicken Dry

Mie Cha Siew Chicken Dry came up with a bowl of soup and served in normal portion with slices of chicken cha siew, two pieces of kailan, and their special soy sauce. This dish is just soso for S and me.

Fried Rice Seafood X.O.

N and EF seemed not quite satisfy with their Fried Rice Seafood X.O. Although it named Seafood, but EF said she only can find some shrimps and salty fish. Is it seafood enough?

We also ordered several dimsum dishes to share, Fried Shrimp Dumplings with Mayonnaise (15. 8K), Siew Long Bao (18.8K), and Siew Mai (15.8K).

Fried Shrimp Dumpling with Mayonnaise

Nice, crispy skin with a fresh shrimps inside.

Siew Mai

It is a halal Siew Mai and taste nothing special on it.

Xiao Long Bao

Siew Long Bao served in steaming hot bamboo basket with black vinegar with strips of ginger for a dipping. Its skin looked wrinkle and not soupy enough on the inside.

The Duck King always been favorite Chinese Food restaurant in mall, every their branch always packed especially on the weekend. Their foods are so variety from selections menu to one single dish, and all are halal. In my opinion the other The Duck King branches is better than MKG one, I think they still need improvement since they are new. Hopefully if we have a chance to revisit next other day, they would have already enhanced their service and foods.

The Duck King
Mall Kelapa Gading 5 Blok M-46
North Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 45876426/27

1 comment:

efalina said...

nice shots.. looks nyummy although it wasn't..