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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Crispy Skin Roasted Duck @ Sri Taman Mas Restaurant, Falim, Ipoh

Back from a weekend getaway to KL. I'm in dire need of a vacation, to prepare myself for the impending bouts of travelling that's beckoning in the near future. Wait, that did not sound right huh? :)

The orange signboard is attracting curious stares, and hungry souls .....

A short, short post on one of my favourite food, the Roasted Duck. You see, to find a restaurant or stall serving roasted duck (and other roasted meats) may not seem that hard at all. Lurking in every corner, in most coffee shops and food courts, you're bound to discover a stall chopping away at their most-prized meats, though most of the time only chicken and pork are commonly dished out. Duck is a rarity, more so for goose. Which explains why I went all the way to KL for my fix sometime ago. (Curious? Click HERE for Pudu's Famous Roasted Goose)

Crackly & glistening skins, sweet & sticky gravy. If only the portion's slightly larger, for a change. Roasted Duck Rice @ RM4 per serving

My brother recommended this restaurant in Falim of Ipoh, noted for their famous roasted duck. Okay .... But of course, given the many bad experiences I've had with ducks (the quack quack type, of course) in Ipoh, I merely nodded and took it all with a pinch of salt.

One word : Fabulous. Combination of Char Siew and Siew Yoke @ RM6

One fine afternoon, we ventured all the way to Falim for lunch. For the sake of escaping office's pathetic working condition. OK lah ... maybe not so, but the freezing air-cond plus mundane workflow got us bursting from the insides, in the end. We seriously were in need of some good grubs, on top of the endless slew of office food they're stuffing us with!


The condiment of sweet and spicy sauce - A delightful combination of 'hoi sin' sauce and chilli oil

What a pleasant lunch it was. Though marred slightly by the subsequent downpour, and some flaring temper (hehe).

The skin was crispy, as if bathed in hot cooking oil on-the-spot, and the meat was neither too tough, nor too fatty. Just right tenderness, with just a slight layer of fat underneath. Minor gripe? The serving was rather measly, but justified the reasonable price of RM4 per plate of duck and rice.

Fearing of famine from the lack in protein supplies (yeah, right), we ordered another small plate of Char Siew (barbecued pork) and Siew Yoke (roasted pork) to share. And both choices of meats were met with positive feedbacks, and thumbs/toes up in the air. The Siew Yoke's skin remained crackly crisp, while the lean cuts of Char Siew was 'dressed' with their sweet and thick sauce. Though I still prefer my Char Siew with a layer of fat that melts in the mouth.

Stir Fried Sweet Potato Leaves with Fu Yee (Fermented Beancurd) @ RM4

And some fibres to save the day! Yay! A cheap meal for RM29.70 served 4 ravenous souls. Come rain or shine, heatstroke or maelstrom, opens seven days a week except for the 2 days break come middle of the month. Yup, a little funny, as their rest days are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the middle of the month. Unsure when? Call them.

They serve cooked dishes (dai chow) from the kitchen as well, aside from their roasted meats.

Location : Restoran Sri Taman Mas @ No 12, Jalan Mas, Taman Mas, Falim 30100 Ipoh, Perak. Tel No : 012-529 5338 or 016-591 8793. Here's a MAP for those trying to search for this place. However, take note that the map may NOT be accurate, as I can't find Jalan Mas in Google Maps. From town towards Menglembu using Jalan Lahat, you'll reach a traffic lights that allow right turning into Menglembu/Lumut. Take that right, and go straight until you see this restaurant on your RIGHT, a few doors away from the new budget hotel, Fresh Hotel.

28 comments:

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Gah...you got me craving duck now! A serve of duck only? That's definitely not enough for me! =P

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Gah...you got me craving duck now! A serve of duck only? That's definitely not enough for me! =P

jencooks said...

A ducky makan with nice ending. By the way, KL I usually go for Sunshine duck at SEApark, one of the best too.

Big Boys Oven said...

Great information, Farlim is a place we use to pass by and yet did not explore, great to have this information. I wonder if it is better than the Tasek roast duck? anyway RM4 is a good bargain, a must visit! :)

Big Boys Oven said...

Great information, Farlim is a place we use to pass by and yet did not explore, great to have this information. I wonder if it is better than the Tasek roast duck? anyway RM4 is a good bargain, a must visit! :)

Selba said...

The food looks great!

Just had roasted duck too :)

But the one that I had is lack of the crispiness skin.

New Kid on the Blog said...

question here is how did make such a crispy duck skin? what i know some use microwave to heat it up, some use hot oil to pour on it.

J2Kfm said...

Bangsar Babe : for lunch, that'll suffice. plus the porkS, more than enough protein to last an afternoon.

Jencooks : oh in Sea Park? never ventured that area. but thanks for the recoomendation.

BBO : if you're talking bout Hong Kong Restaurant, I think they're of diff leagues altogether. The one at Hong Kong's tasty, meatier, but not crispy. this one at Falim's crispy, but lacking in meat. your call. :)

Selba : there's something addictive bout ducks right?

Wilson Ng said...

Geez, I'm craving for one already. I prefer crispy skin even lack of meat.

JC @ Jessey said...

Slurppp~~ The duck skin looks so crispy.. *keep swallowing saliva*

How I wish I'm in Farlim, Ipoh now.. So that I can have such a good meal for my lunch..

reanaclaire said...

oh..i haven't tried this duck yet though i passed by many times before.. ok, thanks for posting up this.. hehehe...a must go.. cos i love siew yuk and duck too... not so expensive too i notice...

foodbin said...

like the look of those flowing brown sauce gravy.

J2Kfm said...

Wilson : true. me likes them crispy also, the same holds true for roast pork.

JC : where u now? :) can have good lunch anywhere at all one ... just depends on whatever you're hunting for.

reanaclaire : it's rather cheap, really. we were stunned, to say the least. ehhe ...

foodbin : those thick gravy added much brownie points to the cuts.

SimpleGirl said...

passed by this place....but didn't get to try it! mayb i should try it soon since u gave a good review on it!

CUMI & CIKI said...

looks fantastic and since you've described it so well, i think the road trip will/should stop to eat here rite?!

iamthewitch said...

Do they have roast goose as well? But the serving of duck really is small! Even for a girl! :P

thenomadGourmand said...

RM4 for duck is cheap! compared to KL AND Pg!
Yups we r in Ipoh this Sun..itinerary startin to materialise now..

ahlock said...

I can't find Jalan Mas in Google Maps.

Should consider getting yourself a good GPS navigator. What more the extensive traveling your job entails. I'm using Gamin.

If i try out this place, maybe in the not so near future, I'll just rope in a few friends, and order a whole duck, plus the char siew and bbq pork. Notice its protein intensive? Okay lah, plus the potato leaves to lessen the guilt of a 'wholesome protein goodness' meal as well.

ai wei said...

hungry!!! gosh... that char siew siew york is quite cheap.

J2Kfm said...

Simple Girl : yeah, there's another noodle shop reviewed by Ipoh Chai serving 'cross the bridge' noodles, somewhere around that area also.

CUmi & Ciki : I doubt you all can fit so many places in one single trip! go for the usual food 1st. the more famous ones.

iamthewitch : no roast goose, sorry. i was kinda hoping for one outlet that sells them though.

TNG : if you guys be needing any help, feel free to ask ok? i'll try to assist in any ways possible. :)

ahlock : hehe, you're not the 1st one to say this. my job does require a lot of travelling, and a navigator seriously would help a lot.

ai wei : that's Ipoh food for ya! ;)

§pinzer said...

oh for crying out loud what am i doing here at 2am in the morning, now i'm so hungry T___T

Little Inbox said...

Looking at the crispy duck skin, it did make me drool. :P

fatboybakes said...

ooh, wonder if this is on the itinerary for the road trip ppl!

Nic (KHKL) said...

is falim far from foh san dim sum? is near, can kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

worldwindows said...

Good ole Falim is not just famous for their pickled stuff only! Wow crispy skin duck!

J2Kfm said...

Spinzer : 2am at night? surfing food blogs? very wrong. :)

Little Inbox : small serving, but got the job done as well.

FBB : you're not coming right? aiya, we kept on missing each other. I should book a cake from you next time.

Nic : NOT near at all. skip this, and go for more authentic Ipoh food instead.

worldwindows : crispy and gorgeous. not so plump, but who cares ...the skin matters. right?

SuwEi said...

those 3 hungry souls in ur pic seems familiar..i think i should pay a visit there. since it's so near:P

J2Kfm said...

suwei : yeah, we can even have lunch together there ...