I guess it is part of the Singaporean character to look for things that are cheap and good. This is especially true when it comes to food. However, many foodies are also ready to fork out their cash when they come across really good food. The fact is that the “Good” is not cheap and it is compounded by the fact that the “Cheap” is not as good as the “Good” that is not cheap.
There are only a handful of hawkers in Singapore who can actually command such unquestioning allegiance from their customers. Their food is so good that their customers don’t mind paying the premium as well as suffer potential verbal abuse in order to have their taste buds tickled. According to Damien, this is one of them.
I was of course skeptical. How good can braised duck really get? I have yet to find a braised duck that I could have a craving for.
Well, all that is about to change. The duck here is actually very enjoyable. The meat was moist and tender and the unique, sweet vinegar chilli was the perfect accompaniment for the duck. It was actually quite shiok! 4.5/5 Just one problem, the plate small plate of thinly sliced duck costs $5 and if you go during peak periods, the wait can be pretty long.
Really nice braised duck with a shiok chilli sauce dip. Good enough to get me thinking about traveling all the way out West to eat it, but not quite that good enough for me pay a premium and still suffer a long queue for.
Lim Seng Lee Braised Duck