Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Braised Duck @ Skudai Duck Mee 士古来鸭肉 in Taman Sri Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Teochew-Braised-Duck-Johor

Teochew-Braised-Duck-Johor

Skudai Duck Mee 士古来鸭肉 started as a popular roadside stall back in 1975 and is today a spacious corner shop unit in Taman Sri Skudai. The famous large shop has comfortable round table seating inside and spilling over into the bright and airy, covered, open area outside.

Still, it has that old time, laid back, cosy coffee shop ambiance in a quieter part of JB.

Skudai Duck Mee is an long established name in Johor Bahru, and its reputation spread far and wide after it was featured in popular Malaysian celebrity Axian’s food show in 2008.

Teochew-Braised-Duck-Johor

Teochew-Braised-Duck-Johor

Teochew-Braised-Duck-Johor

Besides it’s signature Teochew braised duck, Skudai Duck also serves braised eggs, pork, pig’s ears, tongue, snort, and innards such as intestines.

Despite its fame, many of Skudai Duck’s customers are regulars, some for more than decades including the provision shop owner MR Ng who brought me here and introduced me to the owner of Skudai Duck Mee. (Thank you, MR Ng :-D )

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Sitting comfortably in the shop, there was Teochew opera music playing softly in the background. Then there was that rhythmic, quick, chopping tak.. tak.. tak.. sound of the chopper blade against the chopping board.


The huge chopping board cut from a chengal tree trunk is a family heirloom. Sometimes, the blade pinged against the hard chopping board letting off a sound like that of a tuning fork. The Teochew opera and the fluid chopping sound blended together with the chatter of the customers produced a kind of unique Skudai Duck "music". I love this.

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I ordered a set of duck meat, gizzard, liver, and kway teow. The set came with a soup and chili sauce. Total bill for this delicious and sumptuous meal was RM8. Very reasonable.

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The succulent, juicy duck meat had an appealing light brownish colour absorbed from their famed decades old braising sauce. When I chewed on it, the slightly firm meat felt moist and quickly turned smokey and tender in my mouth. The meat tastes savoury, naturally sweet and slightly herbal from the braising sauce.

Teochew-Braised-Duck-Johor

The gizzard had an interesting chewy and firm texture, adding fun to the experience. It tasted like savoury and sweet candy – I like it.

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The braised liver had that tender grainy feel indicating that it was nicely done just right.

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The kway teow stirred with the braising sauce complements the duck and innards well.

(There are altogether 3 braised duck shops in this little corner of Taman Sri Skudai - it's like, this is the Teochew braised duck central of JB. I will be trying them all :-D )

->> This is the braised duck shop that helped put Johor food on the Malaysia food map.

Teochew-Braised-Duck-Johor

Restaurant name: Skudai Duck Mee (MIS Restaurant) 士古来鸭肉
Address: 29, Jalan Emas Putih Dua, Taman Sri Skudai, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.546577,103.656563
Hours: 11:00am to 9:00pm

Non Halal

Date visited: 20 Mar 2012

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2 comments:

  1. went there yesterday 22/05/13. really disappointed with the duck. i am a teochew . Sauce was too dilute and not fragrant,whatever duck they sell are too skinny and there isn't much meat. pork was not tender. only consolation was that the kway teow soup was nice though.

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