Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Kwang Hoi Braised Duck in Johor Jaya Rosmerah 光辉卤鸭饭面
I asked my JB friend Mandy what is nice in the Rosmerah area of Taman Johor Jaya. We circled around Rosmerah, Mandy pointing out the various popular shops in the area.
Pointing to Kwang Hoi Braised Duck 光辉卤鸭饭面 as we drove by, "Many of my friends like this braised duck shop" she said.
So, I came back to Rosmerah a couple of days later to check out Kwang Hoi Braised Duck.
The owners, a couple, have been in the braised duck and pork business for over 20 years. The boss Ah Heng 亚兴 worked in a braised duck stall in Singapore when he first started out years ago.
We ordered duck and gizzards (I like innards) for two persons.
The duck was cut into strips and bathed in watery braising sauce. Personally, I like my duck in large broad slices or big chunks so that I can savour that rich ducky flavour :D
The duck meat was very tender and was served boneless. The Chinese herbal aromas and flavours were strong - boneless and herbal duck are Kwang Hoi's main selling points. Many people like Kwang Hoi for their tender, boneless, herbal duck.
I also found Kwang Hoi likable but I prefer to have my meat served with bone because I enjoy picking the flesh from between the bone crevices :P I also love the gamey flavour of ducks and like to eat it with very little additional flavourings.
The lady boss put in a lot of effort to carefully debone the ducks as many people like to eat their duck boneless.
The slice of duck gizzard was very tender.
We ate our braised duck with kway teow kia in braising sauce. Kwang Hoi also serves an oil flavoured rice which I shall try at my next visit.
Kwang Hoi's chili sauce is worth noting. Strong savoury hae bee (dried shrimps) taste and aroma with tangy and spicy flavours.
Kwang Hoi's popular sambal chili sauce is made at the shop. It takes 10 hours of stirring and cooking over a slow fire to make the sambal chili.
If you like tender, boneless duck with strong herbal flavours, you will like Kwang Hoi Braised Duck 光辉卤鸭饭面.
(The owner declined to accept our payment for our meal. Duck rice costs RM4.50 a serving.)
Restaurant name: Kwang Hoi 光辉卤鸭饭面
Address: 33, Jalan Rosmerah 2/2, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru
Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm (closed on Wednesday)
Date visited: 14 Apr 2014
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