House of Roasted Duck: Where I had Some Of The Best Roasted Meats Ever at Sultan Plaza!

House Of Roasted Duck
100 Jalan Sultan, #01-08
Sultan Plaza, Singapore 199001
Nearest MRT Station: Nicoll Highway Station (CC5)
Tel: (+65) 6297 5490
Operating hours: 11am to 11pm

Roasted meats are a traditional Asian delight, passed down over the years and appreciated by many — including both Asians and foreigners.

It isn't hard to find roasted meats in Singapore, what with factories dedicated to churning out several kilograms of these nifty proteins and having them shipped out to the various hawker stalls around the nation.

However with the escalating ease in getting a plate of roasted delights, quality is (more often than not) compromised. So here we have, House of Roasted Duck, one of the many gourmet brands under the Gao Ji Food umbrella.

Read on to find out more about the talented chef behind House of Roasted Duck, as well as the delectable cuisine that he has whipped up just for the restaurant.

Introducing Executive Chef Lau Wai Keung, who is a native Hong Kong-er and roasted delights connoisseur with 40 years of local and overseas experience. He is currently managing all the House of Roasted Duck restaurants, and also holds the previous title of "No. 1 Barbecue Cook" with The Excelsior Hotel & Convention Centre Hong Kong!

More on House of Roasted Duck, this is a traditional Hong Kong restaurant serving authentic Hong Kong style roasted delights such as Signature Peking Duck, Crispy Roasted Pork (and more). They also serve a range of Hong Kong delicacies like their Congee and noodles, paired with an assortment of Cantonese Dim Sum and side dishes.

House of Roasted Duck has its flagship outlet located in Bugis Village. To cope with the increasing demand for their popular roasted delights, they have expanded and opened their second restaurant at Sultan Plaza, which started its operations on June 10, 2016.

Both restaurants will be keeping to the same food menu and are affordably priced!

| Hong Kong Style Roasted Meats

Peking Duck – 2 Styles ($30 for half, $52 for whole)

Roasted Duck and Peking Duck are perennial favourites in Hong Kong and without a doubt, the signature dishes at House of Roasted Duck. (I mean, just look at the name, duh right?)

In consideration for their diners, the restaurant has created this 2-styles plate so that diners may be able to enjoy the best of both worlds.

The roasted duck is freshly roasted to crispy perfection everyday, and with its crispy fragrant skin and tender succulent meat, it's really not a wonder why it is a hot favourite among the diners!

Peking Duck

The Peking Duck differs from its sister dish due to the method of cooking, serving and eating.

Peking Duck in general is famous for its crispy skin that has been thinly-sliced, topped with minimal meat. It is recommended to be consumed with a handmade flour crepe, with a few pieces of cucumber and spring onions, drizzled with the accompanying special dipping sauce.

Four Heavenly Kings Platter ($48)

The name of this dish takes after the restaurant's FOUR signature roasted delights — Crispy Roasted Duck, Soy Sauce Chicken, Barbecued Pork and Crispy Roasted Pork.

I'll skip talking about the crispy roasted duck since it is the exact same as what I talked about earlier.

The Soy Sauce Chicken ($36 for whole) is a quintessential Cantonese favourite, braised using a special mix of herbs and spices with premium stewed soy sauce. The tender Soy Sauce Chicken is best to be consumed with their special ginger scallion sauce, so as to bring out the sweet flavour and tender texture of the chicken meat.

Another popular Cantonese dish, the Barbecued Pork ($14 for regular) has a thick and sticky caramelised sauce that is said to be different from the norm. Executed to perfection, the barbecued pork is juicy and tender, with a savoury-sweet flavour from the sauce used.

The Crispy Roasted Pork ($12 for regular) is my FAVOURITE of the four, and possibly the best crispy roasted pork that I have ever had in my life. It has everything you want from roasted pork - the crispiness, the slight amount of fat, tender and succulent meat... omg I'm salivating just at the thought of it! More thoughts on it under 'two cents' later.

| Traditional Hong Kong Delicacies

Shrimp Wanton Soup ($8)

Moving on to traditional Hong Kong delicacies, the Shrimp Wanton Soup will remind you of the wantons that you've had in Hong Kong (if you've been there before). This is one of the restaurant's iconic must-try dishes!

The shrimp wantons are freshly wrapped everyday, and stuffed full of shrimp and pork bits to give a delectable crunch. Boiled for 5 to 6 hours with a mix of premium pork bones and old chicken, the broth is flavourful but still light on the palate. I finished a whole bowl of the soup alone, on my own!

Shrimp Dumpling Noodle ($6.80 for soup version, $7.80 for dry version)

Similar to shrimp wantons, but with more ingredients and of a different shape. The Shrimp Dumplings from House of Roasted Duck has black wood-ear fungus in it, hence giving it an added crunch + smooth texture to it — I know I sound really confusing, so the best way to understand is to go try it yourself! 😁

The wanton noodles on the other hand is springy, and well seasoned with sauce. It is recommended to pair this dish with their in-house chilli, as the spice will bring out further the texture of the noodles and the flavour of the shrimp dumplings!

Congee with Roasted Duck ($7.50)

Congee lovers will relish the piping hot Congee with Roasted Duck! Its perfectly smooth texture is achieved by using premium calrose rice from Australia and slow-cooked over a small fire for over 3 to 4 hours. I have honestly never had congee that is as smooth and finely blended as this.

Fried Rice with Diced Duck & Egg ($14)

Wok-fried to perfection, this is their fragrant Fried Rice with Diced Duck & Egg. It provides an interesting twist for your taste buds as compared with the usual fried rice due to the "wok hei" flavour combined with a distinctive rice grain texture!

If you're looking for a fried rice that is a little different but not too crazy, do try this out!

| Cantonese Dim Sum

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Steamed Siew Mai With Tobiko ($4.80)

When we talk about Cantonese cuisine, how can we miss out on their Dim Sum?

From House of Roasted Duck, comes their Steamed Siew Mai with Tobiko. This is definitely one of the more premium and flavourful siew mai(s) that I have ever had, due to the addition of Tobiko (meaning: flying fish roe) which gives a tipping edge of texture and flavour to the simple dim sum dish.

Rating: 3.8/5

My two cents:

As usual, let's start with talking about the restaurant's ambience and space. I like the clean and white look given off at the restaurant; it emphasises on how the food is simple (with no funny tricks) but yet head-turning good.

Now for the space, it is definitely bigger than the one at Bugis and the interior of the restaurant has been deliberately designed to fit the targeted crowd — cubicles for the working people in the vicinity, and large tables for families looking to have tasty roasted delights in a cool air-conditioned environment.

Moving onto the food, I can name a few of the dishes that I like (this shows how impressionable they were) and would highly recommend.

The Peking Duck is definitely one of the dishes that you gotta try as the handmade crepe is so evenly thin, and it doesn't turn soggy and break apart easily. The Peking Duck sauce was also amazing, but I can't quite say the same for the Roasted Duck as I was expecting it to be a tad thinner. Nonetheless, I love the crispy duck skin although it would definitely add a few more numbers to my calorie count!

Speaking of duck, most people prefer duck meat over chicken meat due to its unmistakable delectable taste and increased chewy texture. However other than the better treatment for our palate, Duck has several benefits which has it triumphing over chicken, such as:

  • Weight Loss: Vitamin B in duck meat helps to metabolise fatty acids and amino acids, while omega-6 is a poly-unsaturated fatty acid that helps to communicate with our body to burn fat and not store it!
  • Prevents Cancer: Duck is a choice source for antioxidants as it is rich in selenium, a compound that helps to protect cells from free radicals which increases one's risk of herat disease and cancer.
  • Helps Anaemia: This is a commonly known fact as duck meat contains "vitamin B12" which assists in prevention of anaemia, "phosphorous" which helps to convert food into energy and "iron" which aids in the formation of haemoglobin in red blood cells.
  • Boost immune system: Assisted by Zinc and Selenium in duck meat, our immune system receives a boost due to the antioxidant properties of the two minerals.
  • Healthy Skin And Hair: This is super important to the ladies as we must always have silky strong hair and nice glowing skin! Riboflavin in duck meat gives us the 28% of our daily needs in 100mgs of Niacin that is responsible for good skin; while omega 3 and 6 in the fat is also an excellent support to skin and promotion hair growth!

I only picked out 5 of the many benefits to share in-depth, some of the others on the lists included improving physical and mental health, bone health and aiding with the recovery from Rosecea and Eczema!

Coming back to the food, some of the other dishes that took my breath away were the Crispy Roasted Pork as mentioned earlier (my ultimate fave!!), the Shrimp Wanton Soup with its bite-size wanton and flavourful broth, and lastly the Steamed Siew Mai With Tobiko.

For the latest updates on their upcoming promotions, do check out their House of Roasted Duck Facebook page.

House of Roasted Duck is a prestigious restaurant by Gao Ji Food, a popular local heritage brand with 62 years of experience in the F&B industry.

Flagship Restaurant
Bugis Village

233 Victoria Street, Bugis Village S(188026)
Nearest MRT Station: Bugis MRT Station (EW12 / DT14)
Tel: (65) 6339 6817
Operating Hours: 11am to 11pm

Note: This post was sponsored by Gao Ji Food and The Influencer Network.

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