Liang Zhao Ji 梁照记 – Michelin Bib Gourmand Soy Duck Rice and Porridge At Whampoa
The queue continues up to a 2.5 hours wait for 1 star Michelin Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle at Chinatown Food Complex. But let us not forget about the other 17 Michelin Bib Gourmand Hawker Stalls from Singapore, any of these local hawkers will stand a good chance to get a Michelin star come 2016.
Liang Zhao Ji 梁照记 which specialises in braised soy duck rice and porridge at Whampoa Market Place may just be it. Incidentally, the other famous stall Hoover Rojak is next door neighbour.
Many grow up having their Braised Duck Rice, affordability priced at $4 – $5.
There was a short queue of about 10 in line when I went one early weekday afternoon. Though the wait can be hard to estimate as some customers may end up taking-away quite a number of ducks.
The uncle in front of me ordered like a multitude of duck necks – seems like a treat while having beer and watching Channel 8 reruns.
It was reported by co-owner Mr Low Ah Leng would just sell about 20 ducks and go back, sometimes sold out by 2pm or earlier.
When I received my plate, I marvelled at the generosity of the ingredients, how neatly arranged the pieces were.
Did I tear? No. Did I think it was the best duck rice in Singapore? Maybe no.
But it was a still a worthy plate of old-school style Braised Duck Rice.
I did think that the best parts of the plate was NOT the duck, but perhaps everything else that came together.
The savouriness of the flavoured rice (didn’t taste any yam though), the texture of the tau kwa (beancurd) and the tangy-spiciness of the chilli sauce.
The duck would have been a notch tenderer to steal my heart. Will come back again for the porridge (and rojak next door).
Liang Zhao Ji 梁照记
Whampoa Drive Makan Place #01-07, Block 90 Whampoa Drive Singapore 320090
Opening Hours: 10.45am – 3pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Tues
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