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Duck Rice @ Ayer Itam, Penang near Kek Lok Si 鸭饭

Ayer Itam Duck Rice 
 ` Teow Chew Style' Braised Duck Rice

I think I am not wrong this is Teow Chew style duck rice. Please do correct me if I am wrong.  A food that is almost forgotten by me. A memorable and cultural food that means a lot to me...

I was so excited to hear there is a braised duck rice around the corner which is well known in Ayer Itam neighbourhood area ( cough* paise I am a new resident in Penang).  The smell of the braised duck caught by my nose while I was in the queue, had awaken my memories of the braised duck dish which was not to be missed dish on Chinese New Year, and also remind me of my late-grandparents. I miss you Ah Ma, Ah Kong <3 .

* Boyfie and I were hoping we won't get caught by the parents having supper at 11.30pm. Erkk mission failed because of the intense aroma of duck rice spreading in the house !!!

Sorry about the mess because I had it takeaway. 

The duck rice comes with pork, egg, bean curd and intestine at the price of RM4.50. Unfortunately there was no intestine on that day because no stock available from the butcher according to the owner. Oh intestine, everyone love you~~~ I am not a fan of bean curd so I only requested for pork and egg on the duck rice. The aunty cut everything together into small pieces and wrap in the paper wrapper. So you probably couldn't notice what were those chunks on top of the rice. Why cut it into so small pieces??? Looked large in quantities or easier to eat??? 

Not much of duck pieces given ( understandable) but pork with a lot of fat. Anyway we love the fat even though it is very unhealthy!!! The fat which had absorb all the braised duck flavour tasted so nice when it melted in the mouth. Pork fat added in the duck rice indeed is a big bonus in enhancing the flavour. Surprisingly, the duck rice wasn't as salty as I expected which is good because not too heavy for supper and I hate drinking tonnes of water at night. The home-made chilli sauce was quite spicy for me but still I love it. 

The stall is owned by the old couple. Only opened at night, 10pm till late night.
Small portion: RM4.50 
Large portion: RM 5.50

If you see from the pictures above, you will notice a board stating 'PLEASE QUEUE' and 'SELF SERVICE'. Oh yes, you need to queue and many people were lining for duck rice. So it took me about 15 minutes to reach my turn. They are too busy to serve the plate right on your table. 

If you are somewhere near Kek Lok Si after 10pm and hunting/craving for supper, you should stop by Air Itam Market to have a try. There are also other stalls that sell other food. Other than that, should try the signature fresh milk owned by the Indian across the road. 

Ducky ducky ducky :D  The braised duck is not like the other roast duck with crispy skin. Braised duck is soft to bite with aromatic of spices and ducky taste.

Check it out other food around Air Itam area :
1. Char Kuew Teow


  1. It wasn't that nice when I had it yesterday for my second time lol..... Anyway still a lot of local people...


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