My parents have specific preferences when it comes to food – mum wants it wholesome and organic while dad likes Chinese food, especially roast duck and char siew. Both of which mum disapproves but allows him a “cheat day” once a week.
I never understood why dad (and also my in-laws) likes going to Village Roast Duck when there are other Chinese food options in Bangsar. He likes the comfort and the fact that they serve decent roast meats. That I can’t disagree. :)
The restaurant is always packed during meal times and waiting for an empty table takes about 30 minutes or so. Usually, I would just order takeaway and we would have the roast duck at home. When we do get to dine at the restaurant, our orders are pretty standard – half a roast duck, braised pork with yam, vegetables and an egg dish.
All have been consistent, especially the duck. The skin isn’t as crisp as I like it to be since they pour gravy over it but the meat is tender and flavourful from the marinade, and tasty with rice. I’m not a fan of the braised pork with yam as I find the one from Hakka better. My parents like the one from Village Roast because the pork used is of a leaner cut.
I wouldn’t say the food at Village Roast Duck is mind-blowingly good, but the dishes are quite decent and not overly priced (just don’t order seafood). As it can get pretty crowded, do call ahead to reserve a table or get there early.
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Food: 6.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Try the roast duck and char siew. Not a fan of the siew yuk though.
Village Roast Duck
No.1 Jalan Telawi 1,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2287 4128