Eat Drink KL: Village Roast Duck

Friday, October 15, 2010

Village Roast Duck

A fresh option for Chinese food at Bangsar Village. This brightly lit outlet features friendly service, but the menu isn't especially exciting and prices seem arbitrary.

BBQ combo of char siew, roast duck & siu yoke. Rather expensive at 38 ringgit, considering the relatively paltry portion. Everything tasted tender and flavorsome enough, but there are more memorable versions elsewhere.

King prawns with pumpkin sauce (36 ringgit). Plump and reasonably fresh, but strangely greasy. Any sweet flavor from the pumpkin sauce was almost indiscernible.

Crispy aromatic duck with pancakes. Much more logically priced at 18 ringgit. A worthwhile option; the shredded duck was meaty and well-marinated. Tasted terrific with the thin, steaming-hot pancakes, hoisin sauce & cucumbers.

Hokkien mee (RM26.80). Contained the essential ingredients, including pork liver & crunchy lard. But completely lacking in "wok hei." Also too puny for the price.

Complimentary watercress soup. Had a nice, homemade feel.

The verdict: For Oriental cuisine at BV, Reunion still wins (for now).

Village Roast Duck,
1st Floor, Bangsar Village.