Eating Teochew braised duck can be quite pricey in a restaurant. If you like to have this delicacy at a reasonable price, then head over to Carnovan Street. This delicacy is sold during lunch hour at a koay chiap stall run by two brothers who also sells koay teow th’ng in the morning.

The braised duck is very popular and usually sold out quite early. The duck is braised in a variety of herbs and spices till dark brown; its texture soft and tender while the soy sauce brings out the best of its flavour. Like all these similar line of dishes, it is sprinkled with garlic and spring onion.


Braised foodstuff in this stall is not only limited to duck meat, it also includes beancurd, intestines, egg and blood! You can have them served together with your choice of rice, porridge or koay chiap.

One of the highlights of the meal is the porridge. Unlike normal watery porridge found in Penang, this place offers a different type of porridge. The rice is firstly cooked in the gravy of the braised duck…imagine it as having porridge with loads of gravy, which is not too salty yet so aromatically herballish with a hint of five spices. Slurp! :p

The shopkeepers of this braised duck stall are actually sons of the old man selling koay teow th’ng in the morning at the same place! I reckon most Penangnites would have known this shop anyway since the father has been selling there since the 80′s, however please take note that the entire business is shifting to a new location in June. Not to worry, it is just a stone’s throw away, and for anyone looking for a map, we are throwing in a map of the new location.

Happy Braise-Duck-ing!

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8 comments so far

little inbox
 1 

Braised duck is quite familiar, but not the porridge. I never know got this kind of porridge.

April 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm
CK Lam
 2 

So far I only come across this stall selling it. You should try it… super tasty.

April 28th, 2008 at 10:36 pm
Poppy Seed
 3 

This looks good, taukua+duck+egg? Thanks for the map, we’ll check it out. The ducks used to like me but now they run away because they know I am the enemy

April 29th, 2008 at 5:05 pm
gill gill
 4 

oh…the porridge’s soup very dark in color.

August 10th, 2008 at 8:25 pm
CK Lam
 5 

Gill Gill – don’t be put away by the dark colour porridge…its very tasty especially with some added spring onions.

August 10th, 2008 at 9:17 pm
jamie
 6 

heyz there, such a wonderful blog here! brings lots of memories of places that i have been to (and definitely sparked some interest to visit some of the blogged places!)

i wonder if u’ve tried the braised duck porridge in kimberly lane? it’s similar to the ones above, only that they mix everything together in a bowl. brought my family there, and they declared that they have the best braised duck neck in the world =p

September 4th, 2008 at 4:58 pm
CK Lam
 7 

Jamie – Nice of you to drop by my blog…besides bring back memories to you, I hope you will find the new places interesting as well.

I do frequent the stall in kimberly lane…I usually go for the porridge but sometimes the rice too. It comes with lots of mix ingredients…the braised egg is yummy.

September 4th, 2008 at 10:50 pm
Bris77
 8 

Hi CK, can you please name the stall/kopitiam at Kimberly St that sells duck porridge?

February 22nd, 2009 at 9:18 pm

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