Eating Teochew braised duck can be quite pricey in a restaurant. However, if you wish to have this delicacy at a reasonable price, then head over to Carnovan Street in Penang. This delicacy is sold during lunch hour at a koay chiap stall run by two brothers who also serves 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
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.