I had previously written about the roast duck at Restoran I-Po, one of my regular eating place whenever I'm in Klang. I last visited Klang when my friends and I went for Jackson's Book Valley grand opening. We turned down Jackson's invitation to have a go at the spread at his store as we all wanted to save our tummy space for I-Po's roast duck. My friends who have only heard me rave about it made sure they tried it this time round.
Lyn, Yuen and I drove to I-Po, meeting up with Eng and Ann there, who were long time Klang residents. Eng and Ann had initially suggested that we try the roast duck at Yut Moon, another quite famous Klang restaurant as they find the roast duck there good. However, Lyn said that we must try I-Po's by hook or by crook and since Eng and Ann haven't tried it either, we all agreed to have our lunch I-Po. I have personally tried the roast duck at Yut Moon but I-Po's wins it by a mile! Since, I find it that good, I-Po's roast duck deserves a second post! Yay!
Since there were five of us, we ordered one whole duck (I can almost finish half of I-Po's duck on my own!). When the roast duck arrived at our table and after the first bite, they all agreed unanimously that I-Po's roast duck was very good (even better than Yut Moon's). The duck was indeed really lovely!
When one orders the duck, a helper would then take the already cooked duck and "bathed" it with extremely hot oil in a wok. This gives the roast duck its crispy skin which is the signature preparation of the roast duck here. Then only will it be carried back to the front counter to be cut up and served to the customer.
Apart from roast duck, they serve the usual char siew and siew yoke (bbq meat), which isn't too bad. Ann who loves "Shuin Choy"(pickled vegetables) ordered a bowl and also beancurd which is displayed at the counter like the usual economy rice dishes.
I'm planning to go Klang next Saturday for lunch, who wants to go??? Can hitch a ride with me or if there are too many of you, we can have a "duck" convoy! LOL...If you're familiar with Klang, you can find I-Po at :
No. 180, Jalan Batu Unjur, (near the corner Maybank, situated across from Caltex station)
Bayu Perdana 1
41200 Klang, Selangor
Tel : 03-33242295/012-5384680
Anyway, I'm off to Malacca for this weekend. Till then....
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