Friday, April 13, 2007

Roast Duck, Restoran I-Po, Klang

(NON-HALAL)

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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19 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Gorgeous! I've been dreaming about eating this duck ever since you first mentioned it to me. Will let you know if I can make it next weekend. *slurp*

MeiyeN said...

oo lah lah.......so tempting, wanna bite it right away!!! :D

Tummythoz said...

Next Sat meaning 21/4? Oh my, just came back from Spain and still going places! U really 'hou-chau-tek'.

jason said...

Haha... I guess all the ducks that day can be finish very soon!

Kenny Mah said...

Hmm, you just gave me a reason to keep my next Sat afternoon free. :)

Have fun in Malacca --- try the cendol there, best one cos we use real gula Melaka!

Precious Pea said...

Finally you post about the duck ar? How long was it oledi? Anyway, i keen to follow but then I think my Makan Gang is organising a trip to Ipoh next week. Let me check whether the trip is confirmed or not, if not...I WILL FOLLOW YOU, FOLLOW YOU WHEREVER YOU MAY GO!!! La la la la..

mrs.pitt said...

don't you ever work?

KampungboyCitygal said...

better than sun rise pj too?

Anonymous said...

Wmw, when you described how the duck was taken to the back to be fried quickly, I sort of guessed that it must be the same one I always walk to get roast duck when I am back in Klang on holidays.

You make me drool....once again! :)

Judy

btw, thanks for all the pix from your Spain trip.

wmw said...

lyrical lemongrass, kenny & precious pea : Ok, will keep in contact about Saturday.

meiyen : Aiyoh, your bf got injured or not, you must have accidentally bite him. hee hee...

Tummythoz : You interested ?

Jason : Nolah, they have ample supply of roast ducks :o)

Mrs Pitt : Eh...got la...

kampungboycitygal : To my opinion, better but Sunrise is a different style....

Judy : Hey Judy! Great to see ya! You must like it too....

Xiu Long Bao said...

I luv the choy keok a.k.a shuin choy! I can oledi imagine a group of bloggers sitting together n snapping pics of the roast duck from different angles ;p

kat said...

This is same row as the Maybank? Looks lovely. Will try it the next time I am there.

cookies_cream said...

Wah~! The duck got so banyak meat wey. I tried out a new stall (Macau Chan Guang Kee) in Sri Petaling. Thought it would be good but it turn out to be not nice and expensive!!! A plate of not much meat duck rice cost RM7!

wmw said...

xiu long bao : Ha ha ha...That is usually the norm! :o)

kat : Yup, you know the place? Ah, good!

cookies_cream : Hi there! Well, it's a whole duck, for RM32! Worth every ringgit ;O)

Rasa Malaysia said...

The sour vegetable soup is the best...I would order it from Chap Fan place whenever they have this soup. :)

Anonymous said...

sorry.. would like to ask. is the duck halal or not & got GPS location even better.. BTW i love to read ur blog.. very informative.. WE LOVE FOOD.

wmw said...

RM : Sorry, only saw your comment now! Hahah...ya lah...now wishing for a bowl of that!

Anonymous : Sorry, it's NON-HALAL. Thanks for suggestiona and compliment :o)

Ophelia said...

Thank you very much for your raving review on the roasted duck. A friend told me about the roasted duck at I-Po and I was trying to find its location. Since you posted this in 2007, just want to check whether they have moved or still in 180 Jalan Batu Unjur? God bless. Ophelia, a fellow blogger on cakes that I bake & sell. Do drop by my blog. http://wwwfollowingmydreamsandtotscom.blogspot.com

wmw said...

Ophelia : It's still at the same place the last time I went. Anyway, you can try calling the number at the end of my blog post to find out any info that you need.