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Posted by crizlai On August - 26 - 2012

I love roasted duck, especially those that have been prepared perfectly without the intrusive and overpowering ducky taste. The usage of duck meat can be quite versatile. You can have the duck meat served as an appetizer, a main course, a topping for your grain byproducts such as pasta, noodles or even rice and lastly as snacks for your breakfast, tea or supper. Since I could hardly find any snacks around my region with duck meat, I had decided to create my own and it was a hit amongst my family members and friends. Thus, I now share with you my recipe for ROASTED DUCK PUFF. Do enjoy~ 🙂


Basically the filling for the puff consisted of my own version of mushroom gravy which I had shared earlier, together with other ingredients of my choice. As for the puff pastry, you can use Gordan Ramsey’s Rough Puff Pastry recipe but this time I’ve decided to use the prepacked version since it was the fastest way to come out with some delicious snacks within the shortest period. I’ve a long line of hungry people waiting my creations you know? 😛

2 packs of frozen puff pastry (40g x 10 x 2, 4” x 4”)
3 roasted duck/chicken drumsticks (remove bones & slice to bite sizes. You can substitute with smoked duck breast meat but it can be a bit more oily and chewy)
1 cup mushroom gravy (please refer to my earlier recipe, just use a scissor to dice the mushroom slices evenly)
1 big onion (finely dice)
1 small carrot (finely dice & blanch – 2mm x 2mm)
2 potatoes (finely dice & blanch – 5mm x 5mm)
2 tbsp parsley (finely chop)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & black pepper to taste
Some meat stock
Brandy/red wine (optional)
Softened butter
1 egg yolk (beaten)

• Blanch the carrot and potatoes dices separately until 75% cooked (approximately about 4-5 minutes each). Drain well.
• Heat up 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and sauté the onion dices until translucent.
• Add in the mushroom gravy, carrot and potatoes dices and stir until cooked. You may add in some meat stock if it becomes too dry.
• Add in the roasted duck meat and chopped parsley. Stir fry evenly for about 5 minutes.
• Add salt and black pepper to taste. You may add in more brandy/red wine for that extra boost.
• Scoop out onto a bowl and leave to cool before wrapping. (Note: Please ensure that the filling is cooked very dry to avoid excess fluid from oozing out while baking)
• Place the square puff pastry on your palm with the pointed corners facing up. Fill up about 2 tablespoons of the filling. (Note: Try to avoid letting the edges touch any of the filling as it would not seal properly)


• Join the top and bottom corners while pressing hard and holding it up like a bag.
• Press the left and right sides firmly and accordingly to seal the filling properly.
• Place the pastry on a flat surface and use a fork to press on all the sides to secure the filling even more.
• Use your fork to make 3-4 punches on the top.
• Brush your baking tray with some butter and place the pastry on it.
• When you have arranged your pastries with an allowance of 1” apart, slightly brush the pastries with some softened butter and then some beaten egg yolk.


• Preheat your oven on 200°C for 5 minutes.
• Place your baking tray inside and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
• When the pastries are baked, take out and place on some kitchen towel to soak any excess oil.
• Serve hot.

(Makes: 16-20 pieces)





Posted by Criz Lai On October - 27 - 2008


Penang is one of the states where you can savor quite a few types of duck rice. You can have the Peking Duck Rice, Pei Pa Duck Rice, Braised Duck Rice and the Hong Kong Roasted Duck Rice. One of the famous one would be the Jit Seng Hong Kong Roasted Duck Rice situated along Lebuh Carnarvon. The sole chef cum owner, Mr. Lam, has been in this business for the last 3 decades, selling his freshly roasted duck rice daily.

Even before he opens up his business around noon, you can see that the whole coffee shop would be crowded with people. What makes his duck rice so unique that people would queue up for half an hour just to eat it? Firstly, the duck is real tender with so much of ingredients stuffed in it prior to roasting. Secondly, the skin of the duck is coated with his special sauce which would include some molasses (Ba Lei Ko in Hokkien or Melaco in Portugese). Thirdly, the portion served is very generous.

Most of the time, he would include a duck drumstick for a serving for two and above such as the photo below.


On top of his famous roasted duck, he also has Roasted Pork, Roasted Chicken and Char Siew (Sweet Roasted Pork) topped with his special sweet bean sauce.


Since the crowd was rather huge that day, I had decided to get some mixed combination takeaways with an extra bowl of rice. Can you imagine I had problem finishing the whole packet of rice? You hardly could see the rice with the generous amount of Roasted Duck Meat, Roasted Pork and Char Siew covering every inches of the rice. The whole pack cost me only RM5.


If you are a keen duck meat lover, you should try him out. It’s worth the wait. On top of the never ending flow of locals, tourists as far as Australia and UK patronize his place regularly. You could also contact him for takeaway of a full bird. Roasted Duck would cost RM36-38, Roasted Chicken at RM18 and Roasted Pork or Char Siew at RM35 per kg.


It is very easy to find this stall if you know where Lebuh Carnarvon is. If not, then move along Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong until you reach a traffic light. Pizza Hut is on your right. Keep left and drive forth until you reach the next traffic light. Turn left into Lebuh Carnarvon. The duck rice stall is just within the Star Hotel premise next to Jalan Cheong Fatt Tze (formerly known as Lebuh Hong Kong).


Address: 246, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-262 2172 (Mr. Lam)
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 3.00pm (Closed Public Holidays)
GPS: 5.414319, 100.333386

Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

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