Duck is gamey, dry and not easy to cook. Its texture is on the tough side, so it is not as popular as it should be. I am fussy about how my ducks are cooked. I am particular about how smooth, crispy and well-roasted the skin should be if it is roasted, such as in Peking Duck. I am fastidious about how perfectly the duck must be sliced if it is Teochew-braised and how well the gaminess is contained if it is in a Thai red curry or a kiam chye ark (salted vegetable duck soup).
Hawkers have toiled to please at the Singapore Day in various cities since 2007, and it was no different in Australia this year, at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse last Saturday. Many hawkers had closed their stalls and flown over for a day to give Singaporeans living overseas a slice of home. More than 6,000 people turned up, and about 20,000 meals were dished out over five hours. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was at the event to personally thank the hawkers.
To determine if a dim sum establishment is any good, this is the litmus test - tear into the har gao, siew mai, porridge, egg tart and fried beancurd skin rolls. Only then will you get an idea if the place can steam, stew, bake and fry its stuff properly. Not all restaurants get these staples right all the time. In fact, I had not come across a decent - and decently priced - dim sum outlet that is comparable to its Ipoh or Hong Kong counterparts in a long while.
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