The Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck lives up to its name with quality roast offerings.
Contributed By Yong Te Chong
The Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant is a must-stop and must-try for all diehard fans of its namesake offering. Making a trip to the restaurant is like a pilgrimage for food lovers. The restaurant serves three bird dishes, namely the house signature, the Peking duck, as well as the roast goose and roast duck.
We headed there for the Peking Duck, and were not disappointed at all. It’s a straightforward, three-step process to one of the best gastronomic experiences in recent memory—pick a piece of the thinly sliced crispy skin, dab it in pure, white crunchy sugar, and pop it into the mouth. It bears the hallmark of a good Peking duck—skin without a sliver of fat, cleanly separated from the meat. The sweet milky taste of the aromatic roast duck skin is simply heavenly!
After that, you’re served two plates of aromatic meat. All you need to do is to wrap a piece in one of the hot, soft, chewy pancakes that come with it, and sink your teeth in—this is Chinese comfort food at its best. The meat is juicy, slightly crisp and complemented with a great sauce, strips of cucumber and tangy scallion; something like an Asian fajita. The distinctive aroma of the duck simply permeates your mouth and lingers on.
Alternatively, you can ask for your duck to be stir-fried at an additional charge. Your meal is not complete until you end it with a cup of almond tea as dessert—a most satisfying end to dinner.
~ As told to KENNETH KOH
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck
290 Orchard Road
#05-42/45 The Paragon
+65 6732 7838