If you think that Peking Duck is only a dish that you can find in Chinese restaurant, then you are wrong as the Majestic Group of restaurants under the Unlisted Collection Group has recently just opened a hawker stall - Majestic Peking Duck, selling Peking Duck at Makansutra Glutton Bay. Yes, you did not hear me wrong, this is probably the first Peking Duck hawker stall in Singapore or maybe even the world.
Organic Leafy Salad with Sliced Duck 4.2/5
We started with the Organic Leafy Salad with Sliced Duck ($12). The fresh greens tossed in a light sweet and savoury sauce, topped with grounded peanuts is the ideal starter to whet up the appetite.
Oven Roasted Peking Duck Wrapped in Pancakes 4/5
The highlight at the Majestic Peking Duck stall has to their Oven Roasted Peking Duck Wrapped in Pancakes ($24 for 10pc). The whole duck is prepared at the stall itself, roasted in an Apollo oven. It is then sliced, wrapped in pancakes and served as a platter.
Inside the pancake, you can find a thick succulent slice of the roasted Peking Duck accompanied with cucumber and scallion, dressed in a sweet hoison sauce. While I enjoyed the moist and juicy slice of duck meat, I thought the skin was not crispy enough. But overall, it is value for money as it probably costs double the price if you are having it in a restaurant.
Crispy Cereal Duck Fried Rice 3.5/5
Getting bored of pineapple fried rice or seafood fried rice? How about Crispy Cereal Duck Fried Rice ($8)? The plate of fried rice appears rather boring with not many ingredients. Even the duck pieces were hardly noticeable. However good thing needs time to appreciate. The more you chew on the grainy fried rice, you will start to appreciate the aroma as it slowly disperses and tickles your palate and senses.
Egg Noodles with Sliced Duck 3.8/5
For a one meal dish, you may want to try the Egg Noodles with Sliced Duck ($9). I like the fact that it comes with thick slices of Peking duck. I would recommend to let the dish sits for a while. This allows the crispy egg noodles to absorb the gravy for a lifted enjoyment.
It is nice to see that Majestic Group of restaurants has pioneer the idea of bring a restaurant dish to the hawker scene, making it more affordable for the general consumer. We have seen restaurants refining the local street food into restaurant's quality dish but maybe the vice versa will work too? Bringing restaurant quality dishes into the heartland and making it affordable to diners.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Makansutra Glutton Bay
(Beside The Esplanade)
8 Raffles Avenue
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line), City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)
Mon-Thu: 5pm - 2am
Fri-Sat: 5pm - 3am
Sun: 4pm - 1am
1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit B or D. Walk to Raffles Avenue by cutting through Marina Square Mall. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit C. Follow the Citylink Mall walkway and turn into Esplanade Link. Walk to Esplanade. At Esplanade, go to the ground level. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]