If you are a regular at Ghim Moh Food Centre, you will know that there is always a long queue at Jiu Jiang Shao La (九江烧腊). Having been to the food centre numerous time, I was always deterred by the long queues. Not sure what got into me in my recent visit and I decided to join the queue to try the roasted meat finally.
Roasted Duck 3.8/5
After queuing for a good half an hour, I decided to order half a Roasted Duck for $16. The roasted has a good charred and crispy skin. The down side of having such a crispy skin is the duck meat is on the dry skin. Hence it is really up to individual preference.
Char Siew 4/5
Besides the roasted duck, I also order some Char Siew to go with the rice. I turned out that I preferred the char siew over the roasted duck. The charred exterior gives the succulent char siew an additional layer of caramelized sweetness.
Overall, the roasted duck at Jiu Jiang Shao La is not bad but definitely not the best I have eaten. I would go back for their char siew instead. A minimum plate of roasted meat starts from $3 and it is quite substantial. Even a plate of mix roasted duck with char siew or roasted pork costs only $3.
Jiu Jiang Shao La
Ghim Moh Food Centre
Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road
Nearest MRT: Buona Vista (CC Line, EW Line)
Daily: 11am - 9pm
1) Alight at Buona Vista MRT station. Walk to bus stop along Buona Vista Road (Stop ID 11361). Take bus no. 92. Alight 1 stops later. Journey time about 3 mins. [Map]
2) Alight at Buona Vista MRT station. Cross the underpass towards Ghim Moh Estate Blk 12A. Cut across the open air carpark towards Ghim Moh Road. Cross the road and walk towards Blk 20. Journey time about 8 mins. [Map]