Media Tasting at Kai Duck
It may be challenging to find good and affordable Cantonese-style Peking duck in Singapore. Kai Duck, by Kai Garden, serves a reviving interpretation of dishes made from the eponymous Cantonese-style Peking duck and dim sum at affordable prices. Walk into Kai Duck is like walking into a new Cantonese casual 60s cha chaan teng restaurant dressed in colonial Hong Kong at Ngee Ann City. Kai Duck is helmed by Group Executive Chef Fung Chi Keung, the same person behind Kai Garden. Chef Fung not only oversees the menu and kitchens of both Kai Duck and Kai Garden, and also over 30 years of experience as a chef in Hong Kong and Singapore.
These stacked layers of crackers, vegetables, sliced peking duck skin in homemade sauce. A different layer of crunch found in this dish! Thin and crispy skin was so good that you feel like having another piece. I also love the little burnt on my peking duck skin. Pssst, the cracker and sauce are handmade from scratch!
Sliced Peking Duck with Crackers at S$4.80 per piece.
Shattering thin peking duck skin with light cream cheese and crispy mantou. If you’re wondering, both mantou and cream cheese are made in-house.
Crispy Bun with Sliced Peking Duck at S$9.80.
I would like to give a big thumbs up to this creation! Peking duck skin is served with succulent peking meat, crunchy cucumber and lettuce topped with Japanese sesame sauce and seaweed flakes, all wrapped in a crispy spring roll wrapper. These handrolls are placed onto test tube alike holder that reminds us of the days where we had science lessons!
Peking Duck Salad Hand Roll at S$4.80 / piece.
The Japanese cherry tomatoes may look normal but it tasted extraordinary! The tomatoes are marinated with plum sauce and served with handmade appetising plum jelly and Japanese sesame sauce.
Chilled Mini Tomatoes topped with Japanese Sesame Sauce at S$10.80.
Made from real shredded yam and comes with natural sweetness from the pumpkin!
Deep-fried Yam and Pumpkin at S$6.80 (3 pieces).
Chef Fung also paid special attention to the classic dishes like steamed prawn dumplings! The prawn fillings are crunchy and QQ.
Steamed Prawn Dumplings at S$6.80 (4 pieces).
Another extraordinary dish – Steamed xiao long bao served on a wooden boat instead of the usual round basket. Recommended to eat immediately to saveur at its best! A perfect single bite xiao long bao with tender minced meat soaked in flavourful soup.
Steamed Xiao Long Bao at S$6.80 (4 pieces).
The baked coconut bun wasn’t too sweet and bread was soft.
Baked Coconut Bun at S$7.80 (3 pieces).
And yes! Let’s eat our siew mai with our stick instead of chopstick! Well-marinated meat stuffed in wanton skin and topped with sweet teriyaki sauce. This siew mai was huge, it took me 2-3 bites.
Pan-fried “Siew Mai” with Teriyaki Sauce at S$8.80 (4 pieces).
The carrot cake pizza, I call it! Filled with lots of turnip, pan fried to maximum crisp on the outer yet soft inside.
Pan-fried Carrot Cake at S$13.80.
No excuse to escape from the carbs! A deep musky aroma and you knew truffles were coming.
Vegan are welcome as this dish is vegetarian friendly. Prepared using beetroot fried rice, black truffle oil, crunchy rice crackers, mushrooms, corn, and pumpkin. Although it doesn’t contain any eggs, it’s very fragrance with the various ingredients. Most importantly, it’s healthier!
Signature Fried Rice with Black Truffle Mushroom and Beetroot at S$16.80 per serving.
Kai Duck is recommended for any peking duck and dim sum fans without burning a hole in your wallet. What’s even better? It’s located at a convenient location, Ngee Ann City. Unique creative dishes where you can have it only at Kai Duck. I will definitely be back again! Recommended gathering with family or friends!
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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