If you are thinking of having something unusual for Christmas… instead of the usual stuffed turkey, which is served at almost every yuletide festive meal, how about a Stuffed Duck? Done the Ben Tdi Wei – BTW way! Read about my scrumptious experience at Ben Tdi Wei here.
A whole duck is deep-fried and stuffed with goodies before being steamed till tender. The stuffing is made from diced duck breastmeat, gingko nuts, mushrooms, carrots, water chestnuts and roasted pork (siu yook).
I like how the duck is steamed till it’s delightfully tender (about 2-2.5 hours, according to Chef Lew aka Chef Sailormoon) yet it’s not the usual mushed-up softness that most Chinese restaurants tend to prefer. The tender duck here still yields a bite and when eaten dunked with the delicious gravy, I must say Chef Sailormoon has done an exquisite job with the fowl.
If duck is not your favourite bird, BTW also has a Roast Chicken with Stuffing as an alternative.
It’s Roast Chicken a’la Chinese style, with thin golden crispy skin (a result of air-drying the chicken thoroughly before roasting it) but what sets this particular roast chicken a notch above others is the delicious stuffing of potatoes and cheese in it. The potatoes were soft yet retain some creamy chunkiness in it and well flavoured with cheese and a sprinkling of pepper. It’s a perfectly roasted chicken as the meat was done just nice – smooth, tender and juicy.
So if you would like to have a differentiated Christmas meal this time round, why not give these a try? Both the Stuffed Duck and Roast Chicken with Stuffing are available only on PRE-ORDER basis. Please pre-order them 3 days in advance at Tel: 03-7727-7733.
RM85 for Stuffed Duck
RM75 for the Roast Chicken with Stuffing
Ben Tdi Wei Local Delights
Lots G1 & G2, Ground Floor
3 Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya
Open from 10.00am to 11.00pm with no break/closure in between! It’s ALL DAY dining here.