I have heard much about this place and how people have raved about the roast ducks here.
At a recent brunch at Restoran I-Po in Bayu Perdana, Klang, I found their roast ducks really did fly off the hooks at an incredibly fast rate. The golden glistening skin of the ducks crackled even as the staff was chopping up the roasted fowls at the front of the restaurant. And oh my, the chopping never really stopped!
Typical kopitiam-style, the restaurant has an air-conditioned section as well and together with the non-airconditioned side, the seating space was constantly filled as roast duck lovers swarmed the place. Workers frequently rushed to replenish the roast ducks as soon as fresh ones were removed from the charcoal ovens at the back of the restaurant. Owner Alex Tan used several huge Apollo ovens where premium-grade charcoal was burned to fuel the high heat needed to produce those crispy golden skin on the ducks.
The roast ducks in I-Po were slightly smaller as only younger ducks weighing around 2.2-2.4kg each were used. These younger fowls yielded meat which was more tender and juicy, according to Alex. The tastiness of the ducks was a result of them being marinated overnight with a secret concoction of spices and Chinese herbs.
Besides the famed roast ducks, there were also grilled pork, roast pork ribs and chicken available. Ready-cooked dishes to accompany the meal like the popular “suen choy” (a sourish and spicy vegetables stew using mustard leaves, tamarind, dried chillies and meatbones), baby clams and other stir-fried items were also served.
A meal at I-Po won’t really burn a hole in the pocket. A whole roast duck is RM52 and half-a-duck is RM27. So until I find a better roast duck in this part of town, yeah… this has to be the best roast duck so far in Klang. Service was brisk and friendly and parking was available along the road.
No.180 Jalan Batu Unjur 1
Bayu Perdana, Klang
Tel: 03-3324 2295 / 012-538 4680
Open: 8.30am to 5pm.
Closed every 2nd Wednesday of the month