Sunday, June 7, 2009

Dela Duck Take Away Shop

Dela Duck is apparently a fast food take away franchise chain headquartered in the state of Delaware, United States of America with its marketing arm in Hong Kong to manage the Asia Pacific and the Middle East countries.

Dela Duck is like your KFC, McDonalds, A&W but they only sell one item on their menu i.e. pressure cooked herbal duck. Based on their website, the secret recipe of Dela Duck includes the removal of fats, marinating and seasoning the duck with a concoction of 39 herbs for 10 hours and pressure-cooking the duck minus the fats and cholesterol.

A Dela Duck outlet has recently opened at Perak Road so we decided to give it a try. The outlet is clean and parking is a breeze. There is only one small round table at the outlet for waiting as the concept of this franchise chain is for take away only.

They only have one half duck readily available when we reached there and to order more we would have to wait for another 20 minutes. I guess they have decided not to pre-cook too many ducks since they are newly opened and business may not have picked up yet.

The half a duck (RM18) was cut into smaller pieces and wrapped in an aluminium foil and put in a paper bag. By the time we got home which was 1/2 hour away, the duck meat was rather cold and dry. We could taste the herbs in the duck meat but we would have appreciated it more if the duck meat was a little more moist.

Anyway, the concept of removing the fats from the duck is quite interesting so head on to the outlet if you would like to give it a try.

P/S: Check out their Nutritional Comparison Chart and Preparation Process at their website

Dela Duck Take Away Shop
326-U, Ground Floor,
Perak Road11600 Penang
Tel: 04-281-3376
Business Hours: 9 am to 9 pm daily
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