Meng Meng Roasted Duck – Famous Johor Bahru Shop Selling Juicy Duck & Caramelised Char Shiew Opens First Outlet in Singapore!
As we patiently or impatiently wait for the easing of border restrictions between our nearest neighbour and Singapore, there’s at least some good news to lift our spirits a little! Johor Bahru’s popular eatery Meng Meng Roasted Duck has opened their first outlet in Ang Mo Kio!
The chain restaurant, by Chef-owner Kwee Meng, first started out as a humble eatery in 2003, and has now a collection of outlets in Johor Bahru.
It’s hard to miss the stall as the impressive snaking queue stretched all the way out of the kopitiam. I found myself perspiring in the queue for almost an hour and a half, before I finally reached the front of the stall. If there’s one thing that makes the queue bearable, it would be the heavenly aroma wafting from the stall.
According to the staff, the meats are all freshly roasted. Due to overwhelming demand, they can only produce a limited number of 20 – 30 ducks every day.
Although the menu looks extensive, it currently only sells roasted meats, with the addition of rice and limited sides.
Crowned as one of the restaurant’s must-try dishes, the Dang Gui Roasted Duck Rice ($4.50) consists of thick slices of succulent herbal duck meat infused with dang gui (Angelica Root). The duck is roasted over charcoal — the secret to its crisp golden skin. The meat was moist with subtle notes of “wood”.. I was pleasantly surprised that the duck was sweeter than the ones I’ve commonly encountered in Singapore. Needless to say, with duck this good, all you need is a bowl of fluffy rice to go with. I would have preferred the duck to be just a tad more tender though!
I couldn’t resist the Signature Char Siew Rice ($4.50) that’s served with thick cuts of fatty char siew. The golden-brown caramelised layer of the char siew was both sweet and savoury, with the flavours working in tandem to bring this tender meat an absolute stunner. It’s definitely a favourite in my books!
My love for sio bak made me order the Roasted Pork Belly Rice ($4.00). The firm pork belly was more on the lean side, and had a crispy golden-brown skin. Although the pork belly was moist, the meat-to-fat ratio could’ve been better.
I was initially eager to get my hands on the freshly baked Char Siew Bolo Bun, only to notice that there aren’t any available. Then, the staff told me that the bolo buns would only be ready in the afternoon. So, if you’re craving some Malaysian roast delights, brave the queues at Meng Meng Roasted Duck and you won’t be disappointed!
Meng Meng Roasted Duck
Address: 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, 01-2823, Singapore 560721,
Phone: 8908 7000
Email Address: email@example.com
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. Closed on Wednesdays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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