Redhill Lor Duck Rice and Noodle – Another Hawker Retiring
Through Channel 8’s new TV programme “Let’s Cook It”, I got to know Uncle Tan Boon Kwang who owns the popular Redhill Lor Duck Rice and Noodles which has more than 50 years of history. Uncle Tan started off helping his father at a little pushcart where Redhill MRT is now.
He has taken over the stall with his wife for many years and whenever they are opened, the stall would definitely attract a long queue. Sadly, due to health reasons, Uncle Tan underwent a heart operation last year and said that he would be retiring within the next 2 years.
During the filming, Uncle Tan has kindly shared his recipe (watch our episode on 2 February 2017) and I was impressed by his braised duck and the noodle soup. The following day, I paid Uncle Tan a visit at his duck rice stall.
Working alone in the kitchen is really tiring. While queuing for my duck noodles, I have witnessed how Uncle Tan has to concurrently chop the duck meat and cook the noodles at the same time, while his wife takes order and collect money. He told me, “没办法，习惯了.”
As with many good braised duck stalls, they have a braising liquid that has been kept over the years and simmered daily to get that flavour. Uncle Tan’s sauce has been braised for more than 10 years. He starts by frying white sugar till it caramelises, before slow cooking it with soy sauce and different types of herbs such as cinnamon, cloves and blue ginger. The sauce has a mild herbal flavour that balances the sweet and savoury notes. The skin is beautifully browned with tender meat slices.
With an option of either rice or noodles, most diners go for the kway teow noodle soup simply because it has been boiled for more than 8 hours. Some may complain that it is too oily but to me, this is a bowl of soup where you can taste the essence of all the flavours. The yam rice has generous servings of fried shallots.
Redhill Lor Duck Rice and Noodle
Address: Blk 85 Redhill Lane Redhill Food Centre #01-79 Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 9am to 2.30pm, closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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