There were two missions to accomplish during this trip to Kaohsiung: one was to attend the wedding reception of a friend, and the other was to visit my granny. When we'd accomplished both, my uncle suggested that we take a short trip to Dream Mall, but seeing that the buses in Kaohsiung were not that reliable, we ditched the idea. When we returned to the Kaohsiung station neighbourhood, it was a difficult decision to decide what to eat. I've seen my share of food blogs, but it was still difficult to come up with something at the time. That's why I decided to leave it to Google again!
I saw that the review for this duck place was not so bad. Seemingly, it was just aroudn the corner. Fortunately we had left our luggage at the station lockers earlier, so we could easily walk around. It was about a 15 minute walk from the station. Good distance. Enough to empty your tummy for the meal, and also help digest some afterwards.
The blog entry I found was very favourable to this place. But I didn't put my hopes up too high. All I wanted was something decent. When I saw the crowd, I knew that I had made the right decision coming here!
The keys to keeping the business going, to me, it seems that other than having good food, the service can't be bad either. The people serving must also keep their heads clear, or else they won't be able to remember who ordered what!
鴨肉飯 Duck rice
I thought this was really good!
It was nice and juicy. The bamboo shoots went quite well with the meaty rice. They poured some of the juice from cooking the duck into the rice, making the rice very savoury as well.
Each of the workers had their own duties in the shop. This is (presummably) the owner, chopping up duck meat.
Other than duck rice, there were also other dishes that we ordered.
The black thing in the soup is similar to the English delicacy - black pudding. I didn't know at the time (I thought it was just duck blood). After the soup arrive, I realised that there were too many of these blood puddings! (Although the soup was really nice!)
Well, now you can see that there were too many of these blood puddings! Normally, not my cup of tea. But I did have quite a lot that day!
Veggies should go with every meal. After the veggies, you'll feel less guilty about the fatty duck meat you've eaten!
I know there were too many blood puddings, but it was the only kind of soup I wanted to try. The other ones had insides, which I didn't really fancy.
Of course, last, but certainly not least... a plate full of this juicy duck meat!
There were bones, but the meat around the bones were the best. These pieces were all from the thigh.
I've ruined this picture, but it's still evident that the plate of duck meat was, indeed, from the thigh!
I'd highly recommend this place, although I'd not heard any of my Kaohsiung friend mention this place.