Thursday, March 31, 2016
Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck, Chinatown FC
That's the bento combo jumbo set from Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck (#02-156 Chinatown Food Centre, 335 Smith Street). A Japanese influenced take on our local braised duck rice upsized with a variety of side dishes that are found in kuey chap. From what I could discover, the current proprietor is a second generation hawker from the stall that's been around for over three decades. Remember Charles Xavier on evolution taking a leap? Here's a small leap from the relatively unchanging pool of tradition which resulted in an idea taking shape. Physically I meant. I'm talking about the bento duck rice if you're still confused.
Food was not too bad, but nothing so extraordinary that I'll be back in a hurry to revisit. The only things that were different from the usual apart from the presentation was the egg which was attempted in the style of ajitama (the operative word is attempted) and the yam rice which were served in balls. And also perhaps, that cup of broth which they had also provided was much more spiced that I'm used to.