Sunday, August 21, 2016

Kimpo Famous Roasted Crispy Duck / Chicken / Pork (金宝烧腊) @ Red Garden Food Paradise [Penang Island, Malaysia]

Paraphrased comment from a particular Ms Ang - "i like the crispy skin from the pipa duck at Kimpo and you might like the char siew although i found it to a bit too fatty for my liking".

I love fatty char siew and hence, couldn't resist paying Kimpo Famous Roasted stall a visit on the first night of my Penang trip! Sadly, the char siew was sold out and i had to make do with the second item on my list.

Unlike typical roast duck rice, this came in the following servings; 1/4, 1/2 or a whole duck at RM 50! Alex had his dinner and there's no way i can finish half a duck myself! 

The set came with soup and soup partially drenched in char siew sauce; although it might look over the top, it was mostly bones and this greatly reduced the amount of meat and skin that one can eat. 

It was delicious with a flavourful marination that complemented the juiciness of the meat; no doubt the work of oozing, sinful oil! Skin wasn't as crispy as i had expected but i was utterly satisfied with my meal.

Memorable enough to warrant another visit on the second day; albeit at an earlier time as i would not want to miss out on the char siew that was missed the day before.

For the sake of variety, i had the 3 BBQ pork and chicken rice that consisted of char siew, roast pork and roast chicken! Roast pork was salty with a thin, crispy skin whereas the roast chicken was pretty oily; both of which fail to create a deep impression.

Char siew was fattening, slightly on the sweet side and nicely charred; factors pointing to the kind i totally enjoy! Even though not on the same ranking as the epic You Kee crystal char siew in JB, i am still undecided if it should take the same position as the second placed Kay Lee char siew in Singapore

Oh, we ordered half a pipa duck too as there's about ten of us this time.

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Location
20, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 
Red Garden Food Paradise,
10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, 
Malaysia

Map

As above (close to Bayview Hotel Georgetown and next to the famous blue mansion, also known as the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion).

Operating Hours
From 5pm

Menu of Kimpo
As above. 

Pricing
1/4 Pipa Duck - RM 13
3 BBQ Pork and Chicken Rice - RM 8.50


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