Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Prachak Roast Duck - Opened Since 1909 @ Silom [Bangkok, Thailand] #PrachakRoastDuck

"Opened since 1909" - these few words stopped me and even though we just had our delicious porridge from Jok Prince; I dragged Alex into the air-conditioned eatery that has been operational for over a hundred years!

Not many customers at about 10.00 am when we reached but the place quickly filled up in less than 15 minutes. The menu (to be shared at the end of this point) had both English and Chinese translation; hence, you shouldn't have any problem ordering.

Pork Wanton with Red Pork - from the menu, it appeared to be char siew with wanton; what i totally didn't expect was that it was literally a bowl of soup; it looked nothing like the picture on the menu! 

Wantons were slightly bigger and meatier than the ones we have in Singapore but the taste was nothing to scream about. Char siew was surprisingly tender and tasted pretty flavourful despite taking a soup bath. Pity i didn't have the stomach to try their char siew rice; it would have been not bad.

Roasted Duck -  its called Prachak Roast Duck for a reason (i presumed) but i should have known better as Zai Shun Curry Fish Head in Singapore isn't famous for its curry fish head too! Nevertheless, let's just order a small serving without rice and noodle!

The meat was swimming in this savoury sauce that was on the saltier side but i am way more disappointed with the texture when my teeth sank into the duck meat; it was mushy and had the tendency to stick all over my teeth! Skin was much better with a layer of fat and a nice smoky touch; it could have benefited from a crispier bite although i admit i did take some time to finish taking my photos and the time delay could have softened the crisp, if there's any. 

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Overall, it was a highly anticipated meal that didn't quite meet our expectations. Maybe i should have gone with the normal roast duck with rice or char siew with noodles. Should a second chance be given?  

Address
1415 Charoen Krung Rd, Silom,
Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
(Near Saphan Taksin BTS)

Map
As above.

Menu
As above.

Pricing
Pork Wanton with Red Pork - 40 baht
Roasted Duck (S) - 100 baht

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