28 Jan '14, 4am

Toh Kee Roast Duck: The real secret behind the famous ducks!

Roast Duck $38 per bird (2.2kg) Toh Kee is probably the oldest roast duck stall in Singapore. The original owner started selling ducks from a push cart in 1918 and by 1926, he has established himself in a stall in Chinatown. I have always wondered why the ducks in Toh Kee look different from other stalls. They always appear darker and more charred. I assumed all along that it was due to the marinade they used and a longer roasting time. I recently revisited them again and was surprised to find out that the real reason is due to a 60 year old oven! Brick lined oven The chief roaster at Toh Kee told me that this type of brick lined oven is no longer in production so anyone who wants to replicate Toh Kee's roast duck will not be able to do it. This oven has been in operation since the 1950's and the expertise to built it is a lost art. So, we can only hope that the oven will ...

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