Have you been to Kensington St? There's so many great places including the venue Holy Duck which is an Asian Fusion restaurant and is a sister restaurant to Chef's Gallery. I recently head here to check out their new winter menu.
The signature is actually the crispy duck that is served up with steamed mandarin pancakes, hoisin sauce, cucumber and shallots. All the traditional flavours are there with your traditional duck pancake except there's a bit more crunch from the duck which I quite like. I actually prefer this over the traditional.
There's also the rice balls which are crispy on the outside and is topped with crispy duck and salad.It's like an Asian arancini ball that with that nice and refreshing crunch from the salad and duck flavours.
Above is the Roast Holy Duck fried rice with asparagus and mustard seeds. It's a modern twist to the traditional favourite with the addition of the asparagus which adds a new texture and the mustard seeds add additional pop and flavours. That mustard seed is really pleasantly wonderful as I really like traditional fried rice but I must say I enjoy this modern adaptation (especially when I smear some of the jalapeno puree from the above dish).
A nice pairing to the fried rice may be the crispy whole chicken with ginger, coriander, shallot, garlic, chilli and a sweet and sour sauce. I am starting to get full so I save some stomach room.
Summary: So for a winter feast, check out Holy Duck's new winter dinner menu. My favourites on the new menu are their signature crispy duck, Roast Beef Ribs with jalapeno puree and the King Prawn noodles. That jalapeno puree is pure heaven.
Price: Approx $50 per person
Location: 10/2 Kensington St, Chippendale
Opening Hours: 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm Daily
Weekend Food Escapes dined as guests of Cardinal Spin. All photos, opinions and words are my own.