Sum Long Revisited - Teochew Duck Noodles (Dry)

I had woken up really early for Canon Photo Marathon 2008 and didn't have the time to grab a bite before the event. Naturally, I was famished by the time we were given our first assignment (Topic: "Change"). This is my first photography event. I was only participating for the experience, so being the greedy foodie that I am, the only thing on my mind was "Food".

Thankfully, MilkMilk was hungry too so we headed to Tiong Bahru for Teochew Braised Duck Noodles while our companions scoured the area for interesting shots. MilkMilk was curious about Sum Long Teochew Braised Duck after I told her how much I loved the braised duck here.

Teochew Braised Duck Kway Teow - Dry

Teochew Braised Duck Noodles (Dry) @ S$3

On my last visit, I was coveting my brother's bowl of "dry" duck noodles. This time, I decided to try it for myself. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the sauce in which the kway teow (rice noodles) was tossed in was not starchy at all. I wished it was just a little saltier but nonetheless it was reasonably tasty. If I had to choose between the "soup" version and the "dry " version, I would have to say that I prefer the "soup" version.

Small bowl of duck broth to accompany my noodles

Thankfully, this was served with a small bowl of duck broth so I could savour the subtle spices that went into making it.

Teochew Braised Duck Drumstick

Braised Duck Drumstick @ S$4.50

If you're watching your carb intake but can take as much fat and protein as you like (Atkins Diet), fret not as the star attraction at this stall is the braised duck so you can skip the noodles/rice and just consume the duck. MilkMilk loved the succulent duck flesh so much that she ordered an additional dish of duck thigh to share.

Garlic Vinegar & Chili Sauce

The duck thigh was served with a spicy and tart Garlic, Chili & Vinegar sauce. Coincidentally, one of my readers told me about the same sauce on the very same day that I had the opportunity to try it. Thanks for the tip!

The acidity of the sauce complemented the slightly gamey flavour of the duck. I told my mum about the sauce that we missed out on even though we've bought whole ducks takeaway. She told me that the uncle running the stall had explained to her that the sauce was too acidic to pack into a plastic bag for takeaway ( about the plastic plate that it was served in?). Anyway, I shall bring a glass bottle with me the next time we buy takeaway portions of duck. :)

Sum Long Teochew Braised Duck
@ the coffeeshop diagonally opposite Tiong Bahru Market
corner of Eng Hoon Street & Seng Poh Road
Block 57 Eng Hoon Street,
Singapore 160057

Operating Hours:
Mondays - Fridays: 7 am to 7 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 7 am to 4 pm