Saturday 15 October 2011
BBQ DUCK 24/7! No. 9 Restaurant, Richmond
This big ol’ bowl of BBQ Duck on Rice is the only reason I go to No. 9 Restaurant, located in Lansdowne Mall, Richmond.
The restaurant in open 24 hours, every day of the week. I know that if I ever have a craving for BBQ Duck, that I could fill up here!
The BBQ Duck is served with plum sauce and a small bowl (not a little soy sauce bowl) full of the duck gravy. It’s like the soy-based duck juices all combined and you pour it all over your rice. OMG. No. 9 is the only restaurant I know that gives you a whole bowl full to go with your order of rice.
This is the only BBQ Duck on Rice that I crave for. The duck isn’t all bones and skin. You get actual chunks of meat. The skin isn’t riddled with feathers as someone took the care to prepare it properly. It’s crispy on the outside and tender, succulent inside. Rating: 6/6
Pork Balls in Noodle Soup. Rating: 4/6
We rarely ever order any dish here (other than the BBQ Duck) that overwhelmingly impresses us. The food is filling and the portions are pretty big. However, you also pay a higher price for the bigger portions.
The best deal is still the BBQ Duck on Rice.
Choy Sum. Oyster sauce is served on the side. Rating: 4/6
Congee with fish slices. Rating: 4/6
If you're going to come here, order the BBQ Duck on rice. If you like Chinese soups, order the soup of the day. They give you a heaping big pile of stuff that they fish out of the soup and serve alongside the soup along with a soy dip for all the soup bones. It's a meal in itself. Their food is consistently average. Nothing fancy, but satisfactory.