Anyway, it’s funny that just by looking at the diet of the Duck vs. the Goose, you can see why the flesh of the goose should taste better and be superior to that of the duck, no? I mean, the Duck eats the rubbish it swims in.. and the goose feeds on posh, plump grain. No contest.
Anyway.. the answer to the yesterday’s blog question is :
(A) is DUCK and (B) is GOOSE.
To test out our theory on the taste of one vs. the other.. we decided to venture into Pudu..
On the extreme corner end, facing the main-road there is also the famous Beijing Goose place Soon Fatt blogged about by KY SPEAKS. That groovy shack on the road is not appealing to me today as it is blisteringly HOT.
Another profile, (And I could not use this photo because it would give the answer away!) shows you just how solid the meat is and how well fried that plump skin layer is!
So verdict? Well, however good the Goose tastes, let me just say that the price of the bird erased the warm, happy, after-glow, faster than you can say “What the duck?!”…
RM40 for quarter of a bird… HOLY GOOSE! I start to get a little nervous. Eventhough the Goose was yummy, I think blindfolded, I would not be able to tell it apart from the insect ingesting Duck. When we asked how much for a quarter duck the answer was RM15.
RM15! FIFTEEN !! 2.6666 times more than the duck.
Erm, why so expensive you ask? We asked the nice lady director, Ms Yong and she said:
1. Imported from China (apparently the new shipment comes in today so we were lucky to get the tail end of the goose stock. Not so lucky in terms of freshness)
2. Feed is expensive (kindly refer to my top two photos on Duck vs. Goose)
3.Transport/packaging/handling etc. etc..
Call me a PLEBEIAN but I think after this, I will probably opt for the 2.6666 X portion of duck in future. I’ll be richer, fuller .. and seeing as my ability to recall a food experience is fading faster these days, … none the wiser!
What do you think.. Will you still choose the Goose over the Duck? (despite the economic depression ..?!)
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50, Lorong Yap Hin,
Off Jalan Pasar,
Tel: 603 9221 8482
Goosey Goosey Gander: 7/10
MSG levels: low
Salt levels: moderate
Fat levels: high
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