In my eyes, one of the most magical ingredients to grace our palates is duck. Juicy, delicious, tender and oh so tasty pieces of slightly pink meat with crisp skin hugging a thin layer of fat. It’s glorious, and one of the dishes I definitely relate to any Chinese New Year feast.
Good Fortune Roasting House is a staple for any Northbridge Chinese feast. You’ll recognise it on William Street by the rows of glistening duck and barbecue char siu pork hanging in the window. There’s hoards of people inside, and guaranteed many of them will be downing the duck pancakes that they’ve built a strong reputation for as one of their most popular offerings.
For intimate gatherings or group celebrations, this powerhouse venue (in my opinion) has a lot to offer. The ducks themselves are prepared every hour due to the volume pumped out, plus they have other traditional CNY celebration dishes that you can enjoy any day of the year.
One particular favourite of mine is lobster or crab yee mee, which is also known as ee-fu. It’s a pile of slippery noodles that are jam packed with seafood, sauce and veggies. The perfect combination to toast to any occasion. Or you can order ahead to get your hands on their show-stopping suckling pig which I’m yet to try… but if it’s anything like the ones I’ve had elsewhere it’s damn delicious.
Yes, it’s obvious I think this place rocks. It’s a pillar of the Northbridge dining scene, and since opening in 1999 (almost twenty years ago!) it has gone from strength to strength. Ten big fat ducks out of ten big fat ducks in my opinion. And the perfect restaurant to include in my list of where to eat this Chinese New Year, curated in conjunction with the City of Vincent.
Photos by Monica Defendi. Do they have you feeling hungry yet?
Disclaimer: this is a paid article sponsored by the City of Vincent to promote Chinese New Year for 2018.