Usually to organize a family eat out, the first concern would be the ambience and the second would be the food and pricing. It would be a bonus if the price of the food is reasonable and the taste is good. The recently opened restaurant “What The Duck” located at the center of Georgetown is a place which has a 3″wow factors”, which are: comfortable ambiance, good food and reasonable pricing.
What The Duck serves Set Lunch which is inclusive of appetizer and drinks.
It is not hard to locate this place. If you are driving via Burma Road, you will pass by Jalan Kedah which is on your right. Keep driving and you will see Swatow Lane, moving further is Jalan Nagore. Turn into Jalan Nagore and keep driving for another 20 meters, What The Duck restaurant will be on your left.
The restaurant has a few dining sections. The main section is just where you walk in from the front entrance.
If there are more customers, there is also another section with several tables and chairs and is just next to the counter and kitchen.
It has no private rooms but you may choose to be seated at the back section for more privacy.
What The Duck comes with a few options for set lunch. One of the most valuable deal is Wtd Set Lunch – RM19.50
Soup of the day – Creamy asparagus soup with crispy breadcrumbs.
You could taste pieces of asparagus which made the soup more flavorful and textured. It was a tasty and creamy soup.
Crispy Duck Thai Salad – The sourish salad dressing was very appetizing with scent of lemon grass and some bird’s eye chili.
However the crispy duck slices were a bit too hard and dry. The hotness from the bird’s eye chili was overwhelming for me. For those who love hot, the bird’s eye chili will surely be your excitement. Else, you can ask them to put less or go without it.
Main Menu, selection of certain main courses as below:
Duck a-la orange, this is one of the signatures here. It was served with potato rissole and caramel orange sauce. There were also some zucchini, capsicums and onion slices which were well pan-fried. The sauce which accompanied the duck had a scent of cinnamon in the orange-flavoured jam.
The duck skin was crispy and well marinated, although the saltiness level was slightly high. The duck meat blended well with the sauce although the sauce could be a little bit more sourish. I personally find that the scent of cinnamon was too strong where it overpowered the tangy taste from the orange.
Duck Confit Spaghetti, spaghetti pan fried with some dried chili flakes, mushroom slices, garlic, Thai basil leave, hand-teared duck meat.
Although the spaghetti was slightly on the dry side but the overall taste was still great and delightful. The portion was more than enough for one person.
Other options that are not in the pictures include:
- Crispy mix but batter fish served with waffle potato and greens
- Chicken roulade with mushroom & prawn mousse
Each set lunch also comes with a drink with choices of:
- Passion fruit tea (cold)
- Coffee (cold/hot)
- Jasmine green tea (cold)
- Tea (cold/hot)
With an additional of only RM5, you get to enjoy dessert of the day to complete the meal.
The dessert consisted of a slice of chocolate mud cake with crushed walnuts and topped with a piece of orange slice. Also served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and based with crushed marie biscuit. Lastly, a red bean flavoured machi to complete the dessert.
The dessert was not too sweet and it was a very value-added dessert consisted of ice cream, cake and machi.
Overall, this place had a nice and cozy ambience. The taste of the food was good and with such price it is definitely a thumbs up. The drawback of this place is the servers here did not pay much attention to my requests. I had to repeat several times for them to get me. Again, same as most of the dining places in Penang island, it is very hard to find parking.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
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Contact: 04- 227 8840
Address: 40, Nagore Road, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5.421034, 100.325850