Cheeky Duck Asian Kitchen and Bar

Penang's newest 'in place', Straits Quay is located in Seri Tanjung Pinang in Tanjung Tokong, just off the main road to Batu Ferringhi. Many bars, coffee shops, restaurant and high-end shops have opened here and the place is already a very in vogue nightspot.

One of the most popular restaurants is the Cheeky Duck, an "Asian Food" outlet located at the far western end of the ground floor. Furnished with a variety of table configuration from intimate tables for 2, to a long table for 12, and almost every size in between.

There is a small bar area at one side with low tables, but on the Monday night we were there, this area was empty. The restaurant area however was quite busy; by the time we left around 9pm more the half the tables were occupied, predominantly with locals. Considering the restaurant can seat over 100 inside, this was a pretty good sign.

The menu is extensive, numbered Chinese style with over 100 dishes listed. We started with one Hot and Sour Soup and one Beef Flank Noodle Soup. The Hot and Sour Soup was quite good. The Beef Soup filled a substantial bow and was tasty with tender beef chunks; very filling, more a main dish than a starter. The one negative was the several chunks of beef fat. However these undoubtedly added to the flavour and don't have to be eaten.

For the main we had Shredded Pork with Garlic and Chilli, a portion of the house speciality, Roast Duck and for veggies Pak Choy with garlic. We shouldn't have been surprised that the duck was serves cold, but not being connoisseurs of Chinese food we were disappointed by this. The waiter explained that if served hot there is an oily texture. A delightful plum sauce dip is served with the duck. The pork dish was spicy, crunchy and tasty and a good portion. The Bok Choy with garlic was also very good.

The bill was RM114 including a coke and a small Carlsberg; not cheap!
Overall we enjoyed the place and the meal and will return with some friends to explore some more of the menu.

Cheeky Duck
Asian Kitchen & Bar, 3A-G-6 & 3A-G-7, Block A
Ground Floor, Straits Quay, Seri Tanjung Pinang
Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang
Tel: +604 899 9989

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