Duck Tales: 6 Dishes In Delhi We Keep Quacking On About

Navni posted on 08 March

One of the few red-meated birds, the duck is fast making an appearance on menus across restaurants in the capital, and we’re all for it. Usually served in a sweetish sauce or gravy, or some sort of sweet accompaniment, the meat is tender, flavoursome and we feel it’s a good change from the usual chicken. Here’s where to head for a bite.

Duck Pizza At The Fatty Bao

The Fatty Bao is constantly wowing us with its vast range of baos and more recently, sushi. But the next time you go, we strongly advise you to order the duck pizza. Served on a tortilla base, it’s a small, crispy “pizza” topped with small morsels of tender duck meat, greens and sesame seeds. A beautiful way to start your meal.

Bars

2nd Floor, Sangam Courtyard, Major Somnath Marg, Sector 9, R K Puram, New Delhi

Roasted Duck At Shang Palace

A recent entrant to Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, Shang Palace is doing some great things with its meat. The roasted duck being case in point. The chef brings the entire roasted duck to your table, shreds it up and rolls it in thin pancakes. Served with a sweet hoisin sauce, this one’s sheer joy. We love that the peeps at Shang take the leftover meat {if any}, sautee it and serve it for the next course with crispy lettuce cups.

Fine Dining

Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Dizzy Duck Burger From Bun Intended

Bun Intended has become one of our favourite places to call in the middle of the night for a meaty burger. In addition to their beefy, porky offers, they also do a succulent duck burger called Dizzy Duck, comprising cramberry-glazed pulled duck, bacon, Emmental cheese, gherkins, cucumber and lettuce. Yum.

Duck Dim Sums At Dao

The black pepper duck dim sums at Dao comprise minced duck meat packed neatly in a thin flour wrapping and served with chilli paste and hoisin sauce. We recommend ordering two baskets of these {super small portions!}.

Bars

N-17, 1st Floor, N Block Market, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi

Duck Samosa At Farzi Cafe

These little samosa filled with duck and doused in a beautiful chilli sauce is one of the main reasons we even go to Farzi Cafe. This followed closely by the Bailey’s lollipop.

PS: We personally feel the Cyber Hub branch does a better job with the samosas.

Lounges

7-8, Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

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Nanjing-Style Duck At Honk

While their cocktails and sushi are pretty great too, it is the Nanjing-style duck at Honk, in Pullman Aerocity, that really stands out. Absolutely crispy skin, with sweet meat inside, complemented by a fabulous sweet sauce – bookmark this for a long, indulgent dinner.

Hotels

Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Asset 2, Hospitality Distt., Aerocity, New Delhi