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. Ready to jump on the bandwagon? Here’s where to get your fill.

Duck Cornetto At Indian Accent

A mini crunchy cone filled with spiced duck meat, it’s a lot of fun nibbling on this. Served with herbed yogurt and chilli chutney, the Khurchan Duck Cornetto is the first thing we order at Indian Accent anytime {you might want to sign up for the tasting menu}. The only thing we don’t like about this is how soon it finishes.

Where: The Manor, 77, Friends Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

Contact: +91 9871117968

Price: INR 775 plus taxes

Timings: 12pm – 2.30pm; 7pm – 10.45pm

Duck Pizza At The Fatty Bao

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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.

Where: The Fatty Bao, Sangam Courtyard, Major Somnath Marg, Sector 9, R.K. Puram

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Contact: 011 26715271, 011 26715272

Price: INR 400

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Duck Curry At Jakoi

One of the few places where you can get a taste of duck doused in a melange of Indian spices. Jakoi at Assam Bhawan has a few options, but our personal favourite remains the duck curry in black lentil sauce. Reminiscent of the Parsi dhansak, this one’s got the spice and the comfort all in one. Pair it with steamed rice for a winning combination.

Where: 1, Assam Bhavan, Sardar Patel Marg

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Contact: 011 24108605, +91 9560306333

Price: INR 400 {approx.}

Timings: 11.30am – 3.30pm; 7pm – 10.30pm

Roasted Duck At Shang Palace

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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.

Where: Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk

Contact: 011 30806280

Price: INR 2,188 plus taxes for half a duck

Timings: 12pm – 3pm; 7.30pm – 12am

Dizzy Duck Burger At 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.

Where: GK 1, Delhi

Contact: +91 9811028175, +91 9811029175

Price: Starting at INR 385 plus taxes

Timings: 7pm – 4am

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Crispy Aromatic Duck At Royal China

Duck With Pancake

One of the first places in the city where we were introduced to duck, Royal China does a beautiful roast duck, shredded and rolled into pancakes. A bite into the subtle sweet pancakes, the juicy duck and a drizzle of soya sauce – it’s moments like these we live for.

Where: 16th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Contact: 011 49818000, 011 49818008

Price: INR 1,950 plus taxes for half a duck

Timings: 12pm – 3.30pm; 7pm – 11.30pm

Duck Dim Sums At Dimcha

The black pepper duck dim sums at Dimcha 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!}.

Where: Second Floor, Epicuria, Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Contact: +91 9999693638

Price: INR 269 plus taxes

Timings: 12pm – 12am

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Duck Samosa At Farzi Cafe

Image Courtesy: Yummraj

Image Courtesy: Yummraj

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.

Where: E Block, Connaught Place; 7-8, Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk; Cyber Hub

Contact: 011 43551028, +91 9599889700 {CP}; 01244922273, +91 8800690419 {Gurgaon}

Price: INR 400 {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 1am

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.

Where: Pullman Aerocity, Aerocity District, IGI Airport

Nearest Metro Station: Aerocity {Airport Express}

Timings: 7pm – 12am

Price: INR 2,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 46080839

Featured image courtesy: India Accent