Friday, May 20, 2005

Tan Kee Roast Duck (Lunas, Kedah)

Hello guys and gals,

Loctor wish to post the first FR on msianfoodies (nice name for a blog btw :P ).

As some of you know, I stay somewhere around Kulim, Kedah. This town was once a huge palm oil / rubber plantation but development has took over and now it is famous for it's Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) where MNCs like Silterra, Intel, Celestica and Infineon have built their manufacturing and development facilities there.

Anyway, nearby Kulim is a very tiny place called Lunas. Here, everybody knows that it is famous for the roasted duck. To be specific, a restaurant by the name of "Tan Kee Roast Duck".

In Lunas, this is the most brightly coloured shop and it's very easy to find. Here are the directions to Tan Kee Roast Duck restaurant:

1) From Nort-South Highway, go north until you reach Butterworth
2) At the Seberang Jaya roundabout, take the 3pm turn to go into the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE). There are signboards that shows 'Taman Teknologi Tinggi Kulim' (which sounds so stupid btw)
3) After 20 mins of driving and RM2.10 poorer (toll), take the Lunas exit on your left
4) Drive along the stretch of road and keep slow, you will see Tan Kee on your left.

Now, let's talk about the food:

Tan Kee is very famous for its special roast duck. The skin is very crispy and the meat juicy and tender. They have a few flavours: original, honey or sour sauce. As you chew on the meat you will be presented with a mixture of tastes which tingles your tastes buds. To add more fun to your eating, put a little of Tan Kee's home-made chilli sauce to spice things up a little.

I personally like the honey and sour sauce flavour. This is because each time I bite into the roasted duck meat the juices will mix around with the honey / sour sauce and this combination is awesome.

The roasted duck are prepared on the same day and usually by 8:30pm every day they would all be sold out. One whole duck can serve about 4-5 people. Loctor recommend that you order half of each flavour.

You can choose to eat the roasted duck with white rice or porridge. Other side dishes includes the kiam chai boay (salted vege), tau kua & hard boil egg in dark soya sauce, steamed siao bai chai with oyster sauce and others.

The area is relatively clean and service is ok. Do not go there during lunch time because you will be standing around waiting for people to leave their tables.

The price is ok too. Usually, RM60 is enough for 7-8 people.

Ok that's it. Leave comments if you have any questions. Hope the 1st msianfoodies is good ;)

Loctor is out..


phangan said...

*drool drool* :P~

babe_kl said...

wahhh i m hungry oredi!

ac said...


i wanna go here nx time i drive up

siew choong yee sek :P

Chen said...

mmmm..... just my personal opinion..I didn't fancy Tan Kee Roast Duck, cos to me, those roast duck are quite oily & not much flesh, mostly skin & bones only... (i mean the duck r quite skinny). i still preferred one of the old roast duck stall in Penang Island..

phangan said...

went there yesterday but shop no open... sian... end up makan at the opposite store

low said...

What time open???