I love traveling and trying new foods, especially when I visit Malaysia. As someone who grew up eating Chinese food, one of my absolute favorite things is roast duck. So when I heard about Restoran Ya Wang in Kuala Lumpur, I knew I had to check it out. Restoran Ya Wang is known for having some of the best roast duck in the city, and I was not disappointed! In this blog post, I’ll share my experience dining at Restoran Ya Wang, what makes their roast duck so special, and why it’s a must-visit for any roast duck lover visiting Malaysia.
Restoran Ya Wang Review
Uniquely available abroad only in Johor Bahru, I was overjoyed to be in for a scrumptious treat when it is just a border across.Located at Jalan Segget, this eye-opening eatery by the name of “Restoran Ya Wang”, is the absolute reason for travelling down as it also offers a huge extensive varieties of food selection!
Serving as a Chinese restaurant, its speciality duck dishes are the key highlight on the menu that range from all the various kinds that you can possibly think of!
It also offers chicken, pork, seafood & vegetable dishes that are essential to that of a high end restaurant!
I was blown away by its phenomenon history of having established over 20 years, while being the consultant for Singapore’s renowned Dian Xiao Er restaurant!
I took a google search with regards to Dian Xiao Er restaurant’s menu, to have discovered that they are also selling the exact same herbal duck dish! It is thus no surprise that newspaper articles of its achievements, could be seen hanging up in the restaurant itself!
“Restoran Ya Wang” is now currently running another outlet that is near Taman Sentosa which could be seen by identifying from the large iconic roast duck that is hanging out from the facade of the building!
Unfortunately, do not expect to be chancing upon the similar sight at its main original outlet due to recent changes!
Having to cope with the poor economy growth, what I really love indulging over here, would be the innovative idea of coming up with attractive and affordable food pricing for its special food menu packages!
This indeed makes family gathering a practical one to indulge over here, thus maintaining a win-win situation of drawing in more customers!
I was awed by the plate of herbal roast duck that had came serving in a gravy mixture!
It was not a soup dish nor a dry dish which I initially expected it so, had turned out to be unexpectedly amazing!
The roast duck has a significant bright roasted brown in colour that appetize anyone on the very first sight.
The meat is absolutely tender and juicy which is so well flavoured from the gravy that it is “sitting” in!I could not forget how scrumptiously good that gravy was, which is prepared from the secret recipe of using the ten Chinese herbs, to produce such aromatic fragrance. The gravy had also reminded me of the similar taste that is found in a steamed frog leg dish! The fusion of the roasted flavour that is build together with the herbal essence, brings out a whole new level of paradise that leaves me feeling all satisfied & mouth-watering with every bite!
We also ordered a plate of Chinese kai lan which is definitely one of the most outstanding vegetables dishes that I had tasted!
It was cooked in a large blazing heat, diminishing the pure green vegetable taste completely, making it so delightful especially for those who are not too fond of eating vegetables!
It was indeed very fresh & tasty that had contained largely on the garlic fragrance that was prepared with oyster sauce.
I had totally enjoyed every bite of the vegetable to go alongside with their fragrant sambal chilli to elevates the scrumptiousness!
On the other hand, if you are a claypot lover like I do, you would totally enjoy their bowl of claypot beancurd!
It was served in a good gravy portion that consisted an assortment of vegetable & seafood ingredients!The beancurd has that nice & soft layer of golden crust skin on the outside that contained the sweetness of fried tofu essence!
I personally had enjoyed myself over the seafood ingredients which I had to emphasised on the freshness & quality of it! The seafood squid ingredient was notably to be so chewy that I could not contained my excitement while indulging with every bite of that tastiness.
To wrap it up, the other few dishes were totally as promising as its herbal roast duck dish which had turned out to be!
Their signature herbal roast duck had left me a very deep impression by that unique taste of scrumptiousness!
It was something that I certainly had not tasted before which is build together by using the herbal technique!
I am not too much a big fan for duck meat as in most cases, it had turned out to bearing that distinctive duck odour when the culinary technique is not properly executed! Nonetheless, this dish has completely none of it which is definitely a big thumbs up! The other dishes on the menu were worth mentioning that are equally hearty and delightful, making it a good opportunity to indulge in the overall goodness which is certainly for sure to satisfy each and everybody’s tastebuds!
Restoran Ya Wang (鸭皇药材烧腊大王)
Address: No. 28 Jalan Segget, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 08:00 – 18:00
Tel: +60 72248624
- RM $30.00 – Roast Duck (Small)
- RM $16.00 – Vegetable (Small)
- RM $27.00 – Claypot Beancurd (Small)
Finding the Restaurant
Restoran Ya Wang is located in Petaling Jaya, just outside of Kuala Lumpur. I read some reviews online before my trip and saw that people raved about their roast duck. I knew I had to try it! The restaurant itself wasn’t too hard to find once I got to Petaling Jaya. I pulled up the address on my phone and followed the map. After a short taxi ride, I arrived at the bustling restaurant.
The exterior was pretty simple, with Restoran Ya Wang lit up in red and green neon lights. But once I stepped inside, I was immersed in the delicious aromas of roast duck and other Chinese dishes being prepared. The interior had a casual vibe, with shared tables and a bustling open kitchen. I could tell I was in for an authentic dining experience.
Why Restoran Ya Wang’s Roast Duck is So Special
So what makes Restoran Ya Wang’s roast duck so incredible? Based on my experience, I think there are a few key factors:
Cooking method – The ducks are roasted in special ovens that rotate the ducks to ensure even cooking. This results in tender, juicy meat from all angles.
Marinade – Restoran Ya Wang uses a secret marinade full of Chinese herbs and spices. It penetrates the meat and gives it so much savory flavor.
Skill – The chefs at Restoran Ya Wang have been roasting ducks for decades. Their skill is evident in how expertly they roast the ducks to absolute perfection.
Freshness – The ducks are roasted to order. I didn’t have to wait long for mine, meaning it was freshly cooked at the peak of flavor.
Carving – The tableside carving adds a theatrical element while also allowing the chef to slice the meat properly.
Why You Need to Visit Restoran Ya Wang
After my incredible meal at Restoran Ya Wang, I can wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur who loves roast duck. Here are a few reasons why it should be on your must-visit list:
- The roast duck is hands-down the best I’ve ever eaten. Juicy, tender, and bursting with flavor.
- Watching the roast ducks turn on the rotisserie ovens is entertainment in itself.
- The chefs clearly have roast duck mastery. Their skill shines through in every bite.
- The casual setting and shared tables make for a fun, lively ambiance.
- Beyond the duck, the side dishes and other menu items are also delicious.
- Restoran Ya Wang has been serving their famous roast duck since 1985. It’s a staple of Petaling Jaya.
For any roast duck aficionado visiting Malaysia like myself, Restoran Ya Wang is an absolute must-try. The whole experience surpassed my expectations. I know I’ll be back next time I’m in the area to get my fix of their unbelievable roast duck. Have you been to Restoran Ya Wang? Let me know in the comments!