Holy Duck! – Castlecrag, Sydney
Review & Images by Roswitha Schleicher
Compared to its trendy, Chippendale-based mother restaurant, Holy Duck!’s North Sydney extension embraces more traditional flavours, along with abundant visual appeal. Tucked away in Quadrangle Shopping Village at Castlecrag, founder Dr Stanley Quek exchanged Kensington Street’s trendy wall décor with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, and a rustic interior with large, round tables with white cloths, reminiscent of a classic, local family eatery. Decor variations aside, the scents drifting out of the kitchen smell every bit as delicious as we remember from Holy Duck!’s city centre location, promising an evening of pleasingly full stomachs and prosperity.
The excitement around the table peaks as entrée approaches: Prawn har gau. These exquisitely sticky, steamed dim sum melt in your mouth, revealing a juicy, tender filling, while the Duck and pork dumplings were wrapped in a more al-dente dough and steamed to perfection. These little parcels sent our taste buds to cloud nine!
Served in a delicate bisque and a generous amount of butter-soft lobster bits, Holy Duck’s! Ee-Fu noodles dish is a must-try main for self-proclaimed seafood connoisseurs.
Of course we couldn’t resist ordering a Holy Duck! classic (…when in Rome…); the Signature crispy duck. A super dish served with 6 pancakes, greens and Hoisin sauce for sharing.
Holy Duck! in Castlecrag offers a tranquil family environment, maintaining the quality of the contemporary, innovative, inner-city restaurant Chinese cuisine this Sydney eatery is renowned for.
**Rose was a guest of Holy Duck! Castlecrag/Cardinal Spin PR – this is an independent account of her dining experience
**Additional Information, Menu and Images Courtesy of Holy Duck!/Cardinal Spin PR
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MENU HOLY DUCK!
Holy Duck! Menu:
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