You know a restaurant has made its mark when it has one only dish on its menu and its recipe has remained unchanged for the last two decades or more.
That’s Sia Kee Duck Rice for you. Located at Lorong 35 Geylang, this is a best-kept secret that’s been around since 1979. That’s a whopping 40 years!
Sia Kee Duck Rice is named after its founder, Sia Kee. His three sons, Rob, Lawrence and Albert, have taken over the business, which has one dish on its menu: duck. Actually, it doesn’t even have a menu and it doesn’t list its prices. The regulars are so familiar with the stall that they know exactly how to order every single time.
How do you order then? Tell the staff the number of people in your party. They will serve a duck meat platter sufficient for you and your dining companions, accompanied by your choice of rice or porridge.
If you’re dining alone, don’t worry. Apart from duck meat platters, Sia Kee also serves individual plates of Duck Rice for only S$5.
While I was there, I was fortunate to catch its staff dishing out a duck platter for five pax. This huge platter would cost S$54, including