Duck tales at Chowman

Food

  • Published 18.12.17
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Duck Noodle Soup: This light clear soup can be the best start to the duck meal. Roasted and shredded duck, glass noodles and green veggies come together in an aromatic broth. Rs 230
Duck in Chilli Basil Sauce: Try this spicy roasted duck in one of Chowman’s hottest-selling sauces.
Rs 700
Honey Soya Glazed Duck: This roasted duck is tossed in honey and then lightly glazed with soy sauce, with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. Rs 625
Duck Spring Roll: The speciality of this spring roll is its thin and delicate wrap. It contains roasted duck with chopped vegetables. Rs 275
Roasted Duck in Mushroom Sauce: Japanese shiitake mushrooms are made into a paste to create this creamy sauce, which complements the tender yet firm roasted duck meat. Best paired with Chowman’s Special Noodles. Rs 725

It’s winter and just the time of the year to indulge in some duck delicacies. In keeping with its annual tradition, Chowman is hosting a duck festival at all its outlets. Think roasted and barbecued duck with Chinese herbs and spices.

Start your meal with a light Duck Noodle Soup with Shredded Roasted Duck. For starters, the menu has five dishes covering a range of flavours — from mint, lemon and chilli to aromatic Asian and sweet honey-soya sauce. Moving on to the mains, try their roasted duck available in three different sauces — five-spice, mushroom and Tausi. You can also ask for the duck meat to be cooked in a sauce of your choice! 

“This is like an annual affair for us and we do this during winter because the best quality ducks are available in this season,” said Debaditya Chaudhury, managing director of the Chowman chain of restaurants. 

How does he go about creating a new duck festival menu every year? “A lot of research has to be done, for which I keep travelling to Hong Kong and China. Since we have a loyal client base, they expect something new every year. This year we have introduced these new sauces like the mushroom sauce and the brown Tausi sauce,” said Debaditya.

What: Duck Festival

Where: Chowman (all outlets)

When: December 20 to January 10

Timings: Noon to 10pm

Pocket pinch: Rs 1,300-plus for two

Text: Shubaika Rahman
Pictures: Shuvo Roychaudhury

BITERIGHT

What: Christmas Special Menu

Where: Mrs. Magpie in Southern Avenue and Salt Lake

When: December 20 to January 5

On the menu: The Christmas meal is a four-course menu with dishes such as French Onion Soup, Christmas Waldorf Salad, Roast Turkey and fruit cupcake among others. You can find hampers of cookies, candies and cakes to gift your loved ones. There’s also the traditional afternoon tea and an array of sandwiches on the menu along with a special Holiday Dessert Platter to appease your sweet tooth!

Pocket pinch: The Christmas Special Meal is priced at Rs 1,100 per person, the Holiday Dessert Platter costs Rs 350. The hampers and cakes are priced between Rs 150 and Rs 2,350 (for a jumbo hamper). 

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