I was pretty pumped about my dinner date at Fortune Duck. Not only because I was catching up with one of the loveliest ladies I know, but also because I had heard such great things about the place! When I entered the restaurant I was instantly pleased to be there with its warm tones and friendly smiling staff. I chose a table and slipped into the bench seat along the side wall because let’s face it, the cushiony bench is where you want to be and when you are the first to arrive you have earned your buttocks the right to undeniable comfort.
Now, once my behind was adequately cushioned, I decided to peruse the menu as I waited for my dining partner to inevitably rush through the door all White-Rabbit-styles proclaiming ‘I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date.’ When examining the menu I was impressed by the variety of dishes available. Firstly, I insisted that we get some duck because well… when in Rome! Entrée was the Peking Duck pancakes which were like little bundles of joy. Holy duck it was good! The succulent slices of duck were to die for and the accompanying sauce was so tasty it seemed to inspire some kind of my-parents-are-away-so-lets-have-a-party-without-them-knowing kind of party in my mouth. That’s how good it was.
For mains we decided to share and agreed on the mixed vegetables and cashew nuts, the salt and pepper eggplant and the Singapore noodles. All dishes were really quite outstanding. The Singapore noodles were singing out in freshness and flavour, the vegetables were beautifully cooked (and assisted me in achieving my 3 and 5 quota for the day) and the salt and pepper eggplant was adequately seasoned and would stand to rival some of the other well known eateries on the street. Pretty great result I would say.
Well there you have it folks, even the harsh Russian judge would give Fortune Duck a solid score and I am definitely going to put this restaurant on my Gouger Street rotation. It’s official: Fortune Duck is a goer, so spread the word like an STD in Jersey Shore.
Until next time… Stay Rad-elaide.