Sunday, May 3, 2009

Four Season's Duck ... finally, saga concluded!

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Those of you who read our post on "vampires at cap square" will know the SAGA involving yours truly and this world famous London Duck. You would also probably know that, we had YET to taste the Four Season's Duck.

I remember Bayswater Four Seasons, London (West London, City of Westminster)...No matter how much this place is slagged off and condemned, come rain or shine, economic dive or depression, there’ll always be a queue outside Four Seasons Bayswater, with eager diners awaiting their portions of the supposedly legendary roast duck.

Basically the past post says that I didn’t eat there as a student because I was always skint, but that was like more than a decade ago. Now that I have 'Ring-Dings' (ringgit malaysia la) in my pocket and an insatiable appetite for all things winged, beaked and on two webbed feet .. there was no stopping me! Bayswater Duck.. here I come!

How much nicer then, can lunch be, when you are in the company of AWOL, Hairy and Qwazymonkey too... this as they say, is the icing on the cake, the olive in your martini, the layer of crispy skin and fat on your duck :P

The duck, the duck. What can I say about the duck. It was delicious! But then again, so is most of the roast duck you get along the famous streets of Pudu or anywhere else good for duck in PJ/KL, for that matter.
I really could not tell the difference between this legendary Four Season's Duck and the other roast ducks we've been eating in KL. However, it still tasted pretty decent and at RM30 plus for half a duck, it was value for money.
Hairy of course would beg to differ because 15 minutes into the eating he was looking around asking.. "Is this all?" AWOL had to pacify him with the reply "we'll go have some cake after.. "

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We also had the Siew Yoke and the Char Siew (very so-so). The fried kwey-teow lacked 'wok-hei' but the fried rice and the aubergine in claypot was excellent.

At approximately RM40 per head (with beer), the meal was satisfying enough, but not blow-your-mind-fantastic, if you know what I mean.

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Walking around cap square we realised that there was no real good place for dessert. As hairy's belly was still rumbling, we decided to head on out to Dua Annexe .. for some Delicious cakes!

"I am not very hungry, let's share", so that's what we ordered..:P

My favourite of the lot was the choc fudge ice-cream brownie... all molten and dark and slinky and sexy and yummie.. and I wanted the banana split but everyone said that it was so "eighties la.., so passé .."

Excuse me? How is a banana split passé ?!
"oh, it's so Swensen's la.. "

Pfft.. fine.. order your trendy Pie-looking dessert thingy then.. :P

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Trivia: 3 of us had our Flu jabs, one didn't. Spot the one with Swine flu... (there, I add it.. happy now, Qwazymonkey?!:P)

Oh.. what a wonderful day out! Anyway, since I am so eighties and so cheesy (and so banana split-ish) and all that.. (don't care! I like!) let me just quote the lyrics off one of my favourite tracks.. that sums up this lovely day out with my buddies!


You're..... my ....
You're my favorite waste of time

Here I am
I'm playin' daydreamin' fool again
You're my favourite game
And you are the one
Whose got my head in the clouds above
You're the one I love
Yeah you're my
Yeah you're my favourite waste of time
You're my
You're my favourite waste of time
I don't care
If being with you is meaningless and ridiculous
If it's wrong or right
I've got to give you my laughs tonight
And tomorrow night
Cause you're my...

-Paul Owen


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26 comments:

qwazymonkey said...

Fellow monkeys, it was great spending the day with you bunch of banana-loving folks.

Ciki, I should have quoted lyrics from Ms Stefani, "this sh*t is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"

Now to link your post to mine

qwazymonkey said...

oh and you've forgotten about "swine flu" comments! LOL

CUMI & CIKI said...

Qmonkey:
OMG! your post is amazing! have linked you :)

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Yay! You've finally eaten Four Seasons duck! =) But I think the one from Bayswater is nicer...

Banana Split is passé?? I like banana split... o_0

thule a.k.a leo said...

another great outing among friends :) feeling envious!

Nic (KHKL) said...

the one with the swine flu is still very much kicking alive and kicking..hehehehe...

ROFL on the eighties dessert. well, i do know one dish that withstands the test of time. HOKKIEN MEE! ;D

great that dat may day, ciki!

GFAD said...

You mean 4 season uk opened a branch in KL?

I love banana splits - esp updated versions with madasgascar vanilla-specked, ghirardelli chocolate-chipped and strawberry ice cream. Passe? Nemind.. more for us! :D

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Love ze monkeys day out. Too bad not many opportunities where one of the ze monkeys is in town (u know who u are). Zat monkey shud just move to KL. Ei, what eighties song is zat? Can sing to me?

worldwindows said...

Got myself half a duck in SS25 roadside:) With these kind of posts who can resist.

genuiness said...

Just by the by - Four Season's (Bayswater) quality went down quite a bit since their head chef left to open his own restaurant (Gold Mine). They are still popular because of their reputation... basically tourist and students (mainly Malaysian and Singaporean from Imperial College). So in short, if you do visit London do yourself a favour and head over to Gold Mine instead.

Big Boys Oven said...

hahahha Four Season's is good in London, crave for it's roast duck in London due to not many good ones around, but when it is in KL it is a different story, it is not the same tho! :)

thenomadGourmand said...

me thinks me lunch tmw is gonna be duck rice...;)

Tummythoz said...

Funny under table shot. Look so Lilliput.

sc said...

find the food at four season cap square just ok..fills the belly, no complaints, but i just dont get the fuss about it..

fatboybakes said...

i actually quite liked the charsiu. i guess it really depends on the cut of the meat of the day sometimes. i just realised, chis, my pic not in that grouppie pic above george bernard shaw one...

J2Kfm said...

seriously, banana split WAS my most fav dessert, back when KFC was serving them. i doubt many would rmbr.

but to order banana split now(ok, so they're just ice-cream with banana - splitted some more, and a little bit of this n that), ... with so many other choices, sounds so wrong. or as they said so 80's!!!

backStreetGluttons said...

Looking at all your exquisite laughing happy faces ( from the scrumptious colorful food ...or issit warm close proximity insitu )its seriously time you begin a KL tv series ( lifestyles of the active & happy )for which we will make a cameo appearance now and then...without a fee , just some food and nice co. A deal ?
LOL !

Shell (貝殼) said...

i'm duck lover.. i like to eat duck especially those with crispy skin^^

Sugar Bean said...

I'm in the UK but still haven't try this restaurant out yet! Will make sure I try this out when I'm still here.

Pureglutton said...

I need to go get a duck fix after this...

CUMI & CIKI said...

bbabe:
I luv banana split too!

thule:
yea, esp on a holiday:)

nic:
There's this fantastic beef kwey teow place too .. must take you;P

GFAD:
yea, when ru back from AD.. we go makan?! :P

CUMI & CIKI said...

LL:
hahaha.. bust ur eardrums then you knoW!

WW:
lol.. good for you:)

genuiness:
tq for the tip!

BBO:
agree - plenty of good ones to pick from in KL!

TNG:
lol.. so, did u eat duck?!

CUMI & CIKI said...

tummythoz:
hehe.. ya hor.. now that u mentioned it!

sc:
agree sista!

FBB:
it's not?! Shock horror! :P

j2kfm:
ROFL! ya man.. i totally agree with you.. what happened to good ole fashion HUGE banana splits huh?

bsg:
sure you can do the cameo! can just see it.. what a riot:P (boost my ratings ar.. kehkeh)

CUMI & CIKI said...

shell:
ditto that!

sugar bean:
didja read genuiness' comment? apparently fourseason's is not that good anymore.. better go to Gold Mine's instead;)

pureglutton:
lol.. quack quack:P

thenomadGourmand said...

no lohh..got stuck at bangsar - no duck one..
but unka wil take me to loong foong or sunrise soon ;)
join us?

CUMI & CIKI said...

TNG:
lol.. sunrise yuis gooood... near too! dont forget to invite me! i know i hvnt been free la.. sori babes:)