Photography: Little Miss Contrary
Okay, so there is only one way to eat Asian food: in a massive group! The variety of tasty treats that grace your table will more than make up for the longer wait to be seated. After a busy morning at a show for Perth Fashion Week, our group of 6 headed to the duck house for a celebratory lunch banquet.
Lemon Ice Tea ($3.50)
Most of our table opted for Lemon Ice Tea. Some appreciated the strong tea flavour, but my sweet tooth was not entirely satisfied. Needed more sugar and lemon.
San Chou Bow (4 for $16)
We ordered 2 entrees to share because neither dish had the right number of servings. Each serving was tasty, juicy and moorish. However, while San Chou Bow is quite a novel and fun to eat with your hands, it feels like the price is substantially marked up.
Peking Duck Wraps (5 for $19)
The roast duck at Good Fortune Duck House is some of the best in Perth. Everyone was impressed by the juicy meat and crisp salty skin. The wrap was soft and fresh, which meant we could easily bundle up each bit-sized treat. The issue again is the mark-up in price for novel entrees. You’d be better off ordering another $19 of duck.
Ma Po Tofu ($17)
Plenty of silky soft tofu in a gluggy sauce, with pork mince mixed in. I’m a huge fan of Ma Po Tofu when it’s done right. This dish was certainly tasty, but rather disappointing in its lack of spiciness. Tasty, but I’ve had better. We ordered steamed rice to accompany our main dishes ($2 per person).
Green beans with pork mince ($13)
The serving size wasn’t huge, but we needed vegetables to balance our meal. Nothing outstanding to say about this dish, it was good enough. Perhaps next time we’ll pick another vegie dish. Note that this wasn’t listed on either the lunch or dinner menu, but you’ll see additional menu items on posters stuck to the wall..
Combination Pork (Large - $21)
Tender, well-cooked, sweet pork is always a favourite, particularly among my Aussie friends. Along with roast duck, this restaurant is known for its BBQ pork. Definitely worth ordering a serve with your meal.
Roast Duck (Half - $16)
The best part of our meal was arguably the lovely, oily, tender roast duck. It comes accompanied with a salty, brown dipping sauce. They seemed to forget to serve the other condiment, plum sauce, but I didn’t mind because I always pick the salty sauce to accompany duck!
All nom’d out!
We had a great time, eating until we were ready to pop. I know why this is my Great Aunt’s favourite duck restaurant in Perth. The mildly amusing dampener to our meal was the poor service. We had a reluctant, moody waitress serve us in sullen silence. My friend heard her snap in Cantonese about us when we were leaving, tut tut.
Likes: roast duck, celebratory group lunches
Dislikes: overtly rude service
Value for money: reasonable, except the entrees
Overall: worth a visit, but don’t waste money on entrees
344 William St
(08) 9228 3293