How many of you grew up watching the television cartoon Count Duckula with his mad nanny, evil butler and time travelling castle?
It was one of those cartoons that were so darn funny and kept me engaged for a really long time. Just thought I’d share that rather poignant childhood memory with you.
But since we are speaking of ducks (see what I did there?), I will also share with you my love of all things that go “Quack”.
Growing up in Malaysia, we were definitely exposed to quite a lot of cuisines. Even in Chinese cuisine itself, there were that many different ethnic variations to the cooking styles from each province that we never had a shortage of things we would like to eat.
One such Chinese cuisine which I do miss is Teo Chew styled food. Especially the many different types of ducks in the Teo Chew style of cooking.
It’s a good thing I married a pure Teo Chew boy What I crave, he is able to replicate!
Though this recipe isn’t 100% as authentic as it should be as it is more of a home styled darker version (than the one served at the shops in South East Asia), I am going to claim that it is. After all, it is cooked by a 100% Teo Chew chef, and that makes it authentic
One day, The Boy decided to surprise me with this dish. It’s a dish that instantly brought back images of home and eating together with our own respective family around the table. Enjoy this simple, but very delicious Teochew Style Braised Duck.
This is definitely a darker version than I am used to but the taste induced quite a lot of “Oh, my Goodness!” and excited squeals around the table when I tasted it.
It was just so damn tasty and the meat was falling off the bone.
Best to have this on a cold rainy day and let the warmth and homey goodness of the dish sooth your soul.
Also, what other cartoons do you remember watching as you were growing up?