Holy Duck!, a Chinese street-diner-cum-burger-joint last month opened its doors in Kensington Street (a.k.a. Spice Alley) in Chippendale, Sydney’s hippest eating precinct. Blending together the flavours of traditional Chinese with a modern take-out vibe, Holy Duck! is described as “a food fusion diner serving up fast, fresh and ducken delicious eats, lunch and dinner”.
With a focus on honouring the humble duck and bringing Chinese roasts and BBQ to 21st century Australia, the menu is chock-full of delicious delights.
Diners can feast on a rice bowl selection that offers up smokin’ hot BBQ and roast cuts like Crispy Crackling Roast Pork Belly with Pommery Mustard Sauce and Crispy Fried Shantung Chicken with Sweet & Sour Sauce.
There is a menu of handheld items including pancakes and burgers such as a Roast Holy Duck Burger with Cucumber and Homemade Orange Hoisin Sauce.
While for those wanting to grab a quick bite, there is a range of sides and small plates to choose from, among them Popcorn Chicken topped with a Brown Sugar Glaze and Toasted Sesame, and Lotus Root Chips with Nori Powder and Sriracha Lemon Kewpie.
Holy Duck! is a collaboration between the father of Chippendale’s funky Kensington Street, Dr Stanley Quek, and Kaisern Ching, creator of Sydney’s favourite contemporary Chinese joint, Chefs Gallery.
“Holy Duck! is modern street food at its best,” said Ching.
“Our new eatery is for those too cool to cook, too busy to baste and too hipster for haute cuisine. We’ve put a contemporary spin on the menu, dishing up duck and other Chinese favourites in a way that’s going to appeal to a new generation of diners.”