What The Duck @ Nagore Square, Georgetown, Penang

A few months ago, when I was out with some friends, they mentioned a restaurant with a really funny name: What The Duck.

"What's that?", I asked. They laughed at me saying that I was missing out big time on this cheap and good place. 

A day before Mother's Day, I was out with my bestie at the Roots Dessert Bar while my mom was at another cafe nearby with her own friend. After we were both done with our coffee sessions, we met up and I suggested that we should celebrate Mother's Day a day earlier because I know there's a decent restaurant nearby. 

That's how we ended up at What The Duck for the very first time. And...that's mom!

What The Duck is located at Nagore Square in Georgetown, Penang. It is a heritage entertainment hub with a mixture of retail, arts, F&B, bars and cafes. 

Thus, this explains the interior design of What The Duck - a typical well-preserved Peranakan style mansion. 

We didn't make a reservation and the indoor seats were all served, so we have to sit outside. For those who are planning on visiting What The Duck, it's preferable for you to make a reservation, typically for a big group of people because the outdoor seats are quite limited too and you don't want to be feeding mosquitoes. 

Excuse me, can someone please fix the letter C?

As its name suggested, What The Duck serves both Western and Asian dishes that focus on duck meat with wallet-friendly price tags. They also offer lunch and dinner sets. Both my mom and I knew that after all the sweets that we had during tea time, we would be just fine ordering A la Carte. 

If you are not a big fan of duck meat, don't worry they also offer a limited selection of non-duck dishes like fish, chicken and pastas. 

I was craving for a creamy bowl of soup that day. The waitress who was serving us recommended this Quack Chowder (RM9), topped with a drip of cream and olive oil and a buttery break stick.

For my main dish, I wanted to try something unusual, so I went for the Balinese Crispy Duck (RM17.90) with diced chili salsa. 

This reminded me of my Bali Trip where I learnt that in Bali, ducks are called "bebek" in Bahasa Indo. In Malaysia, although we speak Bahasa too, ducks are called "itik". 

Mom opted for Duck Confit (Rm21.90) with Kumara (i.e sweet potato) mashed potatoes and roasted garlic and longan sauce! What an interesting combination of spices and ingredients!

3 dishes that we ordered in total without any fancy drinks (What The Duck does offer a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks FYI) and the total was just RM48.50 - totally worth every cent~!

WTF?! That's surprisingly cheap, guess that's one good thing about Asia than Australia. 

Ending this post with a selfie with mom. That night after we got home, we watched the Taiwanese movie "我的少女时代Our Times" to end this simple Mother's Day celebration. 

What The Duck Restaurant

Address: 40, Jalan Nagor, 10500, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. 

Opening Hours: 
12-2.30pm; 6-10.30pm (closed on Wednesdays)

Contact Number: +604-2278840

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