After a slightly underwhelming roasted meat experience at Chen Chen Roast Goose & Duck (though I have to say the roast duck was respectable), my husband wanted to bring me to another roadside stall in the same area that's also famous for roast duck.
Soon Fatt Beijing Roast Duck @ Pudu one Sunday morning. He had actually tried this place once but that was quite some time ago before they moved to this location.
As for the siu yuk, the skin was adequately crunchy but the seasoning on the meat fell flat and tasted rather bland. One can certainly get much better siu yuk at any average chicken rice stalls. Besides their signature Beijing roast duck, pipa roast duck and sesame pipa roast duck are also available with prices starting from RM20 (for a quarter duck) to RM75 (for a whole duck). Individual plates/portions are priced from a low of RM6.50 (for just chicken rice) to RM19.50 (for all three meats of roast duck leg, crystal honey BBQ char siew & roast pork).
But probably the most surprising was the fact that we weren't served any complimentary soup. Now what roasted meat stall doesn't serve soup? >_< Not sure if we didn't get any or there was none. We didn't ask coz we noticed the table next to us was also not served any. It's such a waste not to provide soup especially when they have in their possession some of the best residue ingredients (leftover chicken/duck bones and off cuts) to make a great tasting soup. I guess that went into the making of their sour spicy mustard green dish (choy kiok or chai buey) instead.
My Personal Opinion
I believe the place is popular for their roast duck seeing that there were customers who took-away whole ducks....just that it didn't quite impress us. This would, most probably, be our one and only visit. If I happen to be in this area, I'd still pick Chen Chen's roast duck over this, at least that one has a nice, tasty soup (with free refills some more) which I can enjoy + a refreshing sweet and tangy plum sauce.
Should you find yourself here (or in Kuchai Lama where they have another outlet selling only roast ducks), you can always give it a try to see if it can impress you.....the roast duck is still the better option compared to the crystal char siew or siu yuk.
Soon Fatt Beijing Roast Duck
151 Lorong Yap Hin
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 011-5625 5395