Food Review: Derby 18/02/2010 by Ollie
February 24, 2010, 8:50 pm
Filed under: CHAFF

Mark from Islet made a joke during their show, asking, as there was The Venue, does that mean that was “The Pub”, “The Shop”, etc.  I didn’t find “The Restaurant”, but there was a Chinese restaurant above The Venue so some of us went there.

The menu was pretty widespread and cheap.  I fancied something different from my usual so I went for Roast Duck in Plum Sauce.  I had a whole breast of Duck, unfortunately, like what happens to Duck a lot, it had been overcooked and was very dry.  It was flavoursome, the plum sauce had cooked into the duck and had given it a sweet taste.  The sauce was very runny, but had a glorious sugaryness to it.  The only evidence of plums was in the flavouring of the sauce.  Some sliced plums would have worked really well.  The moistness of the plums would have covered up at the dryness of the duck.

This plus rice was £7.50, and we got given a lot of prawn crackers, which were very good.  Crunchy and not too much of a prawn flavour.  Perhaps I should have gone with something that would have been safer.


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It’s a shame your experience of Roast Duck in Plum Sauce wasn’t as good as it could’ve been, ’tis one of my favourites.

Comment by TheMattfish

You should have ventured further! We have some wonderful Burger Kings..

Comment by Luke

To be fair, I think it was a bit optimistic looking for somewhere un-shole-ish in the fair city.

Comment by George Alagiah.

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