Having enjoyed the Green Peppercorn Chicken the first time we ate at Park Lok Chinese Restaurant, we decided to eat there a second time to see if their other dishes were just as good. To our delight, this turned out to be true. During our second visit, we ordered the Taro Duck, Oyster Omelette and Chinese Mushroom with Vegetable.
Taro Duck is a rather unique dish in which mashed taro is spread over duck breasts before they are deep fried. Taro is a root vegetable that is native to Southern India and Southeast Asia. Its edible starchy corm has a sweet nutty flavour and is used in many Chinese dishes. The taro coated duck breasts were fried golden brown and the starchy taro contrasted wonderfully with the tender duck and the crispy outer coating. The dish was served with hoisin sauce to dip the duck pieces in, which enhanced the flavour of the duck perfectly.
Oyster Omelette is a Chinese dish consisting of an omelette that is cooked with a filling of small oysters. The omelette is notable for being made with a bit of starch, with potato starch begin the typical choice, to make it a bit thicker than normal omelettes. It was cooked just right with the chunks of oysters complementing the omelette nicely. It was served with fish sauce that you dab on or dip the pieces in if you want to give it a bit of a punch.
It was a bit fiddly eating the Chinese Mushroom with Vegetable as the pieces of Bok Choy used in the dish were quite large, but all the vegetables and mushrooms were cooked perfectly. The vegetables were cooked in a soy sauce based sauce that helped to round out the flavour of the vegetables.