What the duck? Holy Duck opens in Chippendale

holyduck_menu_14Well aren’t we lucky ducklings? There are not many times we recommend you to dine alone, but this place may just bring out the ugly duckling in you. Yes, sharing is caring but who wants to share crispy duck when you can have it all?

Perhaps it’s no surprise that street food this good comes from a collaborative duo. Chinese trend setter Kaisern Ching from Chefs gallery has teamed up with Dr. Stanley Quek, the man behind Kensington Street; the outdoor food alley we just can’t get enough of. Holy Duck is another reason to get your skates on.

The fit out is fun, fab & funky with bench seating, concrete floors, industrial ceilings and a wall illuminated with a huge Hollywood style ‘HOLY DUCK!’ sign.  The open plan front prep doubles as a culinary art gallery thanks to the rows of hanging roast ducks.

The menu is a bit ‘quackers’ but your veggie friends have plenty to keep them happy. The ‘Control your Tempura Sandwich’ is a cracker, pair that with duck salt fries, lotus root chips and we’re off. ‘Crazy Chick Burger’ is laced with sriracha, lemon kewpie mayo and topped with Asian slaw.

Goodness gracious ‘Great Buns of Squeal’ are two bao buns with a thick slab of braised pork belly with mustard pickles! Sides of Popcorn chicken arrive with a delicious brown sugar glaze and toasted sesame.


The ‘Hand held’ section includes duck pancakes, though we highly recommend you DIY and order a roast or crispy duck from the specialty section and make your own.

You may have gracefully glided into this spot like a swan but we are pretty sure you will be converted and will happily waddle out. Yes we are lucky ducks indeed.

Holy Duck
The Old Rum Store
2-10 Kensington Street

About the author

Karen’s corporate job includes an enviable task of entertaining clients in some of the best restaurants. This ultimately sparked a curiosity 'Just how do they do that?' (she confesses she was brought up on meat and vegetables, so this was all very exciting). Currently a Mr & Mrs Smith 'Tastemaker', she’s flashpacked around the world, learning about wine, experiencing different cultures and cuisines and had a two- year love affair with it all. Originally from England, she finally settled in Australia and continues to be besotted by food, wine and travel preferring to focus on the luxury end of town (hot running water in bathrooms please).


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