Well before I talk about service, ambience etc let's get the white elephant in the room done with. Yes the roast duck is good. In fact very good. I'd make Steve drive me to Box Hill over Pacific in Richmond now for this duck.
What made it a superior version? Good meat to bone ratio Not fatty but enough for the meat to remain juicy. Nice colour, not too dark and carved into decent manageable sizes. Large enough for their to be meat to eat but not too large that it can't be eaten with chopsticks.
The waitress was actually very helpful and helped us with the menu especially the Chef's Specials as they were all in Chinese. She recommended a few dishes too and helped us get our volume of food right. Although there were some mistakes in that our duck didn't arrive and had to be chased up and we did order those beef noodles but they didn't materialise either and by the time we realised they would be a no show, we were too full; especially as we'd ordered more rice!
The chilli chicken in salted egg yolk was also tasty but not much chilli. Loved the garlicky, crunchy gai lan. And the fried rice with salted egg and century egg was a hit for everyone. So much so we ordered it again. It smelt so good. Lots of wok hei!
Ling mentioned she liked this place as didn't feel it was too heavy on the MSG and having had the food and waited for the MSG after effects, have to agree with her that I didn't get the usual thirst or discomfort from MSG excess.
I could be so bold as to say this is my new favourite Asian place. Shame it's not closer.