With the opening of the Duck Duck Moose Bistro by owners Conrad and Liam, this dynamic pair and Chef Sonny are poised to stir things up in Mandurah. “A culinary experience like no other in the Peel Region” they boast and after two visits to their newly opened restaurants, I think they got it nailed.
Watch out Mandurah, there’s a new kid on the block, and they are moving ahead with big and bold flavours and dispelling with traditional ideas that will leave you wanting for more.
Situated by the old traffic bridge, DDM is a small and cosy restaurant. Tables are well spread out in the small restaurant and the decor is warm an inviting. Looking forward to summer dining when tables will hopefully spill out onto the deck outside and passing boat traffic amuses us all.
Seated to our table the waiters/owners are confident, professional and utterly accommodating. Water for the table, drinks and a small and but confident menu is tabled. Though not a huge selection, but what they do have is mouth watering. On one occasion, my wife and I only ordered the entrées…..all of them ! One by one, the entrees appeared in a slow and controlled grazing manner.
We ordered the delicately soft steamed baos, filled with braised pork cheek with shards of crackling throughout and topped with a pickled cucumber salsa. The next entree was the fiery tempura fried vegetables. Thinly julienned vegetables deep fried in the lightest of batters and served with a spicy nam jim chilli sauce. The portions looked huge, but the batter was light and airy, could have eaten another plate just on my own.
Prawns in crispy wonton skins and again those steamed pork bao’s are just to die for.
What a great start and again nice to see some real talent being showcased in Mandurah. Deservedly, Moderately priced, but totally satisfying, I give this a double thumbs up and 8/10 !