The jig is up, Kuwait – we know your indulgent secret: you love to eat in, and so do we! There’s nothing better than curling up at home with a gourmet feast, some great company, and a good movie or television series. Or maybe you just never feel like cooking and aren’t too keen on going out! No shame, we have the best solution for you in the form of this delicious equation: gourmet cuisine + delivery only=ideal. A delivery-only concept, their offerings arrive at your doorstep with zero disappointment and delicious flair – talk about gastro genius! This month’s concept is duck – Peking duck, to be exact – by the wonderfully pun-inspired concept known as Quack.
We’ve tracked down this new delivery-only eatery that specializes in this ancient Chinese dish. The concept, created by Ahmad Alkhaled, was born 5 months ago with the focus on his infamous take on Peking duck. “Before I created this concept, I would receive overwhelming comments and demands from friends and family members after trying my Peking duck at gatherings.” Which just goes to show that the Quack offering is in high demand. Of course, we just had to give it a try! Ordering a day in advance, our food arrived hot and in neatly packed containers with the concept’s brilliantly minimalist logo. A charming duck with the words “Quack est. 2015” printed below, and warm wishes from Ahmad himself to enjoy the food.
Ahmad sent us their specialty, the Quack Combo meal, which consisted of the famous Quack Platter – the main event on their menu – and a generously portioned Chinese Salad. The Quack Platter is a DIY Peking duck station containing duck meat, sauce, cucumbers, green onion and a pile of single-portion pancakes. The expertly shredded duck meat was tender and easy to maneuver onto the fluffy pancakes for a bespoke Peking-style creation. Coupled with the platter’s freshly chopped cucumber slivers and green onion, each individual wrap provides the perfect crunch to your liking. We also recommend skipping the vegetables for a round or two to enjoy the duck meat sandwiched between the fold of a pancake, but slathered with Quack’s special sauce – a thick molasses that created a rich, sweet contrast to the savory dish.
The Chinese Salad comes in a large container filled to the brim with mixed greens, (fresh lettuce and Lollo Rosso) and accompanied with thoughtful additions of cooked corn kernels, sesame seeds, and a delightfully light, tangy sesame dressing. It was the ideal pairing to our Quack Platter – because who doesn’t love to add more onto their plate without feeling like they’re overdoing it? Salad as a side also leaves room for more delicious DIY Peking duck wraps!
Quack’s menu is simple, offering options between the Quack Platter, the Quack Combo, and the Chinese Salad. Don’t let the small menu fool you, though: these offerings are all made to share. Both the Quack Platter and Quack Combo contain enough food to feed up to three people, so make sure you double your order if you’re with a larger group. Their Chinese Salad, on the other hand, is full of leafy greens and is enough to feed plenty, so salad fans will be left satisfied.
We definitely enjoyed our Quack experience and are glad we discovered it! But like all other delivery-only concepts, we can’t help but wonder – is a dine-in restaurant on its way? “I have plans for opening a small restaurant in the near future with dishes that revolve around our famous Quack Platter. I’d also like to add some spring rolls and duck salads – but we’ll see what happens!” One thing’s for sure, whether we’re eating these delicacies in a restaurant, at work, or on our couches, we’re looking forward to delving deeper into a new food-love affair with Quack’s Peking duck.
Follow Quack on Instagram @quack_kw for delivery and more information.