One of the long established Chinese BBQs in Brisbane is Burlington's which can be found along Duncan Street at Chinatown in a tiny little shop front with the usual array of roasts hanging outside. Last week, a close friend had a piece of unusually good news, so we opted to go out for lunch and buy a duck to take home for dinner.
Normally our first preference is Golden BBQ, but it was still closed for the Christmas break. There were two noteworthy points in this transaction, firstly whilst we requested the duck to be uncut, the staff still chopped it open in the middle, and then assured me that the sauce would not leak. As expected, it leaked everywhere during my lunch. Luckily we were able to get it exchanged. The second point was that interestingly enough, the duck was cold, by this I do not mean lukewarm, but actually chilly, which is unusual, as the ones we get are usually at least warm.
Anyway, we took it home and heated it up in the oven for 20 minutes. Once heated, the skin was crispy and the duck was well seasoned, although it was definitely one of the fattiest ones that I've had before although it wasn't overpowering and didn't fill us up as much as we expected it to. My companion and I managed to eat it all with instant noodles (as you can see). Despite the dodgy service, we did find it enjoyable, although it's not as tasty as Golden BBQ in my opinion.
Price Range: $28 for the duck
Taste: 7.5/10 (after reheating)