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Meat Free Mondays: A Hungry Duck Banquet Event

American author and journalist Michael Pollan, on the subject of living, once wrote: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Upon this idea, FoodWISE started an initiative called Meat Free Mondays. No, we aren’t going all vegetarian (or activist) on you, but we thought that the notion of celebrating dishes that are whole and inspiring on their own (without meat) is a notion worth exploring.

So this December 9, we’re hosting a Meat Free Monday banquet. Featuring a delicious 8 course experience, including tempura zucchini flowers with aged soy and citrus, through to organic soba noodles with mush room dashi, nori and crispy garlic, we challenge you to look at the wonderful world of vegetable produce we have at our fingertips here on the south coast…it’s truly amazing!

Date: Monday December 9

Cost: $70pp ex matched drinks

Book: here (or simply enquire about more)

The menu…

Tempura zucchini flowers with aged soy and citrus

Kim Chi buns with Chinese red vinegar

Five spiced bean curd with home grown tomatoes and seaweed

Stir fried Mittagong mushrooms with konyaku noodles and truffle powder

Organic soba noodles with mushroom dashi, nori and crispy garlic

Steamed asparagus with a 64”c hens egg and black vinegar dressing

Tumeric curry of root vegetables, fresh herbs, chilli and lime

Coconut tapioca pearls with tofu cream and roast rhubarb

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Meat Free Mondays: A Hungry Duck Banquet Event

We really love feeding and watering you, so it’s such an honour when you guys tell us how you feel about us. Dimmi dropped us a line a few weeks ago to tell us that their 250,000 diner-strong Dimmi Score Program voted us as one of the top rated Asian restaurants in Australia. WOW! Thanks for the props and we look forward to making your next trip to Hungry Duck and our wonderful town of Berry a special one. Quack!


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Meat Free Mondays: A Hungry Duck Banquet Event

After five years, a hard slog establishing a modern Asian restaurant in a beautiful south coast town, various successes and failures at growing things, and countless duck jokes, we are SO PROUD and excited to announce that May 24 is Hungry Duck’s 5th Birthday!

To celebrate, we’re having one hell of a special birthday dinner, and we really hope that you can make it along. From visitors from our of town, to the coolest locals a regional restaurant could ever hope for, we thank you all for your continued support in letting us do what we do – WE LOVE YOU!

The Japanese word ‘kaiseki’ refers to demonstrating a range of skills and tecniques in a multi-course banquet meal.

We’re appropriating this style, for our upcoming feast, so we can  showcase to you, some of our old favourites, as well as some future classics, to celebrate our 5th birthday.

It’s going to be one hell of a dinner, so don’t miss out!

Where: Hungry Duck, Berry – 85 Queen Street

When: Friday evening, the 24th of May

Cost: $100 for 14 mouthwatering courses

Book: Call us on (02) 4464 2323 or email us

…and the menu goes a little bit like this:

Marigold petals in sardine and octopus stock
Tea smoked Moonlight flat Oyster, black fungus, jamon consommé
Fruits of the sea – tuna, scallop, ocean trout, kingfish, eel, ocean trout roe
Pine mushroom congee
Homemade steamed pork buns Steamed snapper in vinegared chilli broth
Pickled cucumber, orange and Sichuan sorbet
Chilled cauliflower soup with yuzu pearls
Chilled spanner crab salad with local seaweeds
Red curry of duck
Sechuan steamed rice
Hens liver parfait pickled shimeji and kumquats
Soba noodle, dashi, crisp garlic, wakame
Tahitian and kaffir lime tart

.. so bring your appetite!

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Meat Free Mondays: A Hungry Duck Banquet Event

We’re delighted to have been mentioned on Channel 9’s Morning Show this morning. In a segment covering new food regions around the state, our beautiful Shoalhaven region was included.

Among the mentions were our mates at Berry Sourdough Bakery and Oyster Hut of Jim Wild – shucking our favourite Greenwell Point oysters

Here’s a little exerpt from the Channel 9 blog and click here to read the full story.


The Shoalhaven region has long been the summer holiday playground for nearby city dwellers, who have been coming to bask on the pristine beaches of Jervis Bay and beyond for generations. Balmy climate, lush valleys and 160 kilometres of some of the purest, whitest coastline in New South Wales, it’s surprising how long the Shoalhaven has been flying under the radar – now it’s a the burgeoning food and wine scene as well.

Berry Sourdough Café – charming heritage listed building, the buzzing café and bakery was one of the first establishments to put the region on the food map. The European-style pastries or the obvious favourite – the woodfire-baked, organic sourdough bread – will serve you well on the road. Otherwise, stay for a lunch of European countryside classics like sourdough welsh rarebit with pickled onions or a Brittany-style fish stew, depending on the season.

Hungry Duck – David Campbell, who brings his experience from Tetsuya’s, Billy Kwong and Wokpool, is as passionate about Asian cuisine as he is dedicated to the sustainable food philosophy, with a kitchen garden that customers can stroll through to get to know their food before it reaches their plate and a menu that supports local farmers and producers.

Oyster hut of Jim Wild – Right at Greenwell Point and straight out fo some deep south movie set – tt=hink ramshcackle huts strewn with white oyster shells – there are any number of oyster huts but you have to drop by Jim’s place – ex World Champion Shucker – and legend amongst shuckers. There amazing rock oysters do not get any tastier or fresher and it is a scene to behold. p02 4447 1498

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For the second year running, the Hungry Duck has been awarded an AGFG Chef Hat for 2012.

Hungry Duck Restaurant