askST: Where can one eat goose in Singapore?

The Bib Gourmand-rated Peony Jade at Keppel has been serving roast goose since 2010, using frozen birds from Hungary. A goose meat seller in Leliu, a small town in the Shunde district of Guangdong, China. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Sin
A goose meat seller in Leliu, a small town in the Shunde district of Guangdong, China. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore says meat and meat products, including goose, can be imported only from accredited sources which are free from avian influenza. These include France, Hungary and the US. ST PHOTO: MARK ONG

There are at least four eateries serving it; AVA has strict animal health requirements regarding import of the bird

Duck dishes are common in Singapore, but it has been a wild goose chase when it comes to those featuring its feathered cousin. That has led many diners to ask why roast goose cannot be found here.

That is not entirely true though. Goose - whether roasted or braised - may not be so common here, but The Straits Times found at least four eateries which serve it: Peony Jade restaurant at Keppel Club, hawker stall Ming Mun in Ang Mo Kio, Chao Shan Cuisine in Phillip Street and the Ban Heng Group of restaurants. They serve geese imported from sources accredited by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2018, with the headline 'Where can one eat goose in Singapore?'. Print Edition | Subscribe