Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant @ Old Subang Airport

I met up with my old school pals for dinner yesterday. As expected, I was given the honour to choose the dinner venue. For a change, I didn't need to crack my head as I already have a place in mind. Somewhere that is convenient to all of us; Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant! Situated right in front of Terminal 3 of the Old Subang Airport, one would not miss the restaurant with its bright neon lights and the amount of cars parked in front of the restaurant. It was crowded even on a weekday so I could not imagine how it would be like during the weekends.

I did a bit of homework by going through a few blogs to check out what is good and what is not, cos as expected, I will be given the honour again to order the food. Since there were only 3 of us, we decided not to be overly ambitious but to stick to a couple of MUST-ORDER dishes.

Everyone seems to rave on their signature Lala in Superior Stock (RM10) and now I knew the reason why. The perfectly steamed lalas (clams) were juicy and fresh. But the best would be the stock. It was sweet and rich with essence of the lalas. Good till the last drop! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this dish too.

Another highly recommended signature dish of theirs is the stir fry paku (fern) with tuna (RM10). Initially, I thought it was a weird combo but since everyone is raving about it, how bad could it be? It was another good choice made. The paku was tossed with spicy chunks of tuna and goes really well with white rice. One word: DELICIOUS!

For the third dish, I ordered the recommended Japanese-style Grilled Mackeral. Sadly, we were told 5 mins later that they ran out of Mackeral and the waitress suggested to substitute it with either Cod or Butter Fish. We settle for Butter Fish (RM20) instead. I didn't quite enjoy the fish. The texture of the fish somehow wasn't meant to be grilled. You know, there are types of fish that are meant to be steamed while some are meant to be fried or grilled, so this is definitely a big big mistake. Give me raw butter fish with wasabi anytime.

Who could have thought after the 3 dishes with rice, the slimmest among us actually requested to order more dishes? She was torn between fried squid and oyster omelet, both dishes that she was eyeing on from the next table. From the gluttony look on her face, I knew she wish to have both but we insist that she can only order one. In the end, she settled for Deep Fried Squid (RM10). We were impressed when the dish was served. Each squid ring was so perfectly thinly battered and deep fried till golden brown. The batter has got some curry powder aroma to it. I expected it to be crispy but I was wrong. The batter was so thin that when you put it into your mouth, it actually melted away. Although I like my batter thin, I certainly would prefer it crispy as well.

Total bill came up to RM66.15 including tea, rice, titbits, towel and 5% tax. Reasonable isn't it? Will certainly be back as I still have a long list of highly recommended food that I want to try. Will post it up when I revisit.

Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant is located at:
PT 6824 Terminal 3
Old Subang Airport
Tel: 03-7859.1906
H/P: 019-650.6824
Food: Halal


Anonymous said...

Yes... I am missing the paku with Tuna.... research job well done!!!

The steamed lala was good too, highly recommended (for a person who doesn't like la la)

pls do not settle for the grilled butterfish. u can order something else.

Didn't mind the squid rings...Anything wif squid is fine.

We're going back there for the grill mackerel & oysters the next time ya? *wink*

the tall & phat high skool mate ;p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

u got the "shuet san fei wu"? thats the salt bake tilapia...damn shiok.

i remember eating the "lala wong" the bigger kind, even better..

haha revisit call me? long time nvr go..keke

Precious Pea said...

Pam: I think we need to get someone who is chinese literate to go with us next time so that we can make him/her translate each and every item on the menu board. Hehehe.

NJoe: I saw people ordered the salt baked tilapia but since only 3 of us, cannot order too many dishes. Next time will include you. Heard their salt baked crabs also not too bad.

myCoffee said...

I understand that there's another newer and more modern branch in Ara Damansara. Location-wise, might be nearer.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I wouldn't mind a revisit to this place. The location's convenient for us, hor. Just off the highway and a bit more. :-) Maybe we can try the other outlet...Ara Damansara, right?

MochaSourcream said...

Hungry hungry!!! I want to eat at Lala Chong!!!

mimid3vils said...

so many dishes with good reviews, seem like is a must-go place :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

paku with tuna...errr, can we call this fusion ar? hehehe...

btw, precious pea, does king crab still serve "snow mountain flying fox" ar? the last time i went (lonnnngggg time ago), the chef was on leave, so din get to try.

J2Kfm said...

la la chong? read bout this place a few times. the squid rings do look mighty perfect. round, spotless, but strangely not crispy?

but the butter fish looks good woh? no?

girl_girl said...

hi precious pea...

can i know which shop to purchase the almond cookies,peanut candy and the egg roll in macau?

thank you

ganache-ganache said...

wow, give me that lala in superior stock anytime, I could have it every meal !!!

Life for Beginners said...

Oooh, this has gotta be one of my fav reviews of yours cos I'm a HUGE lala lover. Kenny Mah, Lala Lover at your service. :P

♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

looks really delicious, make me feel hungry and want to go out for siu yeh already! :D

Deep fried squid looks perfect, crunchy! aiyoo yoo yummy la~

kampungboycitygal said...

everything look so good! it will be in my must go list

Precious Pea said...

mycoffee: Really? I didn't know they have a branch. But for me, the Subang outlet is nearer.

luscious sista: I actually took Hubby there for dinner tonite and he loves the place. I think this means I will be patronising this place very often from now.

mochasourcream: Haha...quickly pay them a visit then.

mimid3vils: I had dinner there tonite and tried two new dishes. I will accumulate all before i post a 2nd post on this place.

nic: I have no idea wor. I didn't know only one chef specialise in cooking the fish. I heard lala cheong got the same style of fish.

j2kfm: So perfectly shaped, a bit like frozen type right? Hahaha! Yah, funny that it wasn't crispy. The batter just melts in your mouth.

girl_girl: I don't have a particular shop that I go..but the famous one i think is called Koi Kee. There have this almond cookie with a piece of lard and flatten salted egg yolk in the middle. Very nice.

ganache_ganache: Seems like we have many many fans of lala here. But you are right, I don't mind having it every meals.

kenny aka Lover Lala: I think you would love the lala here. You like spicy do you? Hubby tried it tonite and he also gave his thumbs up.

alvin: My advice hor..never never visit foodblog at night. Sure tummy growling cannot sleep.

kampungboycitygal: Can't wait to see your review. Am slowly going back to try more new stuff.

ling239 said...

i tot they are popular for the Snow Mountain Flying Fox fish leh... no ? or outdated d ? >.<"

Sam's mistress said...

ooooohhhhhhhh! Looks so very tasty and delicious!!! *drools*

What fun catching up on your blog. I had to take a break from the computer to do other stuff, but I couldn't wait to see my webby friends again!

I really would love some of that fish! Ah!

jason said...

You went with Pam ar? Long time didn't see her, how is she doing? :)

Melting batter... that takes some skill to acquire such texture I think.

expired foodie said...

my advice... Never visit foodblogs at any time of the day.... Particularly DANGEROUS if you're on a diet...lolx....

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

i will def go there for the lala. me stomach is in pain. i am dieting again. but i can't do it, after looking at ur going to the kitchen now :(

Precious Pea said...

ling239: I have not read anything about the fish in any of the blogs yet but i noticed a few tables ordered it. Will try next visit.

sam's mistress: Visiting food blogs is the best way to destress, don't you agree?

jason: Yep, went with Pam and another friend. Pam is fine and it was a great dinner to catch up. As for the squid, i still don't quite like the batter.

expired foodie: Hahaha..that is why you named yourself 'expired'?

terri: Dieting again? Preparing for HK trip now? So tell me, what did you ended up having from your kitchen?

Live2Talk said...

That's our next target for after work happy hour, so we can order more dishes to try :P

Big Boys Oven said...

due to your craving . . . .my next stop lala Cheong! you alway so bad one lol!

durianberry said...

Lala Chong? Haha. The restaurant name is cute and funny. I can only feast with my eyes for now .. makes me hungry ady

Anonymous said...

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Yes!!!! I am still alive and well... but bz wif work lor. How are u arr? ok arr... saw some of your good looking pics... u look hotter now :p who's d lucki girl?? hehehe!

Catch up soon ya...

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

pea: a whole PLATE of carrot cake!i blame u for my happy thighs!

CUMI & CIKI said...

we love this place too! cheap and affordable :D

Precious Pea said...

live2talk: Yes when would that be?

bbo: Hehe..but pls remember to call to check if they open the day that you going...don't want the repeat of what happened for the Pan Mee last time ;)

durianberry: With a name like that, lala must be good.

terri: should have just smash the plate of carrot cake to my face..slurps :o

cumi & ciki: Initially i thought this must be a cut throat place..haha.

Jun said...

hmm, not bad price-wise. i always thought this place would be expensive. looks like i've gotta try it next time!

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Precious Pea said...

Jun: call me when you are in town ok?

anonymous: Thanks for dropping by! Will check out your portal in a short while!

Anonymous said...

there is another branch nearby, Ara Damansara there now


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