packed with people on a Saturday night, amazing that we got a table
Sorry, no Ramadan pictures for now....as I've been busy at work. On Tuesday, there was a massive jam at Shah Alam with the police blocks set up to try and catch the Mamak gang, hence I got to the bazaar too late to get any nice pictures. The rain didn't help either. Hopefully, I get better luck next time, as I am off the following few days...
Thought I'll post about our recent visit to Lala Chong. Not been back ever since my long ago dinner there. I was inspired by Precious Pea's recent post to go and try out the place.
We got there on a Saturday night and it was packed to the brim. Luckily we didn't have trouble getting a table, as some people just left when we walked in. After placing our orders, we were prepared to wait it out but surprisingly, food came relatively quick - about 20 minutes.
airy fairy fried sotong
Since I was famished, I didn't care and quickly attacked the dishes. We both loved the tuna fried with paku pakis. At first, I thought the stems would be woody and hard but they turned out to be quite tender. Nice combination, a bit weird but it works.
Japanese-inspired grilled mackerel (aka the saba fish)
I loved the seong tong lala especially the soupy broth it was served with. Just the right amount of rice wine to make the soup taste absolutely perfect. Only slight problem was every shell I opened, had a baby crab inside it! Weird, but I guess the batch was attacked by baby crabs.
We also ordered the deep fried sotong - large round rings dusted in a little flour and deep-fried. Very light batter that was also quite tasty especially with the dipping sauce. While, it was not the best in town (Muhibbah beats it hands down!), it was a pretty decent effort. Needless to say, Splashie Boy, the deep-fried sotong fan, ate almost half of the dish. Last but not least was the Japanese grilled mackerel, served with pickled radish. While it was juicy and tasty, I kinda felt the fish was not fresh, as the sides were kinda mushy tasting. Definitely can't beat Japanese restaurants' fresh saba fish.
Overall a pleasant meal and a quick one, seeing how packed it was. The place next to the restaurant is kinda a mess nowadays with the roadworks. Rumour has it, Lala chong may move hence they already did up a branch at Ara Damansara. Whatever it is, this place is a good place to indulge in a bit of seafood. Next time, I must try the crabs!