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Saturday, July 23, 2011

La La Chong Seafood Restaurant @ Kayu Ara Damansara

Heyho people! :) I know I'm supposed to update a few weeks ago but anyway, as promised, here's another yummy-licious recommendation on crabs.

Don't be fooled by its name; La La Chong's highlight is not only clams, but also crabs. The Kuantan gang were still around so it was a heavy, hearty dinner indeed.

First up, the Marmite + Egg Floss Prawns. The marmite ones are much more juicer than the egg floss ones, probably because of the marmite sauce. Nonetheless, the ones in egg floss tastes just like eggs, you'll love it if you love eggs. :)

The Steamed Egg Tofu has a traditionally soft, crumbly texture. Nothing exceptional about it though.

Ha, this Spicy Pucuk Paku with Tuna is one of my favourites. Eating pucuk paku for the first time, I thought it tasted like stir-fry kangkung initially. Very Malaysian I have to say, given that it's spicy and the core ingredient is paku pakis. :D

This is Steamed Chicken, not Salted Chicken. Literally lean poultry, not much fat (depending on the type of chicken they serve). Dip it into the ginger sauce on the top-right corner for more flavour. Yum.

One of their specialties: the Tofu-Kang. It's basically chopped tofu with crab meat, sliced mushrooms and sea cucumber. The gravy's gooooooood, just thick enough. (Y)

SIONG THONG LALA! MY FAVOURITE! Even the crabs can't beat this one hahaha. You won't be disappointed upon scooping up a spoonful of empty clam shells, the clams are still attached to the shells. ♥

The first thing that comes into mind at the mere mention of La La Chong is this: the Salted Grilled Fish (Shuet San Fei Wu in Cantonese). The fish's belly is stuffed with garlic and other ingredients whereas the exterior is marinated with table salt (so salty!). The meat, well I have to say, is just fish. Looks like fish, tastes like fish.

On the other hand, this Honey Grilled Mackerel is sweet and sour. It has much more flavour than the Salted Grilled Fish, provided than you squeezed lemon zest into the protein. :D

Now, saving the best for the last; the crabs!

Above: Salted Egg Crabs; below: Sweet & Sour Crabs. Quality comes with a price, and the crabs, RM45/RM50 per kg, are soooooo succulent! The sweet and sour ones are sort of spicy though, but those in salted egg are quite moist in the inside. You can effortlessly crack the sweet and sour ones with your teeth btw.

A very satisfying meal HEEHAHA. Serving's quite fast, even during peak hours. The only downside is that it isn't really budget-friendly. However, if you really wanna do your endless craving for seafood justice, this is the place. And it's halal btw. :)

Lot 13556, Jalan Cempaka, Kayu Ara Damansara, 47400 Petaling Jaya.
03 7728 1906

Ooh, crabs! ♥

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood @ Puchong

Long time no makan here already. Heh. Had dinner here instead of home (yay no need to wash bowl) when the Kuantan gang arrived so yeah, there's no way that it won't end up in this flog. :)

I actually have no idea what my parents ordered because I was busy snapping that shot above without getting my ass hit by a car, so pardon me if I get the names wrong ya.

Homemade Foo Zhou beancurd.
Tastes not bad, outer layer is thin in contrary to the soft, crumbly interior.

Claypot pork belly with salted fish.
A lot of onions and dried red chillies, really full of flavour.

Braised pork belly with yam.
A major recommendation for pork-fat lovers (fat/lean is 50/50 - according to bro).
And yes there's a lot of pork.

Seafood bowl.
Directly translated from Cantonese: hoi sin bou.
Dad ordered another serving after we emptied the first; self-explanatory lor hor.

Stir fry... spinach?
Typical, very typical. Just to accompany the hearty meaty porky meal.

Chicken rice bucket with wolfberries.
Yummy and unique! The rice at the bottom was bursting with chicken aroma.
Everyone loves it... still! ♥

Last but not least - clams in ginger soup! (Y)
I'm a total sucker for clams, so yeah; foodgasm to the MAX. :D :D :D

Unfortunately, the signature dish: crabs weren't ordered because we're having them tomorrow for dinner. WAHAHAH. Really hearty dinner with lots of protein on the table. But what's the point of going to a seafood restaurant and not having lots of protein? Defeats the purpose of eating out eh? ;)

No. 23, Jalan Puteri 2/5, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
No. 2-2A, Jalan Desa 1/3, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong, KL.
03 - 8060 6994 (Puchong branch)
03 - 6272 3346 (Kepong branch)

Dig in! :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pasta Zanmai @ Empire Shopping Gallery

Yep, like I've mentioned earlier, Empire's Pasta Zanmai is the inspiration behind this flog. :) It's my first time, and I have to say, I LOOOOOOOVE everything in this restaurant. Mainly because they serve fusion food, but the customer service and ambience are to be credited for as well.

Bro wanted to feast his heart off here since a long time ago, and as luck would've had it (because Chili's was FULL and the waiting list was endless); we gave Pasta Zanmai a try. And boy, it was so worth it! Because the idea of this flog came right before we asked for the bill, I didn't take any yummy-licious pictures of what they serve here. These pictures below are Google-ed heheheheh image-plagiarism.

Mummy, bro and I ordered the RM23 mini pasta + rice promotional set. The waitress said that a set is usually shared among two ladies (yes diet diet) so I thought that the serving for both pasta and rice is only half each.

So appetising right? :D Daddy had the Unagi Kabayaki set - even MORE appetising (also about RM20 something).

Turned out that the serving for the rice (in the mini promotional set) is actually like 1 pax geh. :O The pasta's serving's about at least two-third to me. After having both rice and pasta, I was undeniably stuffed to the max. RM23 for a hearty dinner. Very dai! (Y)

I had the Crab Meat Avocado Pasta - my first time tasting avocado; which was extremely non-vege-like to me. It's actually pretty soft, like having melted greens. Managed to chau sui one of the clams in mummy's Shortneck Clam Soup Pasta - bigger than the average clams. Not bad also! Bro's Prawn Tempura Pasta was yummy (yes he emptied the bowl) (didn't manage to chau sui D:) and the Spring Egg Unagi Rice, Unagi Omu Rice & Unagi Kabayaki was - I can tell - filling and whole. Boleh fight with the Unagi Dons I've eaten. :) Very, very worth the price.

There is a wholesome variety of pastas, rice, pizzas and even an endless array of desserts for those with a super sweet tooth. Didn't manage to try the desserts though, I'll save it for another time. (: A very satisying (& inspiring) meal indeed!

LG33 Lower Ground, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
603 5635 9818 / 603 5635 9858

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Hello! :) I've always been a food-lover, but I fell even deeper in love with food yesterday (read: Pasta Zanmai eheheh), and was inspired to create a flog (food blog) to spread the love. It isn't exactly the right time to begin with this entirely new enticing habit (exams looming threateningly around the corner) but I just love food too much to not start flogging now.

Right, I shall flog soon. Don't ask me how soon is soon, but... pretty soon.