A Malaysian Blog about Food, Family and Friends – by Lyrical Lemongrass
1. The idea of bliss (or What Lyrical Lemongrass Did This Evening).Sitting in the kitchen of Just Heavenly in Bangsar.
Watching Allan, covered in flour from head to toe, kneading baby blue fondant.
Savouring moist chocolate cupcakes topped with freshly made icing.
2. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
Bangsar isn’t that far away, dear friend, and we’ll definitely carry on our “makan” sessions. 14 years is a long time to know someone. I still remember going to work in Bus No. 5 when we were still new at the office! Now there won’t be anyone visiting my room at 12.30pm and asking me, “So what’s for lunch today??”. We wish you all the love and happiness that diamonds can’t buy.
The Makan Club has been visiting La La Chong for close to 10 years. Many special moments have been celebrated here, birthdays mostly. On the occasion of Barbie’s farewell, it seemed only appropriate that it be spent here, in La La Chong, together with three of her closest friends and colleagues.
We wanted old favourites. So we asked for fern stir fried with tuna. Unfortunately, they had run out of fern, and offered to replace it with four-angled beans instead. Thankfully, the substitute was quite delicious with lots of tuna and chopped chillies stir fried with the vegetables.
Another old favourite is Siong Tong Lala (Lala in superior soup). The shellfish is cooked in a fragrant soup with a generous amount of wine thrown in to bring out the flavour of the dish. As always, we were extremely pleased with this dish.
The crabs, on the other hand, brought out mixed reactions. We all liked the salt baked crab dish which was fried with ginger. However, the salted egg yolk crab dish failed to impress us. The crabs appeared to have been deep fried, so any attempt to scrape the roe from the shell would have been futile, and the flavour of the dry sauce seemed to have been marred by an excessive usage of salt (presumably used to enhance the flavour of the salted egg yolk).
The grilled mackerel is one of my favourite dishes here. The sauce used to marinade the mackerel tasted similar to a kabayaki sauce made of soy sauce, mirin and sugar. The fish was so delicious, I had no trouble finishing it up!
We still have fond memories of this place. I’m not ready to write it off just because of one botched recipe.
Also check out:
La La Chong Seafood Restaurant
Lot PT6824, Terminal 3, Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang.
(directions: Head towards Terminal 3, Subang Airport. At the traffic light, turn right)
Tel: 03-7859 1906
Food, for me, is a means to an end and not an end in itself.
Food, for me, represents the love of family, the fellowship of friends, and the community and communality it brings.