Fancy Chinese food and looking for a pork free one? It’s kinda difficult to look for one especially ‘dai chow’ Chinese food in town, but not after I came across this place. Lala Chong is famous for its lala (mussels (as mentioned in its name), is a pork free halal restaurant visited by quite a number of Malay as observed.
Sweet and sour mango pickles with chili padi and peanuts are served as appetizer. Not enough? There’s a satay stall outside!
Appetite increased Deciding to increase the appetizer, we got ourselves some chicken satay from the Malay stall right outside. The satay is not bad but the chicken skin in between meat reminds me much about cholesterol intake.
Siong tong lala (RM25) claimed to be one of their specialties but just average to me compare to other seafood restaurant. It is cooked in Chinese rice wine, ginger and chili padi, tastes sweet from the clam but nothing much, the clam is not meaty either.
Steamed chicken (free range chicken), a typical Chinese dish serves during festive seasons and every 1st and 15th of the month in Chinese family. The quality of the steamed chicken is not consistent I would say. My previous visit was better but this time a rather aging chicken is served and the meat is hard and chewy. How to spot an aging chicken? If their bone has little or no marrow, this is it!
Served with ginger paste (mixture of large amount of ginger of garlic, parsley with soy sauce) to be eaten with the chicken.
Salted egg yolk crab (RM47 per kg), the safest way of ordering crab is to order salted egg yolk one instead of sweet and sour if you are not too sure about their skills (just my opinion). This is not bad by the way.
Teppan tofu (iron pan bean curd) cooked with minced chicken and Chinese mushroom dice (RM12). Instead of having minced chicken in the dish, it looks almost like meat balls to me may be they didn’t stir well while cooking. It tastes not bad and the egg tofu is soft in the inside.
Stir fried paku with sambal belacan (RM12), a vegetable to balance up other meat dishes, also a favourite dish among our family.
Affordable price for dinner but food quality is inconsistent. Big restaurant with ample parking space too! Do consider this place if you are looking for pork free and halal Chinese restaurant.
Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant (Opening daily from 11am to 11pm)
31, Jalan PJU1A/5A,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7728 1906