Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant @ Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya

12:08 becky-wong 2 Comments

It has really been ages since we've been to Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant, and my parents decided to re-visit the restaurant again after so long. We arrived there early, and the place was not fully occupied yet - so this means, we were still able to find a good parking spot.

While waiting for our dishes to be served, we get to munch on some snacks.

Pickled Mangoes with Sour Plum and Chili Padi
This was my favourite appetizer of the night! I love the mixture of sweet and sour from the crunchy mangoes and sour plum, and the litted spiciness from the chili padi - it's so appetizing!
I did not tryout their nuts on the table, but I heard my family saying they were too salty.
Stir Fried Kangkung with Sambal Belacan

Stir Fried Kangkung with Sambal Belacan (RM20). I love sambal belacan! This is a must-order dish whenever I go. Their kangkung was stir fried to just nice, and the sambal belacan wasn't too salty. On the other hand, I only wish that this dish would be spicier -  it lacks the heat that a sambal belacan should have.

 Herbal Chicken Soup

 The Herbal Chicken Soup (RM43) wasn't too bad. The soup was flavourful from the chinese herbs, and they have quite a few ingredients inside the soup - chicken (of course...), fish maw, sea cucumber, fresh and dried scallops. One downside of the soup, it was a little too salty for my taste, but my parents thought it was just nice. I'm not too sure does the saltiness came from the dried scallops or too much salt in the soup. Nevertheless, it was still a pot of delicious and flavorful soup.

Stir Fried Meehon with Lala
I did not order any rice to go with the dishes because I wanted to savour their Stir Fried Meehon with Lala (a.k.a clams) (RM25). The meehon was delicious by itself, and it doesn't need additional sauces to go with. I only wished they could have added more lala in the dish.
Salted Baked Fish
This was another star of the night too - Salted Baked Fish (RM37). They would cover up the fish with a thick layer of salt and baked it. This way, they were able to contain the moisture in the meat, so that it wouldn't get dried up during the baking process; also, the salt actually added flavors to the dish. It's a simple yet flavorful dish. They actually served the dish with a plate of lime and garlic sauce for you to go with the fish, but I still prefer to enjoy this dish as it is. I don't really enjoy my fish other than steaming it, because they usually gets too dry; but this....I totally love it!

 Salted Egg Crab
THE STAR of the night - Salted Egg Crab (RM108). I don't really fancy much about salted egg crab, as most of the restaurant kinda screw this dish up. Though this wasn't the best salted egg crab I've eaten, but it's worth the mention still. The crabs were nicely covered by the fragrant salted egg, and you could taste the salted egg with every bite.
All in all, it was a satisfying dinner and our bill came to RM308.15 (including the snacks and drinks and taxes) for 8 pax.
Address: 31 Jalan PJU 1A/5A, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel:         +603-7845-1250
Address: Lot 13556, Jalan Cempaka, Kayu Ara Damansara, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel:         +603-7728-1906





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  1. Went on 29 July 14. Lala is ok, not that excellent as commented. Frozen fish cost me RM 115 for a 700 gram fish. Soup was terrible. Restron only about 12-15% full at 7pm as I was wondering why if the food is good. After the meal, I truly understood customer will not come back to a restron who has so so food with premium price. Do not recommend to anybody who are looking for good food with fair price.

    1. I'm so sorry to hear that. I agree with you John, especially with the soup. Was yours salty too? Because the one we had was salty.