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While Cheddie paid a visit to KL about 2 months ago, Cheesie and I went for a seafood dinner to commemorate nothing at all. I’ve decided that Lala Chong be the destination since I’ve heard about the place for the longest time but have yet to give it a try.

Lala Chong at Subang
it was very packed

Lala Chong looks to be a halal place with many female Muslim working as servers. However, mud crab is served though, so I guess it would be up to individual’s interpretation on the appropriateness to eat here if you embrace Islam.

Anyway, for the two of us we ordered three dishes. A shiong thong 上汀 lala, baked crab, and a spicy paku pakis (fern) to go with some rice. The place was really packed on that Friday night, but luckily food didn’t take too long to arrive.

Lala Chong at Subang
lala, paku pakis (fern), baked crab, cheesie & cheddie

The shiong thong 上汀 lala was cooked in this herbal soup with some chili padi, it was pretty good but unfortunately the shellfish lacks in size. For a place with the name Lala in it, I think that’s a bit wrong.

However, the baked crab was fantastic. I think only salt, plenty of ginger, and some chili padi were used; but the crab was very fresh, very sweet, and very very juicy. I really liked it. No thick sauce to mask the original taste of crab, and no messy wet fingers to deal with either.

Cheesie’s favorite dish was the paku pakis with canned tuna. I find it very interesting too, the texture of paku pakis is unlike other vegetables, and the taste of tuna, chili, and garlic made it a pretty unique experience. Can’t really have it without rice though.

Lala Chong at Subang
Lala Chong is just opposite Terminal 3, Subang Airport

If I remember correctly, the dinner costs some RM 70 for the two of us. Pretty reasonable for what we had.

A little boy was really amused with Cheddie that night, as evident from that picture. I think he was asking if he could have her baked. πŸ˜›

Lot PT 6824, Terminal 3,
Abdul Aziz Shah Airport,
47200 Subang, Selangor

GPS: 3.135145, 101.553626
Tel: 03-7859 1906

Discuss : KY eats – Hai Sien with Cheddie at Lala Chong, Subang Airport

  1. Looks good, I’m teh hungries.

  2. me is feeling hungry no……esp when the spicy paku pakis looks oh-so-yummy….

  3. paku pakis T_T.

    Haih. Sien.

  4. suanie,


    Yes they’re good!


  5. Paku pakis is my fav too but rarely found at most of the restaurants. Have you tried Kwai Lam? It’s cheaper than Lala Chong.

  6. Eh, lala chong! long time never eat already lol

  7. ur crab caught my attention….baked crab….seems easy to cook rite….just bake it!

  8. Heard about this Lala Chong a few times already~~

  9. eiling,
    Bring me laaa!

    Make it happen πŸ˜›

    Hahah you can try too.

    Yah, quite a famous place ya

  10. Nicee…! The baked crab sure looks good! *drooling* :p

  11. Hungry ady…ish ish

  12. okok. set a date.

  13. nice the food..
    ps.- Cheesie brought Cheedie along too?
    *thought is a halal place*

  14. I was looking for Kentucky-related sites… KY being the postal code for Kentucky, I thought this would be related. Seems to be all about food (and yes, now I’m very hungry, thanks a lot!). Trying to figure out if you are in Kentucky, or just what the KY stands for?

  15. Never mind. Just figured out KY is your name, or initials. Great site! I seriously need to go get some food now. Bye!

  16. No pork to eat there. T.T

    my hse 10mins from lala chong.. πŸ™‚

  17. Nice place to makan definitely, didnt know they were pet friendly too!

    Anyway, nowadays, my family and I frequent their new branch. Its before the airport, forgot what is the name of the place. Better still, there you can have air con room!

  18. you must try their “snow mountain flying fox”!!!

  19. They have two types of lala. The bigger one usually gets sold off really quick ~_~ . I forgot what you call the bigger one >_<

  20. I’ve heard of Lala Chong countless of times but I still pay a visit to that place! And people kept asking to try out their baked crab too. Guess it muz b really good πŸ™‚

    Next time u should try Kwai Lam! Their chicken wings, ikan bakar and hokkien mee are freaking good πŸ˜‰

  21. opss..Typing error. I HAVEN’T pay a visit to that place. LOL. Paiseh paiseh

  22. twosuperheroes,
    Yes it was good! πŸ˜€

    Eat πŸ˜›


    Halal ok ma we’re not eating Cheddie. LOL

    Hahhaha okay.

    OOoo Ara Damansara I assume? πŸ˜‰

    Interesting. πŸ™‚


    ooO I see.

    I shall do it! πŸ˜€

  23. Hey, u~

    I miss that fried crispy bun u eat with crab sauces. What’s it called again? Also.. I tak biasa calling ‘prawns’ ‘shrimp’ in the US -_-” Lol!

  24. Sammy,
    That’s mantao! πŸ˜€

  25. Bro,

    mud crab is not HARAM . . . .its makruh . . .not sure of spelling. No harm eating them for MUSLIM but if possible avoid. No sins if u eat them bro . . .

  26. oh..i like lala beehun

  27. i heard LALA CHONG not as nice as before oredi looo….. well, basically there’s quite alot of nice seafood out there though!! =D hehe… when can we go makan together??? u promised to bring me go wan wor… *remember* ?

  28. foodcrazee,
    Ooo, learn something new everyday.

    Ya I like that too, very popular in Klang. πŸ˜€

    Well for every place that opens more than a few years, I hear people saying that. hehe

  29. how much is the crab per kg?

  30. I just want the crabs – don’t care much for other food there! : )

  31. best…

  32. I haven’t heard of “Paku Pakis” for ages πŸ˜€

    Paku pakis = Midin?

  33. hmmmmm what is paku pakis?
    damn me wants crab! its really been long since i last had crab!

  34. Yatz,
    Er.. I don’t remember. :/

    Hahaa, do it!

    Stim! πŸ˜€

    Fern! πŸ™‚


  35. I sawwwwwww Chesssssssssssssssssieeeeeeeeeeee! my fav blogger

  36. I purposely go there on last sun…
    really disappointed with the lala..
    feel like wanna take out the “LaLa” word… doesnt suits lo cuz the lala is so small..
    Otehr than that, the food so so only

  37. ahmike,

    Ya the lala wasn’t big enough, but I love their baked crab and paku pakis. πŸ™‚

  38. frankly, Lala chong standard has dropped over the years and the price shot up. When compare to 5-6 years ago, when they are still moderate in size(last time still non-halal), the food is soooo much better. The shiong tong lala is full of aroma of the chinese shao xing wine, the lala is big and succulent, food are served piping hot. “snow mountain, flying fox” was salt baked just nice, the mead is tender and juicy. After they go commercialised(way to commercialised, the food and service sucks. use to my every weekend seafood place, but now i avoid that place after being disappointed by them a few times.

  39. and about “kwai Lam” this place also lost its shine over the years, you should go to that place at 6pm, 5-6 years ago, the place caused a jam to traffic. nowadays, the place is not so crowded and one things never changed, the place is still score very low on cleanliness. I think their Fried hokkien mee is overated.

    i found the one used to be in the corner of jalan Imbi(a bit further from sakura restaurant)is much much better. It just a pity i do not know where they have moved to? anyone know? please email to me…thank you in advance

  40. bolanliap,
    oOo interesting analysis. What’s ur favorite place now then? πŸ™‚

  41. KY,

    since nowadays i spend most of my time in Kota Kemuning Area, i always frequent a local stall call restaurant Ocean Point. This place is no exotic seafood place aka by the seaside, 100km from town type, but their seafood is really fresh and good quality. If they have lala(either the “kepah” or the “common type”) the size really put lala chong one to shame!

    Since visiting so much food review from your blog, maybe i will post some short review and some dish reccomendation too in my blog later about this ocean Point restaurant

  42. bolanliap,
    That’ll be great. πŸ˜€

  43. […] for a seafood dinner. Together with Cindy, we decided to give South Sea Seafood a try instead of Lala Chong, which we went on the first two […]

  44. Shifted to Kayu Ara 2 months ago…

    Updated contact :
    La La Chong Seafood Restaurant Sdn. Bhd. (Next to Pantai Seafood @ Kayu Ara)
    Lot 13556, Jalan Cempaka,Kayu Ara Damansara, 47400 Petaling Jaya.
    Tel : 03-77281906

  45. kyanmay,
    Thanks! I thought the original place is still there but Kayu Ara’s a branch?

  46. The correct address should be:
    Updated contact :
    La La Chong Seafood Restaurant Sdn. Bhd. (Next to Pantai Seafood @ Kayu Ara)
    Lot 13556, Jalan Cempaka, Kayu Ara,
    47400 Petaling Jaya.
    Tel : 03-77281906

    The branch at Ara Damansara still operating.

  47. Bernard,
    Thanks for the info. πŸ™‚

  48. πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

    This is what happen after i dine in lala chong with my family, the food is good but the service is damn lousy, the bill is fucking expensive!!

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