It’s my brother’s birthday tomorrow, but we decided to celebrate a day early since it’s Sunday and everyone is around for dinner. Today’s venue: La-La Chong Seafood Restaurant at Terminal 3, Subang. To get there, drive along the old Subang Airport road till you hit Terminal 3 on your left. At the traffic rights just after the terminal, turn right. La-La Chong is on the left with a brightly lit signboard.
As there were a lot of customers around, we had a fair bit of waiting to do after ordering. We had an appetizer of yummy chicken satay to keep our hunger pangs down. The satay had just the right hint of sweetness, and not overcooked.
When the food finally came, there wasn’t nearly enough space for all the dishes. We had to ask the waitress to transfer the half-eaten goodies to smaller plates, so the other, bigger dishes could fit onto the small turntable. Let’s see, what was there?
“seong tong la-la”
“yue lam” (fish bladder?), sea cucumber and vege
left: “taufu kang”
right: french beans with dried prawns (har mai)
left: steamed catfish
right: chicken with ginger and spring onions
sambal prawns wrapped in lotus leaf
Oh, but what’s this? Something’s missing from all of that… No crab! They had run out of crabs for the day, what bad luck for us. Nevertheless, the food we had was absolutely delicious, each with its own unique flavour. My favourite was the french beans and sambal prawns.
After dinner we adjourned back home for some cake. I made a moist carrot cake earlier in the afternoon to surprise the birthday boy. Oh, and since it’ll be my uncle’s birthday in a week’s time, he had a go at the cake too!
The recipe for the cake can be found on the All Recipe website.
A few notes on the cake:
It’s a little sweet especially for the cream cheese frosting, so go easy on the sugar if you don’t have a sweet tooth.
If pecans are a little heavy on your pocket, go for walnuts which are way cheaper and still gives the crunch effect.
Drain the crushed pineapples properly (I used the canned pineapples with syrup). My cake turned out too moist, probably because of the access water.