little miss may

lala and carrots

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.

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18 Comments so far

  1. L B  |  January 15th, 2006 6:15 pm

    I been a frequent visitor to Sub Term 3 but I never had the chance to go to the restaurants there! From your pics, I wanna go! Now, tonight! LOL!! Thanks for the droolful pics!!! **HUGS**

  2. may  |  January 15th, 2006 11:15 pm

    LB - they actually have this famous salt-baked crab dish, which we didn’t get a chance to savour because they ran out crabs that night. if you ever go there for a munch, remember to order that, yea! :)

  3. L B  |  January 16th, 2006 12:21 am

    I will remember, despite being banned from crabs. I love crabs too much.. the egg yoke crab especially - highest in cholesterol!

  4. may  |  January 16th, 2006 2:45 am

    eh? what’s the deal from being banned from crabs, LB? allergy? ermmmm… I’m not a yolk fan, but I love digging out the little pieces of flesh here n there!

  5. velverse  |  January 16th, 2006 4:08 am

    Hahaha… i never know why.. but i always have this “thing” for taufu kang.. *wonder wonder wonder*
    But… mmmm.. the lala…. that looks promising.. how is it? good?

  6. fishtail  |  January 16th, 2006 6:06 am

    Wah, so much good food but no kaki to eat with. Guess I’ll have to stay with SS2 chap fan for a while.

  7. L B  |  January 16th, 2006 6:25 am

    Aiyoh, I made a mistake going for a blood test checkup last summer, and they found my cholesterol to be a bit of the high side. Nothing disasterous, but told me to try to stay away from too much crustacean seafood, coffee, and gelato! LOL, the three best things in the world!!

  8. Selba  |  January 16th, 2006 7:26 am

    Got here from LB’s links :) The carrot cake looks pretty yummy… Very difficult to find a cake shop in Indonesia that sell carrot cakes…

  9. may  |  January 16th, 2006 7:43 am

    velverse - that “seong tong lala” is really good, my 2nd brother was polishing off the ginger-based soup. try it!
    fishtail - eh, organise a blogger’s meet there lah, then we’ll definitely be your kaki’s ;) LB - stay away from seafood & gelato yes, but coffee? nooooooo! heheheh! that’s just too good to let up. all in moderation, my dear… *grin*
    selba - welcome, & thanks! It’s an easy enough recipe to try, just need to drain the pineapple thoroughly, otherwise it’ll be too moist. so are we gonna read about your baking adventure next? :)

  10. binx  |  January 16th, 2006 3:08 pm

    reading this post frm the office, on an empty stomach… u r really making me drool laa girl..
    it’s been ages since i last feast myself with seafood galore - esp crabs *drool*

  11. may  |  January 16th, 2006 3:35 pm

    binx - just our (bad) luck that night, because we didn’t get our share of crabs, I’m craving for it too now… lol!

  12. Cheryl  |  January 28th, 2006 7:56 am

    Salivate only looking at all the yummy food! Oh what torture

  13. may  |  January 28th, 2006 9:58 am

    cheryl babes, next time you’re home, make sure we go for a yummy seafood spread, k!

  14. carcar  |  June 9th, 2006 12:34 pm

    wow, i was linked to this post frm masak-masak post! haha… i like seong tong lala, sambal prawn… and all the other dishes… bak zham kai…my all time fav!!

  15. May  |  June 9th, 2006 2:29 pm

    O M G carcar!!! *HUGHUGHUG*

    you actually made it to this page via masak-masak! waaaaa… waaaaaaa!! I so kembang now… LOLOL!

    wanna go eat at lala chong? wanna wanna? come come!

  16. cari makan  |  June 17th, 2006 11:28 am

    heard too much about lala chong, decided to bring my family there for father’s day celebration… checking out what to order & found this website via google search. really useful… thanks may.

    wondering what else should i order… as my family members are not so much fan for “yue lum” and tau fu kang, the rest will definately try it. any suggestion beside the salted crab?

  17. May  |  June 18th, 2006 1:52 am

    cari makan - the sweet & sour crab is the usual favourite, for sure! in another outing, we oredered “chook tann” (bamboo shellfish), and it wasn’t too bad, though we still love the la-la better.

    hope you enjoy your makan session!

  18. cari makan  |  June 19th, 2006 11:24 am

    MissyMay… thanks.
    Enjoyed my session yesterday with my family tho the waiting time is quite a killer but its all worth it. Thank God that I have made a booking hence cutting down on waiting for a table. Got 10% discount too by paying using my UOB credit card. Good Deal! Hi Hi…
    We try the butter prawn instead of the sambal prawn cos my sis does not take any chilli… what a waste. will definately order it next time.

    Thanks again