Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kedai Ikan Talapia Lan Je

We had dinner at this homey restaurant more than a month back but I was too busy to blog about it. Lan Je is located in a new block of shoplots and on the day we were there, it seemed like the only shop opened. This is no deterrent to the hordes of diners who faithfully made their way there to savour Lan Je's specialty, the steamed fish. For those in the know, Lan Je has quite a following. The original Lan Je is located in Rawang and this shop in Kota Damansara is a branch.

At Lan Je, the steamed fish is ordered per person, in short, that means each person gets one fish. I've read about Lan Je in a few blogs and when we found out that they have branched out to Kota Damansara which is nearer where we live, we thought we'd give it a try.

We ordered 2 steamed fish to share. One was simply steamed in soya sauce, and the other, steamed in soya sauce with the addition of bird's eye chillis. The fishes were fresh, obviously, but this being the only way it is served at Lan Je's, I can't quite understand why it is THAT popular.

We also ordered Sweet and Sour chicken balls, stirfried angle bean in belacan (shrimp paste) and tofu with meat. The sweet and sour chicken balls are nothing to shout about, the sauce is not as good as I expected it to be. Same goes for the tofu with meat and vegetables. Nothing spectacular, really.
The only saving grace is the prawns in cili padi sauce. I liked the sauce which goes really well with rice. It's sweet and spicy at the same time and coats the prawns well.
The address for Kedai Ikan Talapia Lan Je is F-50G, Jalan Teknologi 3/9, Bistari "DE" Kota, Kota Damansara, PJU5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel : 012-6699919, 016-6189919.

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