Bylokan Local Food Stories; Ken’s Adventure in Kuala Lumpur

Food is not only something you eat, but it’s also something you discover, it’s something you crave for, and it’s something you would go through anything just to get it. For this article, we’re going to read about a rather rare type of dish but has such an amazing and scrumptious name to it.

Ken Hoh: When I travel, the one thing that reminds me of the place is food that I tried. I remember Johor from the Lontong, I remember Melaka from the Asam Pedas, and I remember Negeri Sembilan from Masak Lemak. But what about Kuala Lumpur? I mean, they don’t have any trademark dishes or foods, so how do I remember Kuala Lumpur well? Four words, Petaling Street, and Lala Soup.

In case you didn’t know, these tasteful treats are known as La La Clams.

Now when I go to Petaling Street, it’s like a compulsory for me to go to Lai Foong’s Coffee Shop, to get the finest and original La La Clam Noodles. It’s just a few minutes away walk from there, and you get to taste the most amazing soup you could ever imagine. The wait is around 10-30 minutes but on lunch hours it can go for as long as an hour. The place is just between Petaling Street and Central Market, you can’t get lost or confused as there are tonnes of people eating there all the time. The locals there are used to giving directions to get there so just ask the way.

The ever-legendary Lai Foong Coffee Shop

What makes La La Noodles here different? Well, first off, the taste itself. The fresh taste of the La La clams brings in the salty yet mushy sea taste, and they are considered the ‘chicken of the sea’. The soup itself has a bit of salty yet aromatic taste, with a tinge of spiciness for the feel of it. The preparations are also fresh and they only prepare the food when there are orders, on which it NEVER STOPS so they never stop preparing. You can definitely tell when they say they only choose the best and fresh ingredients when you take a sip of that amazing soup and noodles. For those who are looking for something different than your usual menu, then Lai Foong’s La La Clam Noodles should be one of the things on your list.

A sneak peak on how it’s prepared
Would you just look at that? wow.

Author: Adam

intern for Byloka