Lammeeya has always been known for its popular “Lam Mee”(smooth yellow noodles cooked in a starchy broth) and other types of noodles. Lunch hour at Lammeeya s always packed with diners slurping away at their Lam Mee, Prawn Noodles, Curry Mee, Chicken Kwayteow Soup and my favourite, their Chee Cheong Fun, served Ipoh-style.
Not many people are aware that Lammeeya also has an extensive selection of dishes that go well with rice. Most of these dishes are simple and fuss-free… dishes that my mother used to cook at home and dishes that I would cook for simple family meals. On days when I need some comfort food and if it’s too much of a bother to cook at home, I head to Lammeeya for some of these goodies.
Steamed Pork with Salted Fish
Steamed Minced Pork with Black Beans
Who can resist Steamed Pork with Salted Fish (RM9.80) or Steamed Minced Pork with Black Beans (RM8.80)? Either one of these will have me finishing off a full bowl of rice. And if it’s Lammeeya’s Steamed Lard Rice (RM3), make that two bowls! A dash of the aromatic lardy sauce and sprinkling of the crunchy croutons elevate the bowl of plain rice to a whole different level.
Steamed Lard Rice
For some tangy and spicy bites, the Assam Chicken (RM8.80), Assam Prawns (RM11.80) and ever-popular Sweet Sour Pork (RM10.80) are good choices. You can never go wrong with Sweet Sour Pork and Lammeeya’s version hit all the right spots. I like how the roughly-chopped pork are formed into balls and deep fried for this dish. The same assam sauce is used for both the chicken and prawns but somehow the two dishes turn out tasting quite different, with different nuances – all in a good way.
Vinegar Pig Trotters
Sweet Sour Pork
Order the Deep-fried Spanish Mackerel (RM15.80) served with a chilli & garlic dip and Deep-fried Tofu (RM16.80) if you like fried items. Both of these are very appetizing. The crispy skinned tofu cubes are served with a delightful sourish garlicky topping and really addictive.
Deep-fried Spanish Mackerel
I love eggs and eggs in any form are always good to me. Steamed 3-Eggs (RM7.80) has the usual century egg, salted egg and regular egg mixed together and steamed to a soft smooth custard. Ginger Wine Omelette (RM8.80) reminds me of “confinement food” but its simplicity belies the burst of earthy flavours from the Shiaoxing wine and fried ginger strips adorning it.
Ginger Wine Omelette
My favourite is the Pork with Potatoes (RM8.80) as this is my ultimate comfort dish – something I used to eat (and cook) a lot during my childhood years. I used to shape minced pork into balls, deep fry them before cooking with the potatoes. Lammeeya’s version uses sliced pork but still, the dish does remind me of home… such nostalgia!
Pork with Potatoes
The double-boiled nutritious soups in Lammeeya are not to be missed. There is quite a good selection such as Watercress Soup, White Radish Soup, Old Cucumber Soup, Tomatoes Soup and Ginseng Chicken Soup. Prices for soups start at RM8.80 upwards.
BBQ Meats Pot Rice
Lammeeya outlets are located at:
Damansara Uptown: 45G, Jalan SS21/37 Tel: 03-77269513
Empire Shopping Gallery @ LG31 Tel: 03-50222050
1-Utama LG 333A, New Wing Tel: 03-77274877
Paradigm Shopping Mall @ 2F31 Tel: 03-78868753