The folks in Bukit Jelutong are a lucky lot. With Lam’s Kitchen housed in the neighbourhood mall dishing out delectable food, they certainly have it good, as far as family and casual dining is concerned. Located just next to Jaya Grocer’s, the simple set-up does not undermine the delicious food coming out from the kitchen.
Their Wantan Noodles blew me away. I’m always on the lookout for good wantan noodles and coming from Ipoh, I’m very particular about it, preferring the noodles to be al dente rather than the softer version often served here in the Klang Valley. The wantan noodles here are stringier and have that bitey texture which can only be described as “QQ” or bouncily al dente. Crunchy Chinese cabbage is served on the side instead of the usual choysum and the tossing sauce has a lovely umami taste that can only come from premium oyster and soya sauces.
I had my wantan noodles topped with their signature Cha Siew and Roast Pork (RM12.80). The cha siew was exquisite, tastily marinated and with even layers of lean and fatty meat that just disintegrate in the mouth. The roast pork was not shabby either – the crunchy skin was just superb.
The wantan noodles were so good we just had to order another plate and this time we opted for cha siew and prawn wantan. The huge plump wantans were bursting with flavours from the generous filling of minced pork and whole succulent prawns.
Our order of Roast Pork Fried Rice (RM11.30) had whole pieces of roast pork in it. Even before tasting it, I knew it would be exploding with “wok hei” simply by the look of the shiny rice grains dotted with eggs and spring onions. True enough, every spoonful of the slightly spicy rice (thanks to the addition of XO sauce) was incredibly delicious. This is definitely a must-order item, especially for lovers of fried rice.
The Curry Mee (RM9.80) is on their list of Daily Specials. The curry was fragrant from the coconut milk and spices. I found it to be rather mild but this can be quickly rectified by dunking in more of their curry sambal. It also didn’t have my favourite cockles but I can’t complain about the generous portions of tofu puffs, fried beancurd skin, fried aubergine, long beans, minced pork balls and poached chicken packed into the bowl of noodles.
We tried their Deep-fried Salt & Pepper Pork Chops (RM16.80). Done “typhoon shelter” style, there were lots of chopped garlic, chillies and spring onions piled on top of the tender deep-fried pork cutlets. It’s good to go with rice or noodles.
Besides noodles and rice dishes, Lam’s Kitchen actually serves a host of other dishes, including all kinds of Hongkong-style roast meats, claypot items, double-boiled soups, one-dish meals and even dim sum.
GL2 No.1 Plaza Jelutong
Persiaran Gerbang Utama
40150 Shah Alam
GPS: 3.1001803, 101.5367539
Opens daily from 10am till 9.30pm