Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Restoran Lan Je @ Puchong, Selangor

I first tried this steamed fish some time in the year 2013 at their Desa Aman Puri outlet and have been hooked since then. Originating from Rawang, today they have a number of outlets across the Klang Valley. Being in Puchong this evening, we decided to try their Bandar Puteri Puchong outlet which is located along Jalan Puteri 4/9.

Restoran Lan Je Along Jalan Puteri 4/9
In Bandar Puteri, they occupy two shop units. Both units are air-conditioned and business has always been good for them. This outlet is located not too far from Puteri Mart, along the newly built shop units which is quite close to the MRT station.Parking is a huge problem here but worry not. Drive along the inner road that takes you to the rear of the shop. There is ample of space to park there and that's like a dedicated parking space for this restaurant. Ordering here is quite simple, all their items are listed on the board along with the prices. You just have to choose your items and as far as the fish goes, pick either medium spicy or super spicy. I have tried most of the items at this restaurant except that it was at the Desa Aman Puri branch and they were all just so so except for the fish which was excellent. These item that I had tried include their Tofu dish, a number of vegetables, Salted Prawn, Steamed Prawns and their chicken dish. Kindly note that this is a Pork Free restaurant.

Medium Spicy Steamed Fish @ RM 18.00
They only use Black Tilapia Fish for this dish and no other fish types are available. Many avoid this Black Tilapia as they tend to have a stench but that is not the case here. The fish is perfectly cleaned and cooked and all stench is removed. Generally, they are priced from around RM 16 to RM 19, depending on the size and this one today was RM 18.00 . In 2013, their base price for this very same fish was RM 12.00 . Well with all prices gone up, it is only fair for them to price it higher and even then, a similar fish of the similar size would at least be priced at RM 25 onwards and comparing that, they are still very much cheaper. Price aside, the fish was excellent. The fish is steamed with lots of garlic and bird eye chilies and the aroma is amazing . I usually go for the medium spicy as that is good enough for me. Maybe next time, I should try their super spicy instead. I have walked past their kitchen and observed that they stack the plates up in rattan baskets and steam them using the conventional methods. Perhaps that is where the taste comes from. For me, this dish is excellent and I would rate it at a perfect 10/10 . One thing that amazes me is how they can have the taste so consistent across all their outlets. Even if I was blindfolded and tasted this dish, I would still be able to tell if it's from Lan Je or not. That's how good it was. 

Steamed Prawns with Ginger @ RM 23.00
For RM 23.00, it came with eleven medium sized prawns laden with loads of ginger, garlic and chili. The prawns were absolutely awesome, never did it expect this to be this good. It seems that going forward my must order dishes here would be their steamed fish and this steamed prawns. You have to taste it to know how good it was. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the dish and I would rate this at 9/10. .

If you love steamed fish and steamed prawns, then this place is a must try. I for one have definitely been hooked on to this fish. The recipe here is very much different to the rest and it is definitely a taste to remember. I for sure would definitely return again soon.

Address: No. 16-G & 18-G, Jalan Puteri 4/9, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.

Opening Hours: 1000 - 2100 Daily

Telephone: +6012 522 9391

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