Lao Gang & LSY

January 22, 2012

One could spend a year eating out in Puchong & not finish visiting all the restaurants here. Let's take the first step, starting with two Chinese outlets _ Lao Gang & LSY Claypot.

Lao Gang's pork knuckle is a behemoth for RM48. Irrefutably succulent, enveloped in a melt-in-the-mouth layer of fat & crisply flavorful skin.

Claypot chicken with yam. Comfort food, pure & simple.

Battered squid with onions. Surprisingly tangy; must be something in the sauce.

Macau prawns, soaked in creamy, tomato-based gravy. Not bad, but not brilliant.

Escargots with scrambled egg in puff pastry. A fun combo; the morsels of pleasantly chewy snails contrast well with the milky eggs.

Mantis prawns. Tastes like crunchy, calorie-laden junk food.

Macau tomato eggs with pork slices. Skip this steaming heap of way-too-tart glop.

Silky bean curd, topped unfortunately with a hillock of horribly salty fried radish.

Mixed veggies. Prices here are fair; this massive meal cost slightly under RM180.

OK, next up: LSY Claypot, a five-minute drive from Lao Gang.

It's worth visiting LSY just for the claypot chicken rice. Bristling with sweet meat & pork sausages, it's a carb-protein combo that's so aromatic & so addictive.

Porridge, thick & tasty. Would be even better with a sprinkling of pork intestines.

Claypot loh shu fun. Excellent; we really should have Chinese food more often.

Chunks of chicken wings, stuffed with veggies & what-not. Finger-lickin' good.

The sole misfire at LSY: limp slivers of pork trotters, drowned in watery soy sauce.

A little green goes a long way. Ergo, a little green is more than enough.

Lao Gang,
Jalan Puteri 1/8, Bandar Puteri Puchong.

LSY Claypot,
Jalan Puteri 2/4, Bandar Puteri Puchong.