Lek Lek Restaurant (亚烈家乡小食档) @ Seri Kembangan

Any adventurous foodie must have at least ventured into Seri Kembangan once or twice in search of some scrumptious food item – be it the famous Pan Mee or Yong Tau Foo. So we did just that. Armed with our wallets and hungry stomachs we ventured into this Chinese dominant village and sought out the famed Restoran Lek Lek. 

A word of caution though. Do not take this for Lek Lek at Pusat Perdagangan, which operates in a beautiful multi-storey building with air-condition. On the contrary, this is a typical home turned restaurant with zinc roof, plastic tables and chairs, the place where it all started, the “original” and the “birthplace” of  Restoran Lek Lek.

IMG_2417This place was nothing extravagant. No a/c whatsoever. I doubt it has been re-decorated since the 70′s and the wait staffs weren’t there to give you a warm welcome nor service. The food was the main attraction, so don’t let their abrupt nature put you off. What the restaurant did have besides good food was the hum of people chatting and enjoying their food. There was often laughter and beer bottle clinking in the air. This is definitely a venue to enjoy with a group.  

IMG_2420Signature Deep Fried Threadfin/化骨龙/酿鱼 @ RM 36.00 ~ The following dish is somewhat an interesting one and being Lek Lek’s creation, the pioneer of this signature dish, it was certainly impressive. The Ma Yao fish was served whole, deboned and reconstructed with fish paste being stuffed back again together with the skin intact. It was then deep fried and doused with simple soy sauce and scallions.  Every bite is aromatic and full of flavor. One fish would barely be enough.

IMG_2445The fish paste was suprisingly tasty with a bouncy texture

IMG_2423Stir-fry Potato Leaves/清炒番薯叶 @ RM 8.00 ~ For our greens, we had a plate of Potato Leaves to complete our fibre intake of the day. Simple vegetable dish was comfort food and had a nice crunch to it.

IMG_2430Poached Village Chicken/白斩菜园鸡 @ RM 38.00/½ bird ~  Fresh yellow skinned village chicken was gelatinous with its succulent and juicy meat falling off the bone. Done well and was exceptionally yummy. The homemade dipping sauce was also zingers. We were lucky as we managed to get 1/2 of the last bird so, my word of advise is to order beforehand as they prepare only a few for the day. 

IMG_2435Claypot Salted Fish and Pork Belly/咸鱼花腩煲 @ RM 12.00 ~ This was not as fragrant as I expected and was an epic fail. The dried chili didn’t seem to serve any purpose, neither did the raw onions and the abundance of ginger slices.  The salted fish was barely present. It was almost like eating pork slices mixed with dark soya sauce. I guess this dish wasn’t their forte.

IMG_2447Deep fried bean curd/海鲜豆腐 @ RM 8.00 ~ We did not order this but was mistakenly delivered to our table. We happily walloped everything without hesitation as it looked yummy. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this was served with chili sauce and mayonnaise dipping. 

The total bill came to be RM 114.00 (steamed rice & a pot Chinese tea included), pretty reasonable for 4a/2c. Besides what we’ve ordered, they also have many other specialties and one being the famous Curry Fish Head/咖喱鱼头 which we’ll certainly come back to savour. So, If you’re willing to drive all the way to Seri Kembangan, Lek Lek certainly won’t leave you disappointed. This place is popular on most days of the week with locals. Weekends are even worse, so book ahead! 

  • Restoran Lek Lek (亚烈家乡小食档)
  • No. 97, Jalan Sekolah SK 3/10
  • 43300 Seri Kembangan
  • Selangor Darul Ehsan
  • Mobile – 016-312 9789/061-246 8858
  • Business hours – 1700-2330
  • Closed – Every Wednesday fortnight
  • GPS Coordinates
  • N03°01.527  E101°42.080
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17 Responses to Lek Lek Restaurant (亚烈家乡小食档) @ Seri Kembangan

  1. Mark says:

    Hey bro.. I must try this. When can we go? I simply love chicken, especially poached ones. I make necessary arrangements with our gang ok!

  2. Ella says:

    Hey Sumptuous… the tofu was good but the chicken was a little tough that day but still very tasty. I ordered the curry fish head which was good. You ought try! Maybe we go together on a Sunday evening coz I didn’t get enough of it that night.

  3. May Yee says:

    Sumptuous, you unearthed yet another gem in this eating haven. Can’t wait to try. Good review, great photos and certainly a great blog to follow!

  4. Yee Ling says:

    Tried the other one (new shop lot) which sells some identical dish like the fish and chicken. Will check this out soon. Always like your recommendations. Keep it up!

  5. Debbie says:

    Wei wei… how come never bring me along? You know I always enjoy eating at this kinda place. The fish! Sluurrps! I make arrangements ok?

  6. Derrick says:

    Heard so much of this place but differs from the one you reviewed. I personally prefer the one you blogged. It gives me a feel of home. The way you described the chicken makes me drooling now!

  7. Julianna says:

    I went with my sister and the food you recommended didn’t fail to impress. You’re the best!

  8. Danny says:

    Went last night and waited for 25 minutes for a table! Chicken oso ran out! Basket! Should have called like you suggested! Will go again this weekend! Wanna join?

  9. Bali Tour says:

    Great information

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