For the first of many annual #porkgang cny reunion dinner, it definitely had to be special. We considered a lot of places but eventually settled on eating poon choi because it’s auspicious, delicious and most importantly, humongous.
We kept landing on Restoran LYJ when googling “poon choi” and after reading blog reviews by Lyrical Lemongrass and Babe in the City, we decided that it was THE place to go for a huge pot of yummy goodies.
We almost didn’t get a table because the place was fully booked but luckily, someone cancelled their table so we were back in, all 15 of us. The restaurant isn’t that easy to find unless you’re familiar with Sungai Buloh or use GPS.
Restoran LYJ entrance.
We got there at around 7pm and it was quite empty but quickly filled up as minutes passed. You can see that it’s been endorsed by multiple celebrities.
When I saw this sign I didn’t think much of it, but then Kerol pointed it out and said it’s “chu yao lou farn”. My interest was piqued and my salivary glands ran amok.
If you don’t read chinese, it means heaven served with rice, hehehe.
Typical old school chinese restaurant.
Although we were very excited about the poon choi, deep inside we were a bit worried that it may not be able to feed 15 mouths, so we asked the waitress what to recommend as additional dishes. The waitress was like, “You sure ah? Let the poon choi come 1st then you decide”.
Variety of dipping sauces – indication of what’s ahead.
While waiting for food to arrive, I browsed through the menus and spotted this:
Patin fish with D U R I A N. WTF?? Must try.
We took the RM480 one cause we wanted abalone and oysters.
But it’s Chinese New Year, so of course must “lou sang”. We ordered a small portion of yee sang just for symbolism.
Ganas “lou sang” going on.
At last, the poon choi reached our table!
Check this beauty out!
First layer only.
Took a while to devour the 1st layer…
2nd layer and cannot finish.
I even wore my glasses so I could pick out what to take easier hahahaha.
But the #porkgang is never satisfied. We also ordered 10 bowls of “chu yau lou farn” or pork lard mixed in rice to eat with the poon choi goodies.
Best rice I have ever eaten. So oily, so fluffy, every bite taste of pork goodness. Hmmm. Hmmm…..
And now, the people who were there:
Me and ST and Kerol photobombing.
And at the end, all I want to say is that this restaurant is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! The poon choi comes with a big plate of kailan and a plate of fruits. Lucky we didn’t order any additional food because portion was ginormous and even 15 people couldn’t finish. The taste was generally finger lickin’ good. Some may find specific stuff not to their liking but that’s the beauty of poon choi, other people may like what you don’t like and vice versa.
We had a very satisfying CNY reunion dinner indeed :D
PT 11, Jalan Perkhidmatan, Kampung Baru,
47000 Sungai Buloh.
Tel: 03-6140 2698
*If you’re using malsingmaps on your GPS, you can search for “LYJ”, it will come out!