5-1, Jalan USJ 21/7
47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 6012-662 6389 / 6012-255 5302
FB : Leong’s Kitchenette
Business Hours :
Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ; 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ; Sat – Sun 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Closed on last Wednesday & Thursday of the month
Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently found a hidden gem in Subang Jaya for lip-smacking crabs and delicious home-cooked taste Chinese foods without burning a hole at your pocket.
Located at USJ21 very near to the Main Place, Leong’s Kitchenette is a simple Chinese restaurant that runs by a husband and wife team. This restaurant has been a popular dining destination for the folks that’s living and working around USJ21, especially during the peak lunch hour and relaxing dinner time.
Mackerel Fried Porridge (RM10.50)
A secret recipe passed down from Joeslin’s dad, Leong’s Kitchenette serves 5 types of tummy-warming Fried Porridge, namely the Mackerel (RM10.50), Abalone Sliced (RM12), Minced Meat (RM6.50), Salted Egg (RM6.50) and Century Egg (RM7), at a reasonable good portion to satisfy your hunger with home-cooked taste.
First, chef fried the shredded ginger with egg and de-boned fried shredded mackerel to bring out the flavor, before boiled it together with fragrant chicken broth and plain porridge. Upon serving, premium sesame oil, chopped scallions and preserved vegetable will placed on top for the garnishing as well as to give an extra nice flavor to the fried porridge.
Diners can also have additional salted egg or century egg in their fried porridge for RM1.50.
Hong Kong Style Fried Chicken Wings (RM14 Regular ; RM22 Large)
Simply delicious to indulge, chef fried the chicken wings till golden brown crisp with an enticing saltish coating on the outside. Although it’s a fried dish, I found that it was not too oily, perfect for the kids as well.
Salt Baked Crab (RM65 per kg)
Sometimes I encountered sad experience when the flavor was just coated on the outside but not the flesh. Wok-baked in fragrant margarine and salt, Leong’s Kitchenette Salt Baked Mud Crab (500 to 600 gram per crab) was really exceptional to me. The distinct taste of saltiness complemented very well with the mud crab’s natural fresh sweetness. Slowly sucking the superb flavor from every bite of the firm texture, I was a happy crab eater.
Milky Spicy Crab (RM65 per kg)
There’s just something so addictively good about this Milky Spicy Mud Crab (500 to 600 gram per crab), which is also one of Joeslin’s dad proud signature dishes. Cooked with homemade unique spicy paste and evaporated milk for the creaminess, tasted so heavenly, it’s bound to leave you for wanting more.
It is not a complete crab gastronomic experience without the crispy Fried Mantao. Served at 6 pieces for RM4, diners can also order an extra bowl of the tantalizing spicy milky crab gravy for just RM3 only with order of the crab dishes.
There’s an on-going promotion of Live Crabs available at Leong’s Kitchenette, with pricing RM65 per kg instead of normal price RM85 per kg (required a minimum order of 2 crabs per flavour).
Claypot Curry Fish Head (RM22 Regular ; RM32 Large)
The house specialty including this curry fish head, a popular local dish amongst the Chinese restaurant’s customers. To go with all the thick flavorful curry gravy and vegetables as well as the meaty fish head, I had to order one more bowl of rice and devoured every last bite of these satisfying goodness.
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