Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lat Tong, Kajang Claypot Spicy Soup, Kajang Food


Location of Lat Tong and other areas of Kajang Town
Courtesy of Yu Hua School Kajang

Years ago I was told that Kajang's clay pot "Lat Tong" (hot spicy soup of chicken or pieces of pork meat) originated from Semenyih and spread to Kajang and after that it became popular. This Kajang food is a very popular dish. I did not have the opportunity to verify their origins. I have tried the "Lat Tong" at a few places but somehow felt that this little side restaurant located at Jalan Mendaling tasted very good. If you are coming from Maybank Kajang, go past the right angle turn and notice a side lane on the left, you will notice two eatery shops where the first sells noodles and the second is the "Lat Tong" but both do not display any noticeable shop names.

This "Lat Tong" should not be mistaken for the normal hot pepper soup but instead uses lots of ginger and other ingredients. Also available is the clay pot "Fah Tiew Kai" (chicken in special sauce) and clay pot "Chee Keok Shin" (sour pork leg). On the 7th of September 2007, three friends, two from Ipoh and one from KL en route to Malacca to attend a Shaklee Advanced Leadership Seminar stop by in Kajang to have "Lat Tong" for breakfast. They have heard about it from me and were eager to taste them.

There were 5 of us so we ordered "Lat Tong", "Fah Tiew Kai" and "Chee Keok Shin" to go with rice, KC ordered porridge. After a few bites, everyone commented that it tasted very good. The chef of this delicacies is uncle Tony, he looks more like a Kung Fu master than a cook and he speaks English besides the various Chinese dialects. He has operated this shop for 9 years this coming November. Incidentally this shop is known as Hong Kong Lat Tong (in Mandarin) that was given by some patrons years ago. So when some guest came from Hong Kong and commented they have not heard of it in Hong Kong.

Next time you are around either for breakfast or lunch why not try the Kajang Famous "Lat Tong" dish.






















13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you give some Directions to this Lat Tong place?

Flipper said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thanks for your request that requires me to extract the location to the Lat Tong place

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your very detailed Map of Kajang. Am moving to Kajang soon and will be checking out your Blog more oftern.

Keep up the great work

DL

Flipper said...

Dear Anonymous,

Welcome to Kajang

Anonymous said...

i never try the lat tong from there.. mostly went to sg chua there.. =p

Anonymous said...

In facts, you should try the Sungai Chua lat tong!

Swee Ping said...

Wow, this lat tong place is my favorite stall!

P.s: This site is so cool :D

Anonymous said...

how much does it cost?suitable for how many ppl?

Flipper said...

Eerrr actually I am not sure, usually after eating I just ask for bill. One claypot with 2 bowl (s) of rice should cost around rm 9 - 10.

Anonymous said...

http://kajangfood.blogspot.com/

There is more to Kajang food then meets the eye! I love the food in Kajang! Good, reasonable priced for Klang Valley!

Anonymous said...

hey ,Taman kajang jaya jalan 7 got 1 coffee shop fried rice and curry mee so tasty...
once u try u will always want to eat ..

坚持不懈 said...

taman kajang jaya,jalan 7 , fried rice and curry mee very good....

坚持不懈 said...

taman kajang jaya, jalan 7
mee curry and fried rice , must try!!!!