When it comes to Roast Duck there are two already well-known restaurants to go for in Petaling Jaya and they are Loong Foong Seafood and Sunrise. They are open at different hours though – one for lunch and the other for dinner so I guess there is no conflict of interest between them. Not too long ago me and my makan buddies craved for roast duck and since we could all only meet for dinner, Loong Food was the natural choice.
It is important to pre-order your duck to avoid any disappointment especially if you are coming in a fairly large group. You would not want to come all the way here just to be told they have run out of duck, even though you could see some still hanging at the stall.
Given their fame, the roast duck here does not come cheap but it won’t burn a hole in your pocket either. For RM50 you get the entire bird, delicious with an expectedly crispy skin and juicy meat that justify its price and reputation.
All I can say is we got what we came for and satiated our roast duck craving alright. But sadly, the same could not be said for the some of the dishes we had that same night.
We have tried all the signature dishes here before and we wanted something new. Hence the Three Treasure Pork @ RM40 was recommended. Like the name suggests, there are three types of meat in the pot such as pork knuckle, pork meat and meat balls. As a whole the dish is not bad, somewhat akin to Kung Pao style but we found the meat balls to taste a bit funky as in too gingery for our liking.
Ginger and scallion fish @ RM32 – I don’t see how any chef could screw this up.
Salted Egg Prawns @ RM50 was a big let down mainly because they are overcooked (or overfried?) to the point that the flesh is tough and rubbery. Even the salted egg coating felt like eating biscuit. This was the most expensive dish of the night yet it was pretty much untouched until the end of the meal. It is definitely not worthy of the price we paid for if you ask me.
Yam Ring with Kung Pao Squid @ RM24 – not bad but not spectacular either, it just hits the expectations. The contrasting textures of the various ingredients in the dish was enjoyable.
After two not-so-convincing meals at Loong Foong I think I will just stick to having only the roast duck here. In both occasions it was the only dish we found good enough to justify a revisit.
Loong Foong Seafood Restaurant
1 Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount,
46300 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7876 9045