A few times I drive pass by this place, it is always full with people and got me very curious. Only then found out that they are one of the new famous 大头啦啦煲 Dai Tao Lala Pot at Kepong, KL. They are famous for Charcoal Claypot Lala Pot. Decided to check them out this Kepong Lalal Pot and I kiasu to come early at 5.30 pm after reading at some of the comments. The queue can go as crazy as 2 hours wait. When I reach, I can even see some tables already finishing up eating where they open at 5pm. Quite crazy eaters.
First time here, we decided and go for 2 charcoal claypot. This is Dai Tao Signature Soup @ RM 38 per kg clams which is the star of the day. You can see that many tables just take phone out and shoot as most of the diners will suddenly jump up. First is to make the claypot hot ontop of the flaming charcoal. They have a quick stir fry on some ingredients. Add in clams, soup then let it boil.
Moments later, the clams is ready, do beware that time it agak agak 2-3 minutes then its ready to eat. If not will be over cooked then the fresh claims will shrink. Add in Chinese Rice wine to stir up the flavour (by the way it is also free flow for the Chinese rice wine to add into soup) You need to be fast to finish the lala in the pot or best advise to scoop up all of it and enjoy at the sides.Broth
is mild spicy from ginger taste, hint of Chinese wine (but you can add more) to give you the extra punch of flavours. Clams flavour is there. I personally feel that to drink half of the soup enjoy it before allowing them to add on the soup base. The first soup base is always the best. Next pot we trying their Pork Stomach Soup with White Peppercorn @ RM38. Those of you cant take the strong version then this might be suitable for you to enjoy longevity of drinking. Mild peppery, nice after taste of broth and pretty decent broth to be as steamboat. Chicken meat is soft. I see other table order Namyu Fried Chicken, and it seems looks good. Order along. Turns out to be better than expected as they use fresh chicken to fry. Skin is crispy, not too salty and well balance of namyu taste is there, yet not too overpowering.We are ready to dig in.
I see other people making this sauce and I also follow along. Very simple. Just mix everything in the ingredients section. Just beware that their chili paid is very spicy. I am sure you will blow fire after eat it yet quite addictive. Its a mixture of garlic, parsley, chili pady and Chives.
Tiger Prawns were really fresh @ RM22.90, Thousand Layer Beef Tripes @ RM 18.90 , Hokkaido Scallops @ RM 28 , Marble Pork Slice @ RM 15.90, Signature Fish Paste @ RM 18.20After you finish you first round of soup, time to add in all the extra extra ingredients. I am not a fish ball person but their Fu Zhou Fish Ball @ RM 12.90 is a must order. Love the bounciness and the texture of it. Pretty good.
We were lucky to get a table outside. Even though its hot we pray for luck to get windy wind.enjoy unlimited refill of soupbase.
Inside here is warm. If got opp do sit outside, no choice then sit in side and wear your bikini and beach wear.If you are looking for a steamboat place in Kepong, you might want to consider this as one of the option. Be prepare to queue on weekend as I did kaypo and ask the manager there. They open at 5pm and they have people start queing at 4.30pm. If you bring your kids, do becarefull as people are moving with charcoal stove.
大头啦啦煲 Dai Tao Lala
Pot C-G-6, Fortune Avenue, Block C,
Jalan Metro Perdana 3,
Taman Usahawan Kepong
Operating Hours: 5pm– 2am