Lala with Soy Sauce–My Favorite Childhood Dish
March 29th, 2007 18 Comments

Lala with Soy Sauce–My Favorite Childhood Dish

Stir-fried La La with Soy Sauce

Despite my newly acquired gear, I haven’t had time to cook lately because of work. Here is a dish I made when I was home in Malaysia a few weeks ago. This is my favorite childhood dish–stir-fried la la (a type of clams found in Malaysia) with soy sauce. The sweetness of the la la plus the savory sauce, mmm, I could eat this forever.

If only I could find this kind of clams in the United States.

What’s your favorite childhood dish?


18 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Anonymous says:

    Aww, I like this lala dish with soy sauce. It is very good with white rice, just scoop up the juice and eat with the rice.

  2. Kenny Mah says:

    O! I love lala! But I’ve never had it homecooked before; usually I have it outside in restaurants when I go out with a group of friends. A must have…

    My fav childhood dish? A steaming hot bowl of chicken peppercorn soup the way my Mom does it — extra peppercorns! And I’ll still crunch some extra black pepper over my bowl! I lovelovelove spicy food! :)

  3. Flower says:

    My nanny used to cook this but she only put some lemongrass and boil it. Yummy. My favourite childhood dish, hot rice, butter and ikan goreng. Sometimes I will have it without butter but with some thick soy sauce (kicap manis pekat) and ikan goreng. It has to be ikan kembong and no other ikan. Simply delish…..

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ooh La La! Yummy! Love it. One of my fav childhood dish is bread dip in curry chicken sauce.

  5. team BSG says:

    hey u not scared these shells contain sand or mud ah ? Even in developed USA?

    but lala Chong Subang is just great and u have missed it once ! Do not, twice ok

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi ! Accidentaly stumble upon your blog. Your pictures are really yummy looking.

    Lala can’t be found in S’pore too. Although there are lots of them in M’sia.
    This is one of my favourite seafood too- fried with preserved soy beans,ginger,onions and garlic.

    Will definetly visit again.

  7. Nate 2.0 says:

    As long as I’m looking at that picture, my salivary glands won’t stop! Wonderful!

  8. Claude-Olivier says:


    La la, what a sweet name for these little things…

    For me it was…a special cake my grand mother did…gateau au vin cuit…reduces pears juice..just the paradis

    See you
    Have a very nice week-end

  9. tigerfish says:

    Sing “This is RM’s childhood dish, la la la la la…la la la la” (sing to tune of that xmas song…kekekke)!
    I can’t remember my childhood dish :O
    I just have childhood tidbits like Twisties, and Kaka.
    You eat La La since young arh? No wonder you love shellfish so much lah, coz you grew up with them.
    I love my shellfish both this way and the spicy way :)

  10. nung says:

    Stumble upon your site looking for restaurant.
    Have you tried Tropika @ Tustin



  11. Passionate Eater says:

    My favorite childhood dish was spaghetti and meatballs. Looking at your post, I wish I grew up with you!

  12. Anonymous says:

    oo…this is my favourite childhood dish as well.
    i would pile them up like a mini mountain!! if only they have this in Australia as well..hhaaha
    I remembered my granny used to put them in a jar and with chopped chillis and ginger, filled it with soy sauce…’s yummmy!!


  13. Keropok Man says:

    yum yum

    makes me wanna go and have them soon.

  14. shortcake says:

    I’ve always love lala, ever since I can remember. I can eat kilos of it! I have a few recipes given by my grandma and aunts. I can share it with you, if you want.

  15. Barathi says:

    Yes this lala with soy sauce is indeed very yummy. Thank you for sharing the lala with soy sauce recipe.

  16. Tyler says:

    Just found your website n I think it’s excellent! Malaysian in Townsville, Australia here. :)

    I love those mini la las (that’s what I call em), though u have to eat a lot of em to be full haha. Mum always tells us that that’s what she used to eat as a girl. My favorite childhood dish… urr… shepherd’s pie? I didn’t start appreciating Malaysian food till later in life. :P

  17. Gina says:

    HI!! I love all ur recipes !! i never actually cooked before but i want to start now ! i love lala with soy sauce… but i cant seem to view the recipe… has it been removed?

  18. Jas See says:

    Hi, love LaLa. But not able to view recipe ;(

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