Sunday, January 13, 2013

A secret dining place @ Secret of Louisiana, Kelana Jaya

I recently discover a secret dining place hidden by the lakeside at Kelana Jaya. I can't believe that evethough I have used the road passing by Plaza Kelana Jaya so many hundred times over the past few years, I've never really visited this dining place. It maybe difficult to spot this restaurant in broad daylight but when night falls, you can see this place brightly lit from the otherside of the lake. That's where the Secret of Louisiana is located.

Along with Huai Bin, Suanie, Shahzeeq and I, we had a night full of Chef's recommended cuisine from Louisiana.

 Seafood Gumbo RM22.90
 This is an assorted seafood with thick creamy sauce, seasoned with herbs and cheese, and then served with garlic toasts.I find this very nice as it is different from the usual liver pate spread that we would have as appetisers in most restaurants.
 
Seafood Jambalaya RM33.90
According to the restaurant, this is an authentic Cajun dish which is something like a Spanish Paella. It has rice cooked with a fresh assortment of seafood, sausages, tomatoes, corn, celery, mushrooms and fresh herbs. The rice is moist and resembles a risotto and the taste is very flavourful. However, I secretly hope that they would have put in more seafood.

 Treasure of The Sea RM38.90
This is a red snapper fish fillet marinated with a Cajun spice mix and then seared on a hot cask iron with butter. It's served with Cajun vegetables. I like the sauce wjere you can taste the butter and the fish was fresh and seared until crispy on the outside. I can still remember Shah's reaction when he saw this. He went like, "whoah..." Hahahah

 Louisiana Famous Shrimp Scampi RM30.90
This is one of the most popular pasta dish under their pasta section. It's spaghetti cooked in garlic and butter together with 5 pieces of grilled large prawns, tomatoes and lemon. I like the lemons which give this dish a lift in taste and tangy hints which goes well with the butter sauce. There's still room for improvement on this dish as I felt that the spaghetti was a little overcooked and lacked the al-dente texture.

 
 This is how we take beautiful food pictures even in dim lighting. Kudos to the smartphone flashlight!
 
Nut and Seed Layered Chicken RM32.90
The chicken breast fillet is grilled with Cajun spice, layered with organic nuts and seeds and perched on top of a lightly mashed potato and carrot base. The dish is then drizzled in a fig chutney sauce giving it the sweetness which matches the chicken very well together with the roasted nuts. I like this dish due to the contrasting textures on the palate but I think it would have been better if the chicken is more tender.

 Chef Elvin Goh and his wife runs this restaurant here. And he's a friendly chap who would come out and talk to his customers. The wine list is also specially selected by him to match the dishes that he serves at this restaurant.


We all had so much fun taking pictures, sharing our food and then stories and catching up. I'll be there again on Monday 14th Jan for their wine dinner which is jointly held together with the US Embassy to appreciate the essence of Cajun cuisine. Can't wait!!! More info on their website here.


Secret of Louisiana            
Block D-01-01
Jalan SS7/13A,
Plaza Kelana Jaya @ The Lake 
47301, Petaling Jaya

Tel: +603 - 7875 5230

15 comments:

suanie said...

see you tonight!

Sean said...

gumbo & jambalaya! two dishes i wish were available more widely in KL. seems so difficult to find them, heh. the versions here in kelana jaya look tasty =)

ulric said...

The Seafood Gumbo is gonna be good with lotsa bread...hehe =)

KY said...

this place is a winner, I had their lamb rack before it was super yums!

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TheJessicat said...

I've always loved jambalaya. This one really looks good and wholesome! :D Glad you guys had a fun time <3

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Huai Bin said...

All hail the light! :D

Good meeting up with you again Eiling! :D

missyblurkit said...

Seafood jamalaya looks comforting!

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