Monday, February 15, 2010

Secret of Louisiana @ Plaza Kelana Jaya, PJ

Cajun restaurant in a new-ish commercial area in Kelana Jaya...

Wow. This place is so near to where I live and I had never checked it out....
(*blush* What kind of food blogger am I, right? Haha...)

Anyway, Louisiana is a new-ish restaurant in the Plaza Kelana Jaya commercial area (built around where Kelana Jaya Seafood used to be). It's still quite quiet, with not all the shop lots occupied, so the great side effect is that parking is relatively easy to find:
A few steps away from the restaurant....

There is a nice al fresco dining area at the restaurant, next to lake...
(Good for a romantic dinner date? V Day is just past but it's never too late...):
Covered, but open air dining area outside....

The menu had a good variety but was strangely, weighted towards Italian food. Anyway, we decided that since we were at a Cajun restaurant, we should choose well, Cajun food lah.

So, we started with the Seafood Gumbo (RM 19.90++):
Our gumbo....

Recommended by SooJ, this dish did not disappoint - a rich, cheese-y, savoury start to our dinner. :)
(Went well with the crunchy garlic bread on the side, but be careful - I suspect this dish can induce jelak-ness due to how heavy it is)

For our main, we shared the Special Mixed Grill (RM 38.90++):
A platter of protein....

Overall, not bad:
- grilled fish: The simple slice of dory(?) really stood out to me... Sprinkled with spices and grilled till crisp on the outside but still tender inside. Yummy! :)
- grilled prawns, chicken and lamb cutlets: Not bad. Medium tenderness and fairly tasty.

We also had the Seafood Jambalaya (RM 29.90++):
Carb overdose?....

Um, this tasted like seafood paella cooked with a tomato based sauce - maybe my tastebuds are not clever enough to pinpoint whatever special Cajun spices they used in this?

Don't get me wrong though - it tasted pretty good if you're looking for a hearty, carb-y meal. Just watch out for the killer sour slices of lemon hidden inside the rice.
(Accidentally bit into one and was like ">_<")
(Pat sort of laughed at me then he accidentally ate one too... Haha... )

For dessert, we chose the Mango and banana crumble (RM 13.90++):
Our dessert....

Overall, it wasn't great but it wasn't really bad either - sweet and sour chunks of fruits under a slightly starchy layer of pastry, and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Worth a mention is the Golden Margarita (RM 24++) that I boozed on that night:
Yay for alcoholic beverages!....

Not bad! :)
Had some kick to it (although would have preferred more *lol*)....

So, it's: Simple but nice ambience at the side of a (man made) lake, fairly wide range of Italian and Cajun food for reasonable prices, friendly waiters BUT desserts are only just ok, and not sure exactly how authentically Cajun it is (can't comment much, never been to that part of the US)....


Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

The Secret Of Louisiana @ Plaza Kelana Jaya, PJ
Block D-01-01, Jalan SS7/13A, Plaza Kelana Jaya, 47301 PJ

Taste: 6
Ambience : 7
Service : 7
Price** : RM50++ per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7875 5230
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat - 11.30am till late, Sun - 5.30pm till late

Website: Click here

NO PORK SERVED



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10 comments:

qwazymonkey said...

nice find! Never ventured into that part of town since the Seafood place closed down.

Time for a visit i'd say. Happy CNY!

QuiRkY-Malaysia said...

Happy CNY! Louisiana cooking.. is it something like bubba gump?

minchow said...

Ooh nice! For some strange reason I've had an aversion to Kelana Jaya, ignorant of the good eats within. For Cajun, I shall venture forth! Happy Chinese New Year!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

My lunch experience wasn't so good here..but I guess it's because I went for their pasta buffet. =P

Happy CNY babe!

J said...

to qwazymonkey:
Hope you like it...
Actually, there are quite a few other new restaurants there too - wanna go try them out together-gether? :)

to QuiRkY-Malaysia:
Actually, it is not like Bubba Gump at all (so far lah, for the dishes I tried)... but its funny because there are a lot of Italian dishes there too. :)

to minchow:
I hope you like it... I thought it was ok... better than average but not sure how authentically Cajun it is. :)

to Bangsar-bAbE:
Hmmm... That's bad that you didn't enjoy it... It's not that it's fantastic, but so far it's not bad lah. :)

Happy CNY to you too! You in town this week? Maybe we can do lunch again.

thenomadGourmand said...

there's atr "authentic" Italian plc down a few doors..but tho i stay so near, I hardly venture here either..

J said...

to theNomadGourmand:
Yeah - funny hor? How we usually end up going further away for food and not looking just around the corner! Haha....

Anonymous said...

this is a terrible place that i ever been! we got robbed by the indians there!!!
somemore the waitress asked us to pay for the bill! what the..

Anonymous said...

this is a terrible place that i ever been! we got robbed by the indians there!!!
somemore the waitress asked us to pay for the bill! what the..

J said...

To anonymous: oh no... I hope u weren't hurt. :(

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