La De Lah has arrived on Little Stanley Street, and we can barely contain our excitement for this elevated Malaysian offering with a twist.
The concept behind this new offering is the brainchild of Chef Eugene Lee, with inspiration taken from his heritage and influences from working in kitchens in Malaysia, South-East Asia, and Brisbane. While the food offering may be elevated, it certainly won’t be too ‘la-de-da’. A subtle wink to Eugene’s culture, the ‘Lah’ references a Malaysian conversational word which is the equivalent of ‘hey’. It’s this informal ease and familiarity that Eugene aims to bring to his restaurant, in the hope that it feels welcoming to all.
Guests will adore the thoughtfully designed space that features dark hued timber walls, and elegant stoneware plating. It’s the perfect background to allow the vibrant food to stand out!
Now, onto the food glorious food! Expect to see delicious food anchored by authentic Malaysian flavours that are imaginatively plated. Think their Urban Valley Chilli Mushroom, presented to look like the classic chilli crab, with a specially grown artisanal mushroom. Our personal favourite is the Nasi Goreng Kerabu, stained blue with butterfly pea powder - trust us this dish brings the wow factor in spades! For those that delight in a sweet treat or two, you can’t go past the pavlova with iconic Malaysian flavours of jackfruit, palm sugar, and pandan – it’ll be your new dessert obsession.
This is all complemented with their extensive wine list that features organic and bio dynamic wines, and a memorable cocktail menu with a Malaysian twist.
Make that booking to La De Lah ASAP to be one of the first to be transported on a culinary journey to Malaysia!