Lala in Superior Stock

Lala in Superior Stock, a beloved zi char delicacy, entices with its delicate flavors and comforting appeal. This dish features succulent lala clams simmered in a fragrant and savory superior stock, enriched with a blend of herbs and spices. The tender clams soak up the essence of the broth, creating a harmonious marriage of taste. Loved for its simplicity and the nourishing warmth it provides, Lala in Superior Stock has earned its place as a well-liked zi char favorite, offering a wholesome and satisfying dining experience that continues to captivate diners seeking a soothing and flavorful dish, making it a timeless and highly sought-after choice. 

Why Do People Love Lala in Superior Stock

Lala in Superior Stock has garnered a devoted following for several reasons. Firstly, the tender and succulent clams, gently simmered in a flavoursome superior stock, create a harmonious blend of umami and natural sweetness. This combination tantalises the taste buds and leaves a lingering, satisfying flavour.

Secondly, the dish offers a unique textural experience. The clams retain their tenderness while infusing the stock with their juices, resulting in a delightful balance of soft and chewy elements. Each bite offers a burst of flavours, inviting you to savour the ocean’s bounty. 

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Making Lala in Superior Stock yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500g fresh clams (lala) 
  • 4 cups superior stock 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional, for thickening) 
  • 1 spring onion, chopped (for garnish) 
  • 1 red chilli, sliced (optional, for added heat)

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2-3 

How To Cook Lala in Superior Stock

Step 1
Clean and Prepare the Clams

  • Rinse the clams under cold running water to remove any sand or debris.
  • Discard any clams that are cracked or do not close when tapped.
  • Soak the clams in cold water for 10 minutes to help them release any excess sand.
  • Drain the clams and set them aside.

Step 2

Sauté the Garlic

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Be careful not to burn the garlic as it can turn bitter.

Step 3 

Cook the Clams

  • Add the cleaned clams to the pan and stir well to coat them in the garlic-infused oil.
  • Pour in the superior stock, oyster sauce, and soy sauce.
  • Cover the pan and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the clams have opened up.
  • Discard any clams that remain closed after cooking, as they may be unfit for consumption.

Step 4 

Optional Thickening (Cornstarch)

  • If desired, dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of water to create a slurry.
  • Stir the slurry into the simmering stock to thicken the sauce.
  • Cook for an additional minute until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.

Step 5 

Serve and Garnish

  • Transfer the cooked clams to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onions and sliced red chilli for added flavour and visual appeal.
  • Lala in Superior Stock is best enjoyed immediately, served with steamed rice or crusty bread. 

Serving Lala in Superior Stock with Other Dishes 

For a complete seafood feast, Lala in Superior Stock pairs beautifully with other seafood dishes such as butter garlic prawns, grilled fish with lemon butter sauce, or spicy squid stir-fry. The medley of flavours and textures from these dishes creates a delectable seafood spread that will satisfy your cravings for the ocean’s treasures.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Lean Protein Source: Lala clams provide a lean source of protein essential for muscle growth and overall body functions. 
  2. Superior Stock Infusion: The superior stock introduces a blend of herbs and spices that may offer potential health-promoting compounds. 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Lala clams offer B vitamins (B12) for energy metabolism, iron for oxygen transport, and zinc for immune support. 
  4. Balanced Meal Component: When accompanied by a variety of nutrient-rich vegetables and perhaps whole grains, Lala in Superior Stock can contribute to a well-rounded meal. 
  5. Low in Fat: Depending on the stock used, the dish can be relatively low in added fats. 
  6. Comforting and Satisfying: The nourishing warmth of the broth and the tender clams create a comforting and satisfying dining experience. 
  7. Texture and Flavor Harmony: The tender clams soaked in flavorful broth create a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. 
  8. Hydration and Broth Benefits: The broth-based nature of the dish can contribute to hydration, and the broth itself may have healthful properties. 
  9. Culinary Enjoyment: Lala in Superior Stock offers a simple yet flavorsome option for those seeking a soothing and satisfying dish. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Lala in Superior Stock without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

Join us for a memorable meal, where affordability meets genuine culinary excellence, promising to satisfy your taste buds and leave you with cherished moments.

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