This time I went to Bangsar for Auntie Christina Sarawak Laksa, which many claim is be the best Sarawak Laksa in Klang Valley. Kolo Mee aside, Sarawak Laksa is another hawker food from Sarawak that I fancy a lot.
The most memorable Sarawak Laksa I ever had was at Choong Choon Cafe 2 years ago during my trip to Kuching. It tastes somewhat similar to curry mee with a sour twist and having a totally different garnishing.
I don’t know if other types of noodles is used but a bowl of Sarawak Laksa typically comes with bean sprouts and a special type of vermicelli, which is a bit thicker than the ones we usually have. It is then garnished with omelette strips, prawns and coriander leaves. A bowl cost RM5.00.
I like the fact that the prawns are de-shelled and de-veined. The freshness is commendable too.
OK I haven’t had any decent Sarawak Laksa in a while (the last time was at Kuchai Lama’s Rajah Brooke Cafe, it sucked) so I can’t recall the exact taste anymore. But Auntie Chrisina’s Sarawak Laksa’s was tasty enough to bring back some nice memories. The only notable difference I found in the soup was that it was a lot thicker than those I had in Kuching previously.
While I enjoyed the soup and fresh prawns, I didn’t like the vermicelli’s texture at all because it was way undercooked. It was a major spoiler and I didn’t finish the laksa because of that.
When I complained about this to some of my friends who tried the laksa before, they commented that the vermicelli is intentionally prepared that way to give it a slight crunch so they didn’t have any problem with that. Well, I don’t know lol. To each his own I guess.
As you can see Auntie Christina’s Sarawak Laksa has been featured prominently in the newspapers. Honestly speaking it was good but not great, because I kept comparing it with the ones I had in Kuching you see. But in Klang Valley its standard can be considered as quite good already.
I would recommend it to those who haven’t had any Sarawak Laksa before, just to experience the taste and all. But for those who have had the real thing before, might end up slightly disappointed like me lol.
Auntie Christina’s Sarawak Laksa can be found at Nam Chun Coffee Shop next to the wet market. On top of it is a huge reflexology center.
Kedai Makanan Nam Chun
2-4, Lorong Ara Kiri,
Lucky Garden, Bangsar,