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I love Katong Laksa, it has to be the one of the hawker food I have eaten the most since coming to Singapore. For me, having a good bowl of piping hot laksa with a can of ice cool Sarsi under a hot weather is a bliss. And it’s a great way to experience the common daily life of an average Singaporean too. I aim to try all the delicious laksa in the island before I head back to Malaysia, because it will definitely be on my list of missed Singapore food.
When it comes to popularity, without a shout of a doubt 328 Katong Laksa @ East Coast Road has it. The shop’s wall is full of photos of famous Hong Kong and Taiwan celebrities who have eaten here and given their share of thumbs up. However, famous as they might be, for me it’s only the taste that matters most.
The food I had the most ever since coming to Singapore must be Katong Laksa. It is easy for me to like Katong Laksa because of its small resemblance to Penang Curry Mee. For first timers, Katong Laksa has a much thicker and creamier coconut milk based soup and noodles that look like those used in Assam Laksa. In Melaka, this is more commonly known as Nyonya Laksa.
Katong Laksa is extremely popular in Singapore and you can find it at almost every food court. I have tried many stalls of Katong Laksa in the east of Singapore, with some heavily recommended by the locals. Among those that I have tried, Marine Parade Laksa or Janggut Laksa at Bedok is the nicest tasting one for me so far. It is also widely known as the Original Katong Laksa.
Katong Laksa uses a slimmer version of Assam Laksa noodle (or a thicker version of bee hoon) and is always served with bean sprouts, sliced prawns, grounded laksa leaves and the optional cockles and sambal chili paste. Click here to continue reading >
If you are tired of eating the same old Penang Assam Laksa at all the already renowned places in the island, there is an alternative.
In Jawi (a small town in the mainland side of Penang) there is a famous laksa stall called Wan Li Laksa, or more commonly known as Jawi Laksa. Located next to Jawi’s Tua Pek Kong temple, it is a favorite with the locals as well as the neighboring towns.
As much as I wanted to show the laksa from the original stall, I was just too lazy to drive all the way to Jawi just to have a bowl of it. Another reason is because Wan Li Laksa has a branch in Taman Mutiara, Bukit Mertajam, which is just 5 min away from my house. So why travel so far for the same thing lol. Click here to continue reading >
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. Click here to continue reading >