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curry laksa noodle soup?

elsie Feb 8, 2005 03:01 PM

There are few things I miss about Washington DC, where I recently moved back from. But a Malaysian restaurant there had a curry laksa noodle soup that I was addicted to. (Basically chicken or tofu w/lots of vegetables and noodles in a rich delicious coconut curry broth.)

What's the best place for this dish here?

  1. csw Mar 21, 2007 09:21 PM

    Sanur (closed mondays)
    18 Doyer street

    One of my favorite spots, they have curry laksa noodles here (3.95). I don't know how it compares against DC but its pretty good here.

    1. r
      randumbposter Mar 21, 2007 08:32 PM

      I like the boky chicken curry noodle soup.
      New chao chow does one too.

      Contains curry soup, chicken, bean sprouts, I think there's coconut in there. I think the boky one throws some eggplant in too. Greasy and tasty.

      1. j
        JulesEV Mar 21, 2007 04:50 PM

        Fatty Crab has a great laksa soup, very rich and delicious. Yes, you have to plan to avoid the crowds, but I found it worth it. We went on a Saturday night early-ish and waited 45 minutes or so.

        1. l
          LaFemme Feb 9, 2005 01:13 PM

          Nyonya - best malaysian i have had outside of Malaysia - my mom's from there and Nyonya is as close as it gets!

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          1. re: LaFemme
            keithk Feb 9, 2005 04:41 PM

            agreed, and a few blocks away on baxter street just south of canal street Jaya makes a good one, too

            1. re: keithk
              Food -vergnugen Mar 28, 2005 12:08 PM

              In my opinion, Jaya makes the worse curry laksa i have ever tasted. Let me get back to you on one of the best laksa's I've ever had. It's somewhere in the east- part of Chinatown.

              1. re: Food -vergnugen
                Food-vergnugen Mar 28, 2005 01:04 PM

                Okay-- I think this is the restaurant that I'm talking about. It's pretty far east of the N/R train canal st stop. It's located in a walk-through arcade/tunnel-- I went there with an Indonesian/Chinese friend who knows a lot about malaysian good-stuff:

                new malaysia restaurant, 46-48 bowery st, chinatown arcade #28, telephone: 964-0284.

                vietnamese restaurants also carry a dish that is like curry laksa, which is la sa tom (curry laksa noodles with shrimp). you can also get this curry noodle in chicken.

                Bon apetit!

            2. re: LaFemme
              grocerytrekker Mar 21, 2007 11:33 AM

              I just visited Nyonya. It was actually decent. For some reason, they only had asam laksa (without bunga kantan - but I'm used to that by now) and no offering of creamy coconut curry laksa which I much prefer. Anyway, asam laksa (only $5.95!) was strong-flavored, rich, and sour as asam laksa should be.

              I also had char kway teow and popiah. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/21747...

            3. m
              merry Feb 9, 2005 07:29 AM

              Are you referring to Malaysia Kopitiam? Their chicken curry laksa soup was my go-to food when I was feeling under-the-weather. I know New Taste Good on Bayard has it, and I've wanted to try it so if you do please report back!

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              1. re: merry
                elsie Feb 9, 2005 09:01 AM

                yes--that's the one!

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