Bo Laksa King's--weekend specials
I thought this should be a new topic since it's not about Laksa in Western Canada, but thanks to flowbee on that thread for mentioning the first of BLK's weekend specials.
They have a couple this weekend. The first is a Burmese soup called mohingar. Bo said it took 5 hours to make this fish broth, and it's well worth it. Just as good as the laksa broth. There are rice noodles, cut up fried Chinese donuts, torn up mint leaves, fried onions (?), a lime wedge, and bits of green chili. I also got some red chili powder which definitely made things spicy. The broth is nice and light. Nice lunch for a rainy Sat.
The other dish was the homemade roti canai with another light curry broth with bits of chicken. Haven't had this for a long time. You get two big pieces of the bread and they're cooked right in front of you. It's doughy with that crispy outside. The attached photo is post-broth spillage, so you actually get a bit more than shown.
It looks like they'll have different offerings each weekend. Great start.
Yum! Thanks for posting. I'll be sure to check it out when I'm in town next month. I've never tried Burmese food before.
Managed to try the burmese soup and roti canai yesterday. Got the very last order of roti canai! Thank FSM! The soup was very tasty, slightly sour and spicy. The wife said it reminded her of vietnamese Bun Rieu. There were slices of banana blossom in the soup that you dump on top, and also slices of egg. The noodles included the cut up chinese donut which soak up all the broth (yummy!) and cut up green beans. Bo brought us a dish of some dried shrimp, fish (?), scallop (?) to sprinkle on top. Great stuff. Would order it again if it ever shows up on the weekend special.
The roti canai was the best I've had in town for a loooooooong time! Crispy on the outside, soft and elastic on the inside. So flaky and croissant-like, it blew me away! The curry soup for dipping was different from either the Burmese fish soup and the laksa curry soup. To us it tasted more like an East Indian type curry flavour, a little saltier, with chunks of chicken. Interesting Burmese take on roti canai.
He mentioned there would be a Burmese cold noodle salad for the next weekend special, along with roti canai. He really hit a home run with the roti canai!