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Oct 1, 2010 01:39 PM

In Singapore for a week. Where to find a great Laksa?

Any other local Singaporean eatery advice much appreciated!


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  1. East Coast Rd might be a good start. Three of the more well known laksa joints are all clustered in that area: 49 Katong Laksa, 328 Katong Laksa, and Marine Parade Laksa.

    In the event those choices are not satisfying, there is also a selection of well known Hainan chicken rice shops in the same area: Boon Tong Kee 文東記, Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice 五星海南鸡饭, and Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice 天天海南雞飯.

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      1. re: nikinoodle

        The best-known (and probably best-tasting, IMHO) laksa would be 328 Katong Laksa. Sad to report that the original brothers (Marine Parade Laksa) had closed their stall near the overhead pedestrian bridge - don't know whether they are plying their trade somewhere else.

        Anyway, I just had lunch in Katong today - the laksa comes with prawns & sliced fishcakes whilst the cockles are optional - they'll ask if you want cockles: say "Yes", it's a must to complete the experience. And also do add the chilli paste which comes in a separate little pot. Some pics of 328 Katong Laksa (located at the junction of East Coast Road & Ceylon Road) to share.

        1. re: klyeoh

          Not really a fan of 328 Katong Laksa though it probably has the best reputation in town. I can't figure out the reasons.

          I prefer the laksa in these 3 places:

          -My Cosy Corner at #02-02 Corontaion Shopping Plaza. Very good laksa flavor, the only problem is they don't include cockles.

          - A much healthier version of laksa (without coconut milk) is at Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa. #02-67 Hong Lim Food Centre,(Not sure if this address is valid after the renovation) served by a friendly couple. Also try the Mee Siam!

          -If you want a comfortable setting, Prima Taste Kitchen at Centrepoint #01-63 also serves decent laksa but at a more premium price compared to hawker stalls.

          1. re: FourSeasons

            I also really like the laksa at Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa, but the guy who runs the place told me he uses less coconut milk than other places and not that he doesn't use any at all. Not sure if I misheard, but the broth was very tasty either way.

            The couple did mention they would be visiting relatives in Vancouver during the renovation (not sure if they're back) and they would be back in the Hong Lim Food Centre after everything's done.

            1. re: hong_kong_foodie

              Really? I thought they told me they don't use coconut milk but that was a few years ago so not too sure if my recollection is correct.

              1. re: FourSeasons

                Yea, I think that's what he said, but I could be wrong. But now that I think about it, can you really make the laksa broth without coconut milk at all?

                1. re: hong_kong_foodie

                  Any idea if Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa is back in business?

                  1. re: hong_kong_foodie

                    I don't think Sungei Road TrishawLaksa ever stopped their business. When Hong Lim food centre closed for renovation in February last year, they immediately moved to the temporary food centre on Hong Lim Green near the speaker's corner and has been selling from there ever since.