Laksa Lemak @ Kelantan Lane
My parents introduced me to this stall. Considering that we live in the East, where Katong Laksa hails from, this is testimony to the quality of the laksa served here. A standard serving of laksa costs S$2.00 and is sufficient (especially if you're watching your diet...like *ahem* moi?) unless you have a very hearty appetite. The spicy laksa gravy is tasty and not too rich as less coconut milk is used than most versions, which is great for an increasingly health-conscious society. The cockles that are used to top this dish are fresh, juicy and firm to the bite. I love spicy food so I stirred in all the chili that was provided in the spoon that you're supposed to eat the laksa with. Do note that they do not provide chopsticks here so the spoon is all you've got to scoop up all the short strands of thick beehoon. I loved the fragrance that the shredded laksa leaves (aka Daun Kesom/Vietnamese Mint) added to the dish. I enjoyed this dish so much that I pretty much cleaned out the entire bowl, which is not difficult to do. Perhaps, I should order a S$3.00 bowl the next time I visit. :) This is a Must-Try if you're in the area.
Writing about this dish has me sooo inspired that I'm looking at my Laksa Leaf plant and contemplating attempting to cook Laksa Lemak for the family...stuff that yummy dreams are made of. Till I manage to haul my lazy posterior (Politically Correct version of "A**") to the market and get down to cooking Laksa...I shall just have to keep patronizing our friendly hawkers. :P
31 Sungei Road Laksa
Blk 31 Kelantan Lane
Mobile: 9690-8184 (I guess you can call and ask for Mr Laksa? *kidding!*)
Operating Hours: 8.30 am to 8.00 pm daily