Street Food - Laksa

June 25, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Laksa

Also Known As:
Laksa, Curry Laksa



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $2.50 - $5



Description:
Laksa is a fusion dish of Peranakan culture, combining Chinese and Malay influence, from Southeast Asia. While there are different variations on Laksa, in Singapore, it refers to a spicy coconut curry soup with thick rice vermicelli noodles (Chor Bee Hoon).


The spicy coconut curry soup for Laksa is made with garlic, ginger, chili, candlenuts, dried prawns, shrimp paste (Belacan), lemongrass, vietnamese coriander / laksa leaf and shallots.

Once these ingredients are fried, water, chicken stock, thick rice vermicelli noodles (Chor Bee Hoon) and coconut milk is added, and slowly boiled till done.

Laksa is traditionally garnished with fish cake, prawns, cockles, bean sprouts and fried tofu puffs. Some hawkers also include shredded chicken meat, hard boiled eggs or chili paste (Sambal).

A good Laksa should be savoury without being too salty or heavy on the palate. The soup should be spicy, with slight grainy bits of dried shrimp.


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Some people prefer to order Laksa without cockles, but personally, I like it in my Laksa!

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Laksa in Singapore.


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328 Katong Laksa
@ 51 East Coast Road
Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily



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Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
@ 531A Upper Cross Street #02-67
Opening Hours: 10am - 6.30pm Closed Sun



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Katong Laksa
@ 1 Telok Kurau Road
Opening Hours: 8am - 3.30pm Daily



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Honourable Mention

Sungei Road Laksa
@ 27 Jalan Berseh #01-100
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm Closed On 1st & 3rd Wed Every Month



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