Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sungei Road Laksa, Singapore

The words Singapore and Laksa go hand in hand ... So this morning we set off into the blazing sun in search of one of Singapore's finest. The Wong brothers and their family have been at it for more than 50 years (and you can tell!) in a small lane at the back of Little India of Jl Berseh.

The laksa gravy is still kept warm over a charcoal fire

The soup was not to thick, but still full of flavour. Extra chili smeared on the side of the bowl was a nice addition. There was bean sprouts, rice noodles, fish cake, saw tooth coriander and optional cockles, for those who like it modern. They serve it with just a spoon, with everything including the noodles, small enough to eat without hassle. Everything was superb, the flavours balanced, the spice just right and at $2 a bowl, you could easily go back for a 2nd (possibly even 3rd) helping. There were many who did, lah.

In the small food complex there were only 2 hawkers who had ques and were constantly busy... The laksa and a small Rojak stand.

Of course we were curious to try. Rojak is a kooky salad of fruits, vegetables, fried bread, tofu and sometimes grilled cuttlefish in a tamarind & chili prawn paste topped with crushed, roasted peanuts. This particular version had chunks of pineapple, cucumber, jicama, bean sprouts, torch ginger, warmed fried bread and tofu. It was all coated quite thick in the moreish tamarind dressing, so each bite a surprise as to what lay underneath... At just $2.20 a plate it was enough for 2 and an excellent follow on from the laksa.

Sungei Road Laksa is open daily from 9am - 6pm

It is closed the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

The rojak stand looks like she closed up about 4pm

Blk 27 Jln Berseh # 01-100 Jin Shui Kopitiam

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