Everyone has their own favourite when it comes to enjoying a bowl of laksa in Singapore. Some prefer the spicy and sourish type synonymous with Penang assam laksa. Others, in the meantime, would go for the spicy-savoury Katong laksa, which comes with a milky coconut-infused broth. Whichever you prefer, check out our selected list of 8 Recommended Places For Laksa Cravings in Singapore.
People’s Park Food Centre is home to many good local food. This includes yong tau foo, soon kueh and roasted meat, just to name a few. Then, there’s assam laksa, where you can locate the stall called Super Star Original Famous Penang Laksa. The friendly lady boss, who mans the stall, certainly knows a thing or two about whipping up a good bowl of Penang assam laksa. Each bowl comes with a potpourri of thick rice noodles and other essential ingredients like shredded mackerel, pineapples and bunga kantan (torch ginger). They all complement well with the flavourful and appetisingly spicy-and-sour laksa broth.
Address: 32 New Market Road, Singapore 050032
Located in Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre, there’s a recommended laksa stall worth trying called Guang Fa Laksa. Here, you can go for the usual bowl of laksa or the Only Cockles Laksa. The latter is pretty much self-explanatory, with generous amounts of juicy and plump cockles included. What makes their laksa such a favourite among many loyal and new customers alike has to do with its savoury laksa broth. The kind that makes you slurp every spoonful of it, thanks to its delectable mix of coconut milk and hae bie hiam (spicy dried shrimp sambal).
Address: 22B Havelock Rd, #01-08, Singapore 162022
Ah Goh Goh Laksa serves four types of laksa (Chicken, Prawn, Traditional and Trio) at the stall. The latter consists of shredded chicken, fresh prawns and fresh cockles among others in a mildly spicy-savoury, coconut milk-infused laksa broth. You will also get an assortment of ingredients like bean sprouts, fish cakes and of course, thick rice noodles that give you various bites and textures to go with the broth. You can locate them in Bedok Town Centre and look out for stall no. 01-30.
Address: Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre And Market, #01-30, Singapore 460216
4) Katong Laksa (George’s)
Here’s a savoury gem of a Peranakan-style Katong laksa located at Changi Road. Expect a bowl of treasured goodness — short strands of thick rice noodles with all the usual suspects (cockles, prawns, bean sprouts, etc.) and above all, the spicy-savoury broth made from homemade spice paste. The latter has fresh coconut milk included, which lends an overall rich and milky taste. For a more spicy kick, remember to pair your laksa with a dollop of sambal chilli.
Address: 307 Changi Rd, Singapore 419785
5) 328 Katong Laksa
The popular laksa place that famously beat Gordon Ramsay in a cook-off back in 2013. Publicity aside, one of 328 Katong Laksa’s successes lies in its laksa broth. The savoury-spicy mixture of coconut milk, hae bee (dried shrimp) and chilli, coupled with various herbs and spices all help elevate the taste of this Katong-style laksa. You can locate them at the main outlet on East Coast Road.
Address: 51 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428770
6) Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
If you are heading to Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, look out for the Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa. It’s a popular stall that famously received the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand award. Not just one but three years in a row. Their signature Asia Delight Laksa is where the action is: fragrant and umami-packed laksa broth made with assortments of ingredients (among them include dried oysters and dried scallops).
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street #02-66 Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531
7) 928 Yishun Laksa
This otherwise nameless stall located at Block 928 HDB Yishun is where you can get a bowl of delicious laksa. It turns out to be a popular spot among many locals around the area, who are willing to endure a long queue even in the early morning (the stall opens at 7.30 am daily). The secret of 928 Yishun Laksa’s success? Reasonable prices and of course, generous servings of ingredients in every bowl. You get to choose your preferred type of noodles (e.g. thick vermicelli, yellow noodles) to pair with the deliciously creamy laksa broth. Mixed in with their homemade sambal, it’s heavenly-sent laksa goodness worth every slurp and bites.
Address: 928 Yishun Central 1, #01-155, Singapore 760928
No laksa in Singapore would be complete without the mention of Janggut Laksa. The name, of course, is synonymous with its original Katong Laksa since the ’50s era. They offer three portions consisting of small, medium and large. Expect the creamy base of coconut milk-infused laksa broth with a nice balance of spiciness and tanginess to the taste. Their signature Katong Laksa is also mildly spicy, making it suitable for those who can’t handle too much heat.
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