Hello everyone ;) I’m sorry if you have noticed the irregular posting of new posts ~ I have been so busy lately that I’m starting to lose control of everything >_< I even tripled dated myself the other day…I definitely like being busy…but sometimes I think I just overcommit myself to everything.
Anyhow, I’ve noticed my blog posts are getting longer and longer lol I hope my lovely Readers don’t mind all my mindless mumbling and rants :P Because I am so time poor and kinda exhausted I have a short and sweet post that has been in my draft folder for quite some time now, and that is Laksa King in Flemington for their famous laksa!
Laksa King is very famous in Melbourne and is constantly ranted number 1 under the ‘Cheap eat’ section in Urbanspoon. They have even expanded from a tiny small store to a nice new refurbished restaurant. There are many reasons why I describe Laksa King’s laksa as ‘famous’ and most definitely not authentic ~ and that is because I have received mixed reviews of Laksa King. I find most of my friends from Hong Kong LOVE Laksa King and rave on about the broth/soup. While some of my Malaysian/Singaporean friends do not agree and say the laksa here has too much coconut milk and is not really authentic. Either way, Laksa King is still one of my favourite places for laksa!
Just in case you didn’t know what laksa was ~ they have it in the menu hehe wow they’re not humble at all hahaha calling themselves ‘King of Laska’! I’m a fan of curry laksa and not so much of asam laksa as I find the soup/broth too sour ~
Mr Bao and I came here on a work night, so as usual we were famished after work hehe ~ so we quickly ordered a Laksa King entree which had little samples of a few things. A tiny garden salad, two mini spring rolls, lobak and dumplings. We really liked the spring rolls and lobak (kinda like spring rolls but filling is different and made with bean curd skin instead, my Malaysian/Singaporean please correct me if I am wrong :) ) as they were piping hot and were so crispy. We weren’t fond of the dumplings though, they had really thick and doughy wrappers which became a little soggy when eating them.
I obviously had to order my favourite ‘Curry laksa’ :) I opted for the chicken as I don’t really like the weird meats they sometimes through into the combination curry laksa hehe ~ The broth has not changed even though it had probably been 3 good years since I’ve come to Laksa King. The soup was still rich, aromatic and delicious! I love how spicy the soup is but is then combined with a good amount of coconut milk :D
It also had a combination of egg noodles and rice noodles (Vermicelli), I haven’t figured why curry laksa have a mixture of both noodles ~ but I like the different textures it provides. It also has pieces of chicken breast, eggplant, fried tofu and fish cakes. Very reasonably priced too for only $9.8 ~
Mr Bao ordered the Assam Laksa instead ~ it uses a different soup altogether from the Curry Laksa where the soup is a lot sourer and and does not have any coconut milk. If you haven’t had this before, I think the closest thing I can use to describe this would be the sweet and sour soups you can get in Chinese restaurants. Mr Bao enjoyed it so much, he was tempted to get another bowl… but I stopped him because I had dessert planned out at another place which was Little Delights which has now closed down :(
I think the curry laksa soup is quite addictive so I drank a lot of it, which can be quite spicy :) So we washed it all down with a Three Colour Drink each! It had a good combination of chendol, red bean and coconut milk and not a lot of crushed iced, which is good because I don’t like places that load the glass full of ice >_< Perfect to end this yummy dinner ~
I’m definitely coming back and next time I wanna try the Good Value Banquet, for $26.8 you get a taste of everything and even Mango Pudding for dessert :P Or try to come between 5pm and 6:30pm because the 10% discount is kinda attactive too! But even without the discount I think Laksa King is definitely a great place for cheap and delicious dinners ~ I’m going to let you be the judge whether you like Laksa King or not but :) but they sure are famous and their popularity hasn’t died down yet :D