Laksania aim to introduce a new concept eatery and specialize in an innovative menu of local and fusion dishes based on the unique and flavorful herb, laksa leaf. Laksania intend to translate the heartiness of laksa into a series of great comfort foods to engage the most discerning palette.
Penang Laksa is very addictive due to the spicy and sour taste of the fish broth. Tamarind is used generously in the soup base and peeled tamarind is also commonly added to give it extra tartness. Another secret ingredient is Polygonum leaf or daun kesom/daun laksa. All these were present and I could also taste the aromatic ginger flower (bunga kantan). And all the shredded vegetables and pineapple slices made this a colourful dish complete with some laksa sambal. But where was the heh ko (prawn paste)? Oh, did I also mention that there was a generous smattering of mackerel fish ((ikan kembung) flakes found right at the bottom of the flavourful broth? :)
But that would also be the only meat in this dish. If you're looking for prawns, tau pok or egg, you'd be sorely disappointed you chose this.
Sarawak Laksa comes from the Malaysian state itself, on the island of Borneo. The soup contains no curry at all but instead, made with a base of Sambal belacan, sour tamarind, garlic, galangal, lemon grass and coconut milk, topped with omelette strips, chicken strips, prawns and fresh coriander. This also came served with thin rice noodles rather than the usual thick laksa noodles.
And of course, how could we not try their signature laksa goreng. This was a fried version of the Singapore laksa that although was a little too oily, struck the right chords with me. I liked it for the laksa spices that were all well fried into the noodles which satisfied my craving for laksa. :) But of course, I had the best of both worlds. I had the laksa gravy from my brother who couldn't stomach too much coconut milk. *slurps :p
On a cold, wet Saturday night, dinner couldn't have gotten better than this. With warm, friendly service and authentic variants of laksa offerings to warm the tummy, this was a dinner we thoroughly enjoyed. :)
My friend and I were walking around NEX Serangoon mall deciding what to have for dinner until we walked pass Laksania located at basement B1.The restaurant was full house at that moment and we smelled the laksa fragrance that attracts us to give it a try.
We were assigned to our seating place with menu and order form by the staff. After flipping through the menu, we made our decision. SP went to the counter to place the order and make payment.
I goggled a bit of the history of the restaurant. Laksania is a stop where customers can expect to see different versions of Laksa originating from various parts of Malaysia, and of course not forgetting the local version of laksa.
Modern interpretations of laksa include the Laksa Lasagna, which I reckon will be a huge hit amongst youths. It is composed of taupok, pasta sheets, chicken, mushroom and cheese.
Each of us had our choice. My friend ordered Laksa Goreng S$7.50 which has the strong laksa aroma when it was served.
Lasagna S$8.50 was my choice as I find it quite interesting combination of laksa and lasagne. The ingredients composed of taupok, pasta sheets, chicken slices, mushroom and cheese. The combination gave me a ‘Wow’ expression when I first tried. The master behind this creation did a great job of mixing the fusion cuisine together.
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