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Janggut Laksa (Queensway)

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Located at Queensway Shopping Centre, Janggut Laksa was formerly known as Marine Parade Laksa before its rebranding and has stated that they are the original creators of the famous Katong Laksa.

Daily: 10:00 - 21:00

+65 96221045
$4 based on 14 submissions
Cheap Eat/Budget (3 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
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Good taste but can be crowded

Have been eating here for many years. Nice Laksa, Curry Chicken. But limited seats, so, peak hours may have to wait.

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26 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 20 followers

Go to the other one just 10 meters away

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To see the writeup between the 2 laksa stalls in Queensway Shopping Centre, please go to http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com

There are 2 stalls selling laksa at Queensway Shopping Centre. Both claim to be related to the famous Katong ones, so we tried both to compare.

The Laksa ($3.50 for small) here was disappointingly lackluster. It was insipid, and the milk had obviously curdled. I needed a lot of sambal to get through it.

The Curry Chicken ($5) was a lot more palatable. Robust and creamy, this had a lovely homecooked taste.

So if you really want to eat here, get the curry chicken instead of the laksa.
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22 Mar 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Good taste but can be crowded

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Have been eating here for many years. Nice Laksa, Curry Chicken. But limited seats, so, peak hours may have to wait.
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30 Aug 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

original flavour

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I local dish I would still recommend to my friend but still loses slightly to 328 katong laksa but my friends had different opinion.
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26 Nov 2012 • 408 reviews • 12 followers

The original katong laksa since 1950s

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Also known as Marine Parade Laksa, its long history no doubt is impressive. What we didn’t expect was to see the stall right in the middle of an open space, with the kitchen surrounded by tables and chairs. It’s a bit strange but this eat-and-go place was practical with efficient service.   We each had a small bowl of katong laksa ($3.50), which came topped with cockles, fish cake, prawns, laksa leaves and a glob of chili paste at the side. The gravy was slightly gritty and flavorful without going overboard with the coconut milk. More dried shrimps would’ve been nice and its mild heat was easy on the palate and stomach.   Considering katong laksa is characteristically subdued in flavors, this rendition was robust enough to satisfy us. Not shiok, but good for a quick meal.
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16 Dec 2011 • 145 reviews • 3 followers

Classic 'Janggut' Laksa.

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With a Peranakan culture influenced by Chinese and Malay origins, Laksa is a spicy noodle dish and usually available either in coconut curry or asam (sour fish) soup base. Typically, rice vermicelli is used what makes it special is due to its 'janggut' nature, where you will not need a fork or chopsticks to enjoy the bowl of delicacy. Toppled with cockles, sliced shrimps and shredded fish cakes, all you need is a soup spoon to scoop it all up!

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'Janggut' Laksa

(+) Fresh coconut curry soup base and the fragrance was very stimulating to your senses indeed.

(+) Slight gritty texture to the soup due to the grounded dried prawns and spices, complementing the smooth vermicelli.

(+) Mildly spicy, which does not upset the stomach, especially if its your first meal of the day.

(+) Convenient to eat, since all you need is a spoon to scoop up the goodies in the bowl.

(-) Depending on individual tastes, personally I would prefer it to be spicier.

Verdict: 8.0/10

Fish (Mackerel) Otah

Otah is typically a mixture of spices and fish meat, sliced thinly and wrapped up using a large piece of banana leaf, slow-grilled to perfection over charcoal fire. This delicacy is usually enjoyed as an accompaniment to a main dish, in my case,laksa. Interestingly but not the most appetizing fact to be honest, Otah means brains in Malay language. I try not to associate this thinking when I enjoy this delicious accompaniment to my laksa.

(+) The banana leaf leaves a lingering tinge of fragrance on the fish otah and complemented well with the spices and fish.

(+) Not overly greasy, which accompanies well with the laksa which itself is slightly oily with the coconut milk used.

(+) Does not leave you with a 'fishy' aftertaste, considering the main ingredient being mackerel.

(+) The otah is relatively broad, hence portion size larger than the average otah sold elsewhere.

Verdict: 7.5/10

Ambience/Setting: Not your usual restaurant. It really is a 'come-and-go' sort of kiosk to grab a quick meal since you sit alongside each other on a long table.

Queensway Shopping Centre, #01-59, Singapore 149053

Branches:

1) 50 East Coast Road, #01-64, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769

2) Blk 128 Bedok North Street 2, #01-02, Singapore 460128

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