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.