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Katong Laksa

AsianChineseLocalNonya / PeranakanPeranakanSingaporean
Located on Telok Kurau Road, sells Laksa.

Daily: 08:00 - 15:30

+65 64404585
$5 based on 9 submissions
Aaron Loy

The only place I go for laksa

Not really Katong...but what the hell...

Been having laksa here since I was a kid. It's still as fantastic as ever! Also a good place to hang out with friends and have supper, place being at holland.v.

The soup base is rich, creamy and aromatic, with springy noodles and fresh hum. It's not too spicy, so most people should be able to take it. You can always up the ante by adding more chili on your own.

The Otah too, one of the few places that serve respectable otah. I love dipping my otah into the laksa soup base before taking a bite. mmmMMmm

Their Nasi Lemak's not bad as well. Fragrant coconut rice with toppings that are neither cold nor soggy.

My perference has been reinforced after tasting those from a few other places. In fact, can someone add the Raku Laksa restaurent @ market street? IT'S THE WORST LAKSA I'VE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE! WASTED $11 THERE! HURRY COZ I WANT TO SAVE PPL FROM THAT HORRIBLE PLACE!

Apart from that, yea, this place is fantastic, and hope it stays that way.

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03 Jun 2012 • 23 reviews • 1 follower

Full favour laksa.

This "Katong Laksa" stall is called ’金都‘。 Gravy is full of laksa favour & the fresh cockles added make it taste even better. Now don't bother to go to East Coast Road, just come to this stall opposite the SPC petrol Station is enough to satisfy your 'laksa crave'.
01 Jun 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Yummy laska

I was introduced to Uncle George's laksa about 15 yrs ago and have been patronising him whenever I have a craving for laksa. The gravy is very flavourful and I never fail to finish every drop. Uncle George doesn't use tau pok in his laksa as the oil from the taupok taints the taste of the gravy, but he gives generous amounts of fish cake, prawns and cockles. You should try it for yourself, as they say, the proof is in the pudding
23 Nov 2011 • 249 reviews • 562 followers

This is the one! The original katong laksa!

There is laksa and then there is "Katong laksa”. I think most Singaporeans will immediately understand that "Katong laksa”, refers to the style of Nonya laksa that is eaten with just the spoon, and the most well-known place to eat this is at the stalls around the junction of Ceylon and East Coast Road. Nowadays, there are so many stalls claiming to be the "Katong laksa” that you don't really know who’s original. But this stall has conclusive proof that it is the one! The stall owner showed me the Certificate of Registration for his Katong laksa.
I remember the very first time I ate Katong laksa. I was still in JC and dating my then girlfriend (wife now). At that time, there weren't as many stalls as there are today. If I am not wrong, there was only the one stall and it was at No. 49 East Coast Road (the one before Ceylon Road) called Marine Parade Laksa. But Marine Parade Laksa wasn't the original Katong Laksa. The real granddaddy of this style of laksa was a legend of extraordinary propositions (in laksa lore anyway) by the name of Janggut, who used to peddle his laksa at Marine Parade Jetty in the 50's. By the time he was near retirement, his son opened the stall at 49 East Coast Road and called it Marine Parade Laksa.
Janggut himself sold his laksa there on weekends only. Anyway, the laksa here seems very popular with the locals though not as well known as the stalls at Ceylon Road. The gravy was nice and savoury and as good (or some say better) as the other more famous stalls; sure to satisfy your Laksa craving. Best thing is that there is a Hainanaese chicken rice stall next to it, so you can order a plate of white chicken to dip in the gravy for that extra power! I met an old couple who was said to have eaten at the stall for decades and they swore it was the best laksa in Singapore. I thought it could do with a little more hae bee (dried shrimp) in the gravy. If you haven't eaten here, you can't really say that you have officially eaten Katong laksa before!
21 Sep 2007 • 36 reviews • 18 followers

The only place I go for laksa

Not really Katong...but what the hell...

Been having laksa here since I was a kid. It's still as fantastic as ever! Also a good place to hang out with friends and have supper, place being at holland.v.

The soup base is rich, creamy and aromatic, with springy noodles and fresh hum. It's not too spicy, so most people should be able to take it. You can always up the ante by adding more chili on your own.

The Otah too, one of the few places that serve respectable otah. I love dipping my otah into the laksa soup base before taking a bite. mmmMMmm

Their Nasi Lemak's not bad as well. Fragrant coconut rice with toppings that are neither cold nor soggy.

My perference has been reinforced after tasting those from a few other places. In fact, can someone add the Raku Laksa restaurent @ market street? IT'S THE WORST LAKSA I'VE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE! WASTED $11 THERE! HURRY COZ I WANT TO SAVE PPL FROM THAT HORRIBLE PLACE!

Apart from that, yea, this place is fantastic, and hope it stays that way.
16 Jul 2007 • 184 reviews • 15 followers

Good Laksa (With Chicken*) in an Old World Place

OK this isnt exactly Katong, in fact, it is not even within walking distance. There are 2 coffee shops at this junction of Telok Kurau Road and Changi Road. The one I went to is the smaller one opposite the petrol station.

The small coffee shop has only about 15 tables and is only 2 tables deep with a long frontage along Changi Road, so it has good ventilation and a lot of noise of traffic going past just 3m away. Whilst ventilation is good, there is a lot of radiated heat on a hot sunny day from the road surface, and when we last went, it was rather hot.... it is the sort of place that is more comfy in the cooler months of the year. Definitely not a place for nice ambience although I have experience much worse as some food centres. It is an old place that has not seen any refurbishment for at least 20 years (I think).

FOOD

Well, the laksa is prepared personally by this guy who has been making laksa for the last 30 years and he only makes laksa and nothing else. The stall next door sells chicken rice and another one sells special carrot cake with ikan bilis. So, what we do is order laksa and chicken (no rice) and add the chicken to the laksa - BEST!

The laksa itself ($3) is one of the better ones I have tasted with good robust flavour and not too heavy (like the old Depot Road one, which is a bit jelak and heavier on your arteries). Add the chicken in and it is really really quite good. How does it compare to the more famous stalls - well, as good (but taste is personal) - to me, it is better but I know some people prefer some of the ones on East Coast Road

The carrot cake (chye tow kuch) is OK but at the last visit it was only so-so - too mashed up and soft. Nice ikan bilis though.

SERVICE

I don't usually see such great co-operation and teamwork from the different stallholders. The drinks stall, the laksa man, the chicken rice man - they all help each other to take orders, serve and clean up - I suppose it is one of these places where they have been neighbours for decades. Result is - pretty good service for a coffee shop that puts some better places to shame

OVERALL

This is my place for Laksa - but can't go too often ... must watch my arteries.