Katong Laksa

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Asian, Chinese, Local, Nonya / Peranakan, Peranakan, Singaporean
+65 64404585

Daily: 08:00 - 15:30

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Located on Telok Kurau Road, sells Laksa.

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Overall RatingBased on 8 reviews
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Best in Singapore

Food/Drink 5| Value 5| Ambience 4| Service 5
Total Reviews: 3

Most underated laksa store.
Value for money: Cheaper compared to other Laksa stores, uncle gives a generous amount of cockles even without adding extra.
 Flavour: Full-bodied flavour, very 'lemak', can taste the fragrant coconut flavour.
 Service: Excellent! Uncle will some time help to order drinks after serving the Laksa.

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Laksa Overpriced and pricing not justifiable

Food/Drink 1| Value 1
Total Reviews: 2

My husband ordered 2 packets of laksa from the stall.  When he came back and told me about the price of 1 packet, I was very shocked to learn about the price.  So I tried the laksa.  Nothing special except that they gave more bee hoon that's all.  The portion of ingredients was so miserable with little bit of cockles, few thin slices of fish cake and 2 pieces of tiny prawns and my husband only got 1 pathetic small prawn for his packet.  I used to like the laksa few years ago and I was really disappointed with the quality and quantity of the portion.  Now the laksa is so overpriced and the price does not justify the miserable pathetic portion of the ingredients in the laksa.  I give a thumb down for this so-called famous laksa.

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Well worth the money spent

Food/Drink 4| Value 5| Ambience 4| Service 4
Total Review: 1

I planned to go to 328 Katong Laksa but when I searched "Katong Laksa" here, this place was given to me as the preferred choice. Thank god giving me this delicious Laksa. First time here and food quality is definitely on par if not better than 328! Gravy is creamy and you can feel the bits of coconuts inside. The fish cakes, prawns as well as clams are fully immersed with the noodles. Great taste and bottomed up! Surely will recommend my friends to try this true flavour of Katong Laksa.

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This is the one! The original katong laksa!

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Service 3
Total Reviews: 249

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!

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