Last weekend, Splashie Boy went gallivanting away with the guys in the jungles of Terengganu. Usually when you're out in the wilderness, there's not much to do after dinner except sit around the campside and talk about anything and everything. Now these conversations usually revolve around cars and tires (yawn!) but an interesting subject they did discuss was how difficult it was to get good Sarawak Laksa in the Klang Valley from the resident expert, Paul who recently penned a few articles on the subject. I can't claim to be an expert since I've not visited Sarawak but I do love Sarawak Laksa. According to Paul, the stalls in Kuala Lumpur just don't serve them like how they do in Sarawak and if you want to taste the real thing, you have to make it at home with the paste brought back from Sarawak. What is extremely important is the santan (coconut milk) added as it can't be overboiled and must be freshly squeezed.
Since I didn't have the famous Swallow brand laksa paste but I was hungry for Sarawak Laksa after hearing the stories from Splashie Boy, I decided to try the next best thing which is the laksa found at Nam Chuan, Lucky Garden, Bangsar. Served by a lady from Kuching, the Sarawak Laksa was pretty good and not as thick as the other laksas I have eaten before. A small portion costs about RM4 which is served with shredded egg, bean sprouts and two big prawns. I deliberately took a half picture of the laksa this time so all of you can see the broth it comes it. Although it didn't really hit the spot for me, I guess it will have to do until Paul cooks his famous laksa for us (big hint!).
2-4 Lorong Ara Kiri
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*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Sarawak Laksa