Thursday, 22 October 2009

Laksa King

In order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times. Indeed, the name of this place is a massive call. If anything, the place is packaged more like a caravan getaway in Bears Lagoon than a 5 star spa and massage treatment on the Greek Islands. But I can tell you, that you’ll probably be screaming out “Yes, your majesty!” when you get asked if you liked getting nailed, I mean laksa-ed by the King.

Malaysian Chinese of course is the cuisine, and all the classics are there including roti, rendang, char kuay teow, mee goreng and nasi lemak. Lor Bak makes a good entrĂ©e before the main event, mince wrapped in bean curd sheets that’s deep fried that comes with a sweet chilli sauce. Har Mee is an extremely scrimpy broth but the laksa is the thing that all and sundry come here for. The reason why restaurants nearby don’t have a bum on a seat. It is very good, there is a good level of coconut cream but it’s the blend of spice which has plenty of depth sets it apart from pretenders, coating and flavouring the strands of vermicelli and yellow egg noodles, fried tofu and generous amounts of lean chicken pieces. Fried eggplant might not be a common garnish but just adds to the luxury.

Get your laksa fix here. It’ll be exactly what you need. The royal treatment, so to speak.

4 / 5 yums!
Where? Shop 3, 320 Racecourse Road, Kensington, VIC
What? Under $10

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