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2013-10-22 15 views
For all laksa lovers, if you’re craving for laksa, don’t just head to tanjong katong for the 328 katong laksa. Venturing further down the road along east coast road lies another laksa heaven called Laksa-Nia.As the name goes, everything here is served with a taste of laksa (except the drinks and desserts of course!). The chef even came up with some creative additions to spice up your laksa craving without neglecting its original taste: Laksa Goreng, Laksa Baked Rice, Laksa Lasagne etc. Check out
As the name goes, everything here is served with a taste of laksa (except the drinks and desserts of course!). The chef even came up with some creative additions to spice up your laksa craving without neglecting its original taste: Laksa Goreng, Laksa Baked Rice, Laksa Lasagne etc. Check out Laksa-Nia’s full menu for all the innovations.
I had their passionfruit soda cause I knew I was going to have laksa. Pretty good combination though and the drink was good too. Had chendol for dessert and it was served with a straw and a spoon. Interesting as you can actually “drink” chendol and it was good. That aside, moving on to the main highlight.
If you think that there is only one kind of laksa in Singapore and that all laksa taste the same, well you’re wrong. Laksa-Nia offers you different 5 kinds of laksa and each of the laksa taste is uniquely different. Their signature laksas are the Singapore laksa and the vegetarian laksa while they serve 3 speciality laksas mainly from Malaysia: Penang laksa, Sarawak laksa and Kelantan Laksa.
You might think that all these funny laksa sure taste very similar but trust me, each of the laksa taste different entirely and is “got standard okay”. I managed to try all the laksa soup, (courtesy of the friendly lady boss) a little of each soup in those sauce dish plate as I was told each laksa’s origins and its difference with one another. These laksas aren’t just some weird creations that the chef whipped up-they came from real recipes from hometowns in Malaysia as per the laksa name. And if you still think it is still not legitimately real enough, check this out. The owners originate from Malaysia themselves: The lady boss’s hometown is Kelantan while her husband is from Sarawak and their executive chef is their eldest daughter who is the inventor of Laksa-nia’s innovations.
Prices aren’t very steep but slightly more expensive than 328 katong ($7.50 for a bowl of laksa) but considering the fact that you need not travel the entire Malaysia to try out all the unique laksas, the convenience it brings makes the price fairly reasonable.
For those who cannot stop at just having a bowl of laksa and you feel that you need everything laksa, the outlet at east coast road has the all you can eat laksa steamboat option. Something that is still not common in Singapore, here is the place to try it. Think about it: your steamboat ingredients all cooked in laksa soup. Isn’t it more flavourful than regular soup bases such as ginseng chicken soup or 麻辣/ 酸辣 soup or even miso soup. Furthermore prices are similar to any other decent steamboat you can find out there($20-ish) so you get your worth in terms of soup and your tastebuds. The steamboat comes with two soup bases and you can choose from the 5 laksa soups available, whichever to your liking. They do offer other soup bases such as herbal chicken as well for that mix of flavour.
Laksa-Nia also has a mission of social enterprise amongst their daily operations. The less fortunate, disabled mentally or physically, are hired by Laksa-Nia and trained with life skills to be independent on their own and given a chance to contribute back to society. Visit Laksa-Nia to see for yourself and do not be surprised if you are being served by that special someone. The staff have gone through proper training and are well equipped in handling tasks. Read more about it on their webpage.
So if you only tried Singapore laksa or only heard about Singapore laksa, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many variations of laksa across Malaysia and Laksa-Nia is your one stop laksa place for all of those. Head down to any of their 4 outlets (JEM, NEX, Bugis+, 382 East Coast Road)to experience laksa. You haven’t tried laksa until you dine at Laksa-Nia.