Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Laksa King @ Flemington

Ask people where to get a good curry laksa and you are likely to get Laksa King as an answer, well at least that's where the Wife suggested one afternoon after she decided to google "Where to get good laksa in Melbourne". 


Occupying the corner lot on the street opposite the train station, this is convenient for those who don't have a car. Whether it was packed because the laksa was good or because it was easy to get to, we couldn't tell when we first walked in. Luckily we went slightly later at 2pm and with all Asian eateries, the turnaround time is tremendously quick and in no time we had a table to ourselves. 


It was sort of a no brainer that we would have to order the curry laksa because that was the reason we came here. 


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Verdict? It was good. Creamy coconut broth which wasn't overly spicy and came with a range of ingredients (since I ordered the combination). Love the touch of eggplant and the kaffir lime leaves (I think), otherwise the rest of the items i.e. noodles, chicken and prawns were standard.

Not satisfied with one bowl between the both of us obviously, we ordered a prawn noodle or the penang hokkien mee as some call it. 

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It was like hitting jackpot, the prawn noodles delivering all the right notes of a typical prawn noodle. Rich prawn and pork broth with a couple of prawns. Again not overly spicy too. I had fun slurping and finishing up the soup. Memory fades me because I can't remember whether I was thirsty or not after the meal but as a pre caution, don't do what I did. 

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Wash it all down with an iced tea with pearls. My suggestion? Skip the pearls, there were hard and not soft and chewy. The tea was good though.

Overall, good for a quick meal of noodles and I also spot quite a fair few ala carte dishes that you can order with rice. The massive crowd may mean you got to book a table in advance or just risk having to wait. 

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Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. Based on what we had, it was brilliant, classic noodle dishes that are pretty close to the original ones you get in Malaysia. Of course, you can't convert the prices. 

12 comments:

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Terrific find! This looks better than many watered down curry laksa in KL la... :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: unfortunately i pay heaps more for this bowl, something like 10-12AUD, dont convert also expensive by hawker std!

Michelle Chin said...

I actually live 10 minutes away from this place. MAYBE i should give it a try but then again, never a huge fan of anything with coconut cream. Any chance they serve assam laksa? :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: i heard their assam laksa is pretty good too but yet to try, maybe you can let me know or you will have to wait till i revisit

Sean said...

actually, that's the best-looking bowl of prawn mee i've seen in ages. generous number of fat prawns, and one whole boiled egg instead of just half :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: well you definitely get what you pay for, i mean for RM5 at the hawker stall, you wouldnt expect that kind of prawns in there.

iamthewitch said...

The prawn mee definitely looks more appealing! Look at those gigantic prawns! I'm more of a fan of assam laksa instead of curry laksa.. hope to try it one day soon! :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

iamthewitch: yes yes soon soon.

msihua said...

If you like Assam Laksa, try the one next door (Chef Lagenda) they were the original owners/partners before Laksa King and them split :)

babe_kl said...

Lots of ingredients though with huge prawns which I doubt you can get here.

Baby Sumo said...

The prawn mee looks good. I rmbr when I lived in UK and found a good Asian restaurant, I was so happy also haha!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babysumo: haha yeah its amazing how little things can make people happy.

babekl: can get in KL, just pay premium

msihua: we did dine in lagenda but ordered ala carte dishes instead so we will have to return (or the wife will return since she likes her assam laksa)