Singaporean cuisine is indicative of the ethnic diversity of the culture of Singapore. With its rich multicultural heritage, the city serves up a true melting pot of flavours and foods. We take a look today at Laksa, or Curry Laksa. This particular dish is one of the staple dishes in the Singaporean diet and is a crowd favorite. This original Peranakan creation is an amazing blend of regional cultural influences with quite a bit of history. Although there are many variations of this spicy number, with each region having its own interpretation, the Singapore Curry Laksa remains the preferred option for many.
Curry Laksa comprises of thick rice noodles, prawns, fishcakes, hard boiled eggs, chopped beansprouts, and cockles served in a spicy orangey coconut cream based soup. The dish is commonly served with a generous serving of sambal chilli (chili-based sauce made from a variety of chili peppers) and garnished with a sprinkling of chopped Vietnamese coriander leaves.
It is said that the best Curry Laksa originated in the Katong region of Singapore during the 1950s and 60s. Today, every other Laksa vendor claims that they sell the real “Katong Laksa” but no one really knows for sure – and while we don’t claim to know which version the real Katong Laksa is, we’ve compiled a list of some of the popular Laksa stalls in the eastern region of Singapore!
- Katong Laksa (from the Market-Hawker Center)
1 Telok Kurau Road
- 328 Katong Laksa
53 East Coast Road
- 48 Roxy Laksa
East Coast Lagoon Food Village, East Coast Park
- Marine Parade Laksa (its sign reads “Katong Laksa”, however!)
Blk 128 Bedok North St 2, #01-02
Thinking of putting those culinary skills to the test? With Capri by Fraser’s fully equipped kitchenette and a huge supermarket (NTUC FairPrice) next door, you can try your hand at cooking this local culinary delight. Here’s a few awesome recipes that you can follow:
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