Often enough when I walk past Yishun Central row of shophouses to get to my optometrist, I will always see a crowd of people at this particular shop slurping away happily at their bowls of Laksa. And if the crowd was not enough, there would be a queue with people “ta-paoing” the delicious noodle dish. So I felt it was due time last Sunday to engage in a bowl of this particularly local favourite with my grandma.
At $2.50 or $3.00 a bowl, it stands moderately in price and it is even more appetizing when such a generous portion is served up. Coconut, as a key ingredient stands out very strongly in this dish. And the grated coconut itself from part of the rempah is scooped over the noodles before serve.
When it comes to spiciness, the level is moderately mild with a slightly sweet and nutty aftertaste. I also added a spoonful of the prawn paste chilli for extra flavour and kick. Comparatively, the laksa is not as oily and the gravy itself is thick with spices and herbs. Cockles are also available upon request. Different from Katong Laksa, but I need not travel so far for a just as good bowl as well.
Yishun Central Blk 928