A shop for Laksa lovers, it sells different kinds of laksa famous from different places such as Penang, Kelantan and Singapore. It is also famous for its Laksa lasagna. Hiring marginalised persons so as to empower the individuals to support themselves, Laksania fuses business strategies with a social cause.
- < $10
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I am an avid fan of laksas and as everyone knows, there are so many different kinds of laksas available (katong, penang, sarawak etc.). Besides serving the usual laksa bowls, Laksania also serves Laksa infused dishes. I've tried the normal laksa bowls and their innovative dishes such as laksa lasanga, laksa satay and laksa burgers and while all these food is indeed rich and cloying, it is super tasty and satisfying! I The star dish that I will have over and over again is the Laksa Satay! The laksa satay is made from chicken meat marinated in laksa and it is so flavorful and fragrant from the laksa marinade!!! The meat itself is also tender and thick. At $3.80 for 3 sticks, it is definitely more expensive than your usual hawker satay stall but you don't find laksa satays outside and I don't think anyone can do it better than Laksania!
As these laksa dishes are rich and flavorful, I would recommend you to go in groups of 3 or 4 to be able to order more dishes to share! I can't finish my bowl of laksa but I really wanted to have more laksa satay #firstworldproblems lol. The service here is great and I always enjoy my meals here. If you love laksa and want to widen your Laksa horizon, this is the place to visit!!
Too big a portion
I went to Laksania at the rather new shopping mall, JEM! The unique name of its eatery made me want to know more about the type food that it sells, hence I went in and ordered the typical Singapore Laksa and Laksa Goreng.
Laksa Goreng was one of a kind type of noodle that my mom and I would definitely order again. The taste is similar to that of Char Kuey Teow (Chinese: 炒果条) but Laksa Goreng is more tasty, probably because it has more seafood to couple with my favourite, clams.
In addition, I prefer the thinner noodle that they used for Laksa Goreng instead of the thicker ones that were used in Char Kuay Teow.
I will definitely go back to Laksania to try out other signature dishes.
As long as anything is spicy, I immediately well up with tears and my chest starts to feel constricted. It is difficult for me to stomach even Katong Laksa which is said to be not so spicy. Laksania, however, offers me with Laksa that is just right.
I remember that the first time I tried Laksa from Laksania I was commenting about how I wouldn't even finish half a bowl due to the Laksa's expected spiciness. Contrary to that, when I tasted my order, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the Laksa sauce bearable, it was deliciously addictive, that even I had to finish the soup!
While others may discount this place with its non-spicy Laksa and call it "non-authentic", I would say its a go for the Laksa lovers who can't take spicy food like me!
The creative touch
Laksa is a dish which you will either love or hate. Being an avid laksa lover myself, I am glad that Laksania serves so many types of laksa. For me, I love Penang and Sarawak Laksa, although I am always amazed at how laksa can be cooked in so many creative ways. Some of which I have never imagined, like can you imagine frying laksa?! I am also impressed by the chef's creative touch on their lasagna and burgers. Remarkable!
I find the dishes reasonably-priced and value for money. What makes me happy is the fact that Laksania is a social enterprise, set up to help those in need; the mentally weaker or even physically disabled. It brings me the warmth of caring for the society, as we should never forget the simple act of giving back to the society, especially when we are successful :)
A flair for laksa
Laksa is a dish with various interpretations, but at Laksania, they all come together!! The laksa offered ranges from the commonly seen coconut milk laksa, to the clear based penang laksa and innovative dishes for even those who do not enjoy laksa to enjoy, such as laksa burger.
I really enjoyed the savoury yet sour penang laksa, which reminded me of the penang laksa my late grandmother used to cook, which was always impeccably good, and not excessively spicy.
This shop spares no thought about giving more ingredients in the laksa, such as the shrimps and fish cake in the laksa goreng, an intriguing innovation of a laksa tasting thick bee hoon which was fried sin chew style.
This place is perfect for those who like laksa but do not take very spicy food
They also conjure up some interesting coolers, like the lychee cooler, which is perfect for quenching thirst after doing some shopping before eating. The prices may seem on a high side, but with generous helpings and friendly, efficient staff, it is money well spent.
Laksa is one of the self-proclaimed national dishes of our little nation, and Laksania is the place to head to if you have a craving for it. From classic favourites such as Penang laksa to novelties such as their signature laksa lasagne, you can find something that fits your fancy easily.
There is an incredibly large range of regional laksas here for customers to choose from. My personal favourite has to be the Penang laksa. It's not oily, and the soup is clear enough for you to spy your ingredients in the soup. It tasted authentic as well, sour enough to justify the 'Penang', and spicy enough for anyone to enjoy the kick of it.
Do note however - prices are much higher here as compared to your neighbourhood variant.
worth a try!
Famous for the laksa lasagna, you just have to give such a novel idea a try. It is rather tasty, the laksa sauce going well with the pasta layer. The lasagna, although baked, does not dry out the tau gua as well, which is a definite plus point.
It is also interesting to try out the many types of laksa originating from different parts of asia. I was really surprised to see how different they were. For example, the Penang laksa had a clear soup. The ingredients used in each type are also vastly different, and hence the tastes are not what you would expect. The laksa here is not as spicy as I would have preferred, however.
I also like the fact that the diner is a social enterprise, hiring marginalized individuals. The shop also employs a self-service concept where you indicate your orders on a sheet and pay at the counter before sitting down. Your meal will then be brought to you.
Give it a try! With carbonated sour plum!
My first visit at the Nex branch was a weekday night and it was already quite crowded. There are only isolated two-seaters table left and there were three of my friends. We had to make do with a bigger table at the end of the shop. Well, now's the catch. Right behind us were all the boxes and things kept. (it looks pretty much like a store room with dim lightings) The main lights were fused and hance we were having a rather romantic dinner. It's not meant to be sarcastic! Really, it's quite a new experience!
They have a wide variety of different laksa to choose from. From Penang, to Kelantan, to Sarawak and of course, Singapore taste. They have some with only mild spice, suitable for children and even for my friends who cannot handle spicy food! I like their Kelantan Laksa with that richness of warmth once you drink that soup.
Their drinks are pretty typical as what other cafes would sell. But they do sell some rare drinks! My favourite Earl Grey tea is sold cheaply and their sour plum drink is one of its kind. It is mixed with carbonated drink which I think is sprite or similar. It's really special drinking a gasy carbonated sour plum juice! Greatly recommend!
The prices are rather on the high end, close to $10 or slightly more for their laksa rice. Although similar laksa can be found at hwaker price elsewhere, it will be good to be it a try as their portion is slightly more and what's more? Give our little support to their staffs (they are hired from IMH or SGH).
Laksania provides good services with cheerful and friendly staffs. There is no service charge. We have to order and pay at the counter itself. But we will be served fully like in a restaurant!