A small eatery in the North of Singapore that sells cheap and good laksa.
928 Yishun Laksa Hot
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Laksa worth melting for
What Singaporean doesn’t love a piping hot bowl of laksa? It’s okay, I’m not judging if you don’t. But if you do, this bowl of laksa from the North is one you must try.
928 Yishun Laksa is one of the cheapest ($2.80), yet tastiest laksa around, and worth all the sweat. If the heat bothers you, you can always hop over next door for some Ice Kachang or any other shaved ice dessert - I usually get a Ice Soursop Longan to go along with my laksa, and although it gives me a slight belly ache afterwards, the pain is worth it. Although I hate being a sweaty mess, this laksa is yummy to the point that I can overlook the lack of air-conditioning or the cramped seating.
Yishun residents are already well-acquainted with this favourite, but for others, this place may be unfamiliar to you, drowned out by ravings of popular Katong laksa and its like. Put those aside for a short while, and come on down to the North to give this bowl of laksa a try - only a stone’s throw away from Yishun MRT!
Cheap & good!
I used to visit this place a lot after school when I studied nearby. I'll still make the effort to drop by if I'm in Yishun! It's tucked behind the bus interchange, and takes some effort to find the place. When you're there, get a friend to find seats first. It gets really crowded during lunch time.
I'm someone who can't take spicy food, but this one has me raving over and over again. The broth is not too spicy, and not too rich as well. Apparently their chilli is really good, and I've seen people put in copious amounts of it in their soup.... Not for the faint-hearted (i.e. me).
They come in $2.50 and $3 portions, but I'd always go for the $3 one. An extra $0.50 for the extra "liao4"/ingredients and perhaps more enjoyment sounds like my thing. This laksa is different from other laksas I've had, though. They have a lot of other different ingredients such as crabsticks and taupok. But I'm not complaining.
Be prepared to queue during peak hours, but they usually serve it up pretty quickly. Drop by early if you're heading for dinner to avoid disappointment. The laksa is usually sold out by 7pm. I did warn ya.
Not a fan of spicy food
So this one had to be pretty special for me to go for it.
I usually don't like laksa nor curry because I am scared of spicy food but my friends were driving and lazy to go any further so we dropped off here.
It was a very sunny day and I did not feel like eating anything spicy nor hot but it was supposedly famous, so I shared a bowl with my equally opinionated friend.
It was cheap and hence our expectations were much lowered so imagine our surprise when it turned out to be pretty than we expected.
I never liked the laksa soup but this one took the icing of the cake. I actually finished more of the soup and left much of the noodles untouched. The ingredients were mostly eaten by my friend so I don't know how they fare but I honestly think just the soup and the noodles are good enough for me.
$2.50, definitely worth a visit (or another) and worth a (and another) bowl.
My colleagues recommended this shop to me and since then, every few weeks, I would suggest coming back here for lunch. The only drawback here should be the shortage of seats so we normally come a bit earlier than the normal lunch crowd if we have a big group.
My colleague and I would normally shared three bowls to get the fulfilling feeling. We once tried counting the cockles so that we can divide the cockles equally and there was easily more than ten. My wife always told me not to finish the gravy of laksa but for this shop, I would always forget this advice and drank the whole bowl of gravy. Also, bring a lot of tissue paper because you will be sweating a lot when you are eating the laksa here.
Best Laksa Ever
It's a usual after-school snack for my friends and I, especially on rainy days. What we really like about this laksa is the thick gravy and the many ingredients like the taupok and a half egg given in each bowl. It was definitely worth the $2.50-$3 that we paid for. The service is also rather quick and the laksa is always served hot. It is a very self-service style as we can choose whether or not, or how much chilli and coriander we want in our laksa.
However, it is very difficult to find seats during lunch or dinner timings as the shop is rather small and on days that are extremely warm, it gets rather humid. The uncle is also rather forgetful with our orders and we often have to repeat ourselves several times. But I would still give this laksa a thumbs up!
Pure Singaporean delight
This stall sells the best laksa that I have ever tried! The gravy is thick and fragrant with the coconut concoction, spiced up by their flavourful fried shrimps. Perhaps done in the interest of all patrons, the chilli paste is not added directly into the laska, but placed in a spoon, convenient for all to determine how much chilli they want to add according to their individual acceptance of intensity of spiciness.
Priced at only $2.50 per bowl, laksa from this store is the best deal I have ever known! Although the queue gets rather long during lunchtime, it is worth the wait! However, I try not to consume it more than twice every week as too much coconut milk is unhealthy.
Cheap and yummy!
My gosh, the laksa here is simply sumptuous!!
If I could, I would get the people here to conduct a class on how to prepare laksa and teach it to all pretenders out there! The laksa served here would put many other stalls out there to shame.
For starters, at $2.50, it's a definite bargain. Then comes the gravy, which is actually thicker than most places and flavour-packed! I could actually drink the gravy and feel completely at peace! The amount of noodles in your bowl are also slightly more than what you get at other places.
It's no wonder people queue up here, I find that this is one place I wouldn't mind queuing up too.
Yishun Laksa has one of the cheapest laksas around. It was even cheaper a few years back, at $2 per bowl. Now the price has risen to $2.50 per bowl, but it is still one of the most value-worthy laksa in the nation.
Just to not get your hopes up though - the laksa standard is nowhere near its Katong siblings. The laksa here is good but not utterly fantastic. You can taste the richness of the coconut milk in the soup base, and the soup is not overtly spicy. The ingredients are abundant too, even having an unusual addition of crabstick. What's best about this laksa place is the self-service to the addition of chilli and basil, thus flavouring your laksa perfectly. The location of this place is also very convenient, where a nice popiah place is located just around the corner, along with a desserts stall.
If I had to choose I'll definitely pick the famed Katong Laksa over this, but well since I'm living here Yishun Laksa provides a good alternative whenever the craving for Laksa hits.
nice to eat
Since I like spicy stuff, the first thing I eat is the laksa here. As compare to laksa elsewhere, I feel that the laksa here is cheap and tasty.
The laksa soup is rich, not like some places, the soup seems diluted. And I’m a noodle-lover, a bowl of laksa only cost $2.50, I usually add another 50 cents for extra noodles. For other places, a bowl of laksa cost $3 to $3.50 and the amount of noodles is considered ‘standard’.
But this place is very warm, not enough fans circulating around and the place is always packed with people. So I chose to go during non-peak hours, people are lesser during that time.
I have eaten the laksa, and it located behind Yishun bus interchange. There are always many people queuing up to buy the laksa and I have tried it a few times. I personally think that the laksa do taste nice, but there seems to be nothing special about it. It does not really taste very spicy and the spiciness is acceptable.
I do not like to sit there and have the laksa, I normally buy it home to eat. Since the place to not have air conditioning and the laksa is hot and spicy, it will be even warmer to have it there. The price is affordable and the service is not very slow as well.