- < $10
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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!