Alexandra Village Food Centre is one of those hawker centre gems that is not so populated, underrated, and filled with above-average hawker stalls.
Interesting, I noticed many customers ordering various claypot dishes of bak kut teh, sausage rice, mushroom chicken, prawn noodles and pork trotters.
You can almost call Alexandra Village Food Centre a “claypot heaven”. (Read: Alexandra’s Village Soon Lee Fire-Pot Stew Beef)
Of course, its most famous claypot stall is the Claypot Laksa?
This stall originated form the Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa near CMPB, and word has it that the old couple sold their recipe to its present owners.
While the present version is said to be less sizzling hot, loyal customers would still say it is more or less than same.
Alexandra Village’s Claypot Laksa ($4, $5, $6) was considered one the best laksa I ever had – the gravy is spicy, lemak and so so tasty. Warning though: a bowl of lemak laksa is 696 calories according to HPB, so go easy on the gravy.
Though recently, the standard somehow has dropped quite significantly, and lines weren’t as long as before.
The style is completely different from the popular but more muted Katong laksa (you can go opposite to Queensway Shopping Centre to try).
It is quite ingenious to use a claypot to contain because the food remains warm throughout, and just adds double fiery to the gravy.
I love most claypot dishes – claypot rice, claypot noodles, claypot bak kut teh, claypot tofu… what other dishes do you suggest to be ‘clay-potted’?
Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa (Bukit Merah Lane)
Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-75, Alexandra Village, Singapore 150120 (nearest MRT Queenstown, but need to take a bus from there)
Tel: +65 9088 9203
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
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