Other than all the various Katong Laksa, Sungei Road Laksa is probably Singapore’s other most famous Laksa.
However, do not confuse this with the other Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa at Hong Lim Food Centre as they are not related. Of course fans are wondering why the Michelin inspectors have excluded them – not even Michelin Plate?
No chopsticks. No photos. Sungei Road Laksa may be occupied within a coffee shop that is slightly hard to get to (no MRT stations nearby), but people come from far away for their Laksa with traditional and rich flavors.
The queue continues to be long throughout their opening hours, expect to wait about 15 to 20 minutes at least.
The stall is managed by 3 ladies, but they work together well like clockwork not make the hungry customers wait too long.
A single serving size of their Laksa is for $3. Maybe one bowl is not enough.
One of the few stalls who still cook the gravy using charcoal, it is served in a typical Katong style with spoon (ie no chopsticks), and the lovely orange gravy shines through and fills up the senses with a tantalising aroma.
There’s also a generous amount of cockles, and garnishing with green laksa leaves to give it more flavor.
I loved how the gravy was light enough to make it easy to drink and not feel too heavy after consuming the whole bowl.
My GRAB driver told me he missed the old-good Sungei Road Laksa in the past as it was more fragrant. Perhaps so.
Sungei Road Laksa
27 Jalan Berseh, #01-100, Singapore 200027
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 4pm (Mon – Tues, Thurs – Sat), Closed Sun, Wed