Best Singapore Laksa – 328 Katong Laksa
There are various types of Singapore laksa but the most famous is the Katong laksa.
Katong Laksa was inspired by the Peranakans that used to live in the Katong area.
If you love spicy food then you will love laksa. You can add as much sambal/chilli if you want it hotter (the sambal adds even more flavor too)
328 Katong Laksa made headlines 6 years ago for winning against Gordon Ramsay. This was in the Hawker Heroes challenge 2013 to make the best bowl of laksa.
Boasting two restaurants on Singapore’s East Coast Road; it’s easy to see why 328 Katong Laksa is toted as one of the best laksa in Singapore.
328 Katong Laksa
51 East Coast Road &
216 East Coast Road
If you are visiting Singapore and staying on the East Coast, 216 East Coast Road Branch is near the Santa Grand Hotel.
The 51 East Coast Road Branch is located near Hotel Indigo Katong, Holiday Inn Express Katong, Village Hotel and Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy.
328 Katong Laksa has a very simple menu. There is laksa in a small bowl at $5.50 or a large bowl at $7.50. Nasi Lemak at just $2.00 a packet. Otah; (a local style recipe for steamed parcels of minced seasoned fish, wrapped in coconut leaves & flame grilled) at $1.40 each. Various Dim Sum is available as well as drinks.
For SGD$10.90 I had a feast of small bowl of laksa, dim sum and a lime juice. Great cheap eats if you are on a budget.
What I love about 328 Katong laksa is they cut the noodles so all you need is a spoon to eat. No chopsticks needed and no splashing the soup on your clothes! (Had this happen many times)
Some laksa I find very oily. This laksa is a rich gravy that is perfectly balanced with spice, coconut and laden with cockles and prawns. I can see why they still remain so popular on the East Coast of Singapore.
A must try aside from the Singapore Laksa is the dim sum. Highly recommend the chilli crab pau (a chinese steamed bun). The sweetness of the crab with chilli and soft bouncy buns is a wonderful combination.
If you are ever on the East Coast and looking for a warm and comforting meal then you have to try 328 Katong Laksa. They have cleverly mastered every component of the dish to produce a flavorful and scrumptious laksa which definitely lives up to the hype.