Home Nightlife Simply how good is “The Unique Katong Laksa”?

Simply how good is “The Unique Katong Laksa”?

Simply how good is “The Unique Katong Laksa”?


Right here begins one other of my cross-island meals adventures, but once more to the East and greatest aspect. Recognized by many because the one which began all of it, Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq. is positioned at, nicely, Roxy Sq..

Opposite to the signal which says The Unique Katong Laksa Since 1950, most know the shop merely as Janggut Laksa. “Janggut” (or “beard” in Malay) is the nickname of the shop’s founder, Mr Ng.

Katong Laksa @Roxy Sq - Storefront

Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq. was based approach again within the Nineteen Fifties and was beforehand generally known as Marine Parade Laksa. The shop was one of many first shops to promote this famed dish — there was even a enormous debate on which Katong laksa stall was the unique one.

Although nobody is aware of in the event that they’re actually the OG or not… I used to be simply there for my dose of Katong laksa.

Janggut Laksa @Roxy Square - Accolades

With quite a few appearances on each the information and blogs (thoughts you, there’s extra on the wall), Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq. has made fairly a reputation for itself.

Once I arrived with my eating companion, our first thought was… “Don’t inform me that’s the queue!”

What I attempted at Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq.

Katong Laksa @Roxy Sq - Small Portion

Like many heritage stalls, Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq.’s menu is so simple as it will get — simply their laksa in several sizes: S$5.50 for small, S$6.50 for medium and $S7.50 for giant.

I went for the smallest measurement this time, simply to measurement up (pun supposed) their serving measurement. To be sincere, the bowl was on the smaller aspect. However maybe there was extra to it than met the attention.

Janggut Laksa @Roxy Square - Noodle Closeup

Typical of Katong laksa, the rice vermicelli was reduce brief, making it simple to eat with only a spoon. There was additionally loads of tau geh and fishcake with each chunk.

Perhaps it’s as a result of the noodles had been particularly brief at Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq., however I discovered them to be barely too comfortable for my liking. In the event you want your noodles softer, this might be proper up your alley, although.

Katong Laksa @Roxy Sq - Sambal and Prawns

There have been fairly a number of candy and tender prawn halves, in addition to a handful of hum that weren’t too metallic. Although the portion might undoubtedly have been bigger, there was sufficient seafood in each different chunk to make for a satisfying-enough bowl.

I discovered the added sambal on the aspect to be fragrant and on the sweeter aspect. It blended very nicely with the gravy of the Katong laksa.

Katong Laksa (George’s): By George! That’s some strong Katong laksa in Katong

Undoubtedly assist your self to the sambal on the counter if you’d like a stronger kick out of your meal, although! Even when combined in totally, I couldn’t really feel any of the “warmth” from the chilli. These which might be unable to take spice and even kids would most likely be capable of eat Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq.’s rendition with none difficulty.

Katong Laksa @Roxy Sq - Gravy

The gravy was extraordinarily fragrant and had an extremely sturdy coconut flavour. Although it was not extraordinarily lemak, it was full of a wealthy, umami flavour. The gravy was additionally undoubtedly on the sweeter aspect, due to the coconut milk and prawns. It was very nice to drink.

I observed that the coconut milk had curdled ever so barely however, fortunately, the gravy nonetheless remained on the creamier aspect and didn’t really feel watered down.

Katong Laksa @Roxy Sq - Noodles

The gravy was gao sufficient to cling to the elements and noodles properly, and made for very appetising spoonfuls of goodness. There have been bits of coconut and hae bee in each chunk.

Katong Laksa @Roxy Sq - Large Portion

My companion opted for the S$7.50 bowl. It had about twice the quantity of prawn as mine, however I’m unsure if it’s actually definitely worth the extra S$2. Total, the portion measurement was not a lot bigger than its S$5.50 counterpart. I believe to get probably the most bang on your buck, it could really be greatest to go for the medium S$6.50 bowl.

Ultimate Ideas

Katong Laksa @Roxy Sq - Overall Shot

As a lot as I needed to assume that The Unique Katong Laksa would serve up some mind-blowing Katong laksa, maybe I had set the bar too excessive.

Sure, it was good. However not worlds aside from different gamers within the discipline. It had a pleasant fragrant, lemak gravy and sufficient elements. However at a barely larger value level, smaller parts and fewer kick than different locations, I can’t say I’d make the journey down once more only for this.

Nevertheless, in case you are recreation to courageous the intimidating queue, it is perhaps price a go to to Katong Laksa @Roxy Sq. only for a style of The Unique. Janggut’s laksa might not have ticked all my packing containers, however they certain serve up some nice Katong laksa that might swimsuit a variety of palettes.

Anticipated injury: S$5.50 – S$7.50

Order Supply: foodpanda Deliveroo

Conventional Penang Meals: Genuine Penang assam laksa, fried kway teow, Nyonya fried rice & chendol in Toa Payoh

Worth: $

Our Score: 3.5 / 5

Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq.

50 East Coast Highway, Roxy Sq., Singapore 428769


Our Score 3.5/5

Janggut Laksa @Roxy Sq.

50 East Coast Highway, Roxy Sq., Singapore 428769

Phone: +65 9622 1045

Working Hours: 10.30am – 4.30pm (Mon to Fri), 9am – 4.30pm (Sat & Solar)



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