11 Best Laksa Stalls You Ought to Try in Singapore
11 Best Singapore Laksa Stalls You Ought to Try!
Singapore Laksa is basically a noodle dish with chicken, prawns, or fish served in a rich and spicy curry coconut milk broth or a sour assam (tamarind or gelzugur) broth. In Singapore, our local “Katong” laksa boasts a milky flavour and a coconutty fragrance and packs just the right amount of punch. Thick rice noodles are most commonly used. Everyone has their own favourite Laksa stall in Singapore, and without further ado, here are 11 best laksa stalls you should try in Singapore!
- Roxy Laksa (Closed)
- Beast & Butterflies
- The Original Katong Laksa (Janggut Laksa)
- Frenzlink Cafeteria
- Wei Yi Laksa
- 328 Katong Laksa
- 928 Yishun Laksa
- Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
- Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
- Glory Catering
- Sungei Road Laksa
Founded in 1952, Roxy Laksa started as a humble cart parked outside Roxy Theatre. Made with fresh ingredients and rempah which they grind in-house, the thick gravy is rich and robust. It is really lemak yet not overpowering. Each bowl of laksa costs $4.50. Mix in a spoonful of sambal for an extra kick!
Address: #01-17, Timbre+, 3A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139957
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 6pm. Closed on Sundays.
MTM Laksa ($16) stands for “Mee Tai Mak” Laksa. Silver needle noodles are accompanied with fresh cherrystone clams, prawns, fishcake and crispy tau pok, in a tasty Laksa gravy. The broth has a good balance of coconut milk, spices and herbs. It’s not too spicy nor too rich. Although this Laksa doesn’t come with cockles, the plump and sweet cherrystone clams are a delicious alternative.
Beast & Butterflies
Address: 90 Robertson Quay, M Social Singapore, Singapore 238259
Phone: 6657 0018
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 10am (breakfast). Sat, Sun & PH 7am to 10.30am (breakfast). Daily 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch) and 5pm to 10.30pm (dinner).
The special dish that is exclusive to this outlet is Crayfish Laksa! The spicy coconut milk soup base here is creamier with bits of dried shrimp. Short strands of thick bee hoon and bean sprouts are blanched with the laksa broth a few times before they are topped with prawns, fishcakes, prawns, cockles, and laksa leaves. It’s extremely delicious and pleasantly aromatic. A regular bowl of laksa starts from $5 while the crayfish laksa is selling at $9.50 a bowl.
The Original Katong Laksa (Janggut Laksa)
Address: 331 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534949
Mobile: 9736 1833
Opening Hours: 10am to 9.30pm daily.
This eatery serves $2 noodles! Yes, you heard us right. Uncle Ah Cai wakes up at 3am daily and heads to the coffeeshop to prepare the noodles. There are a total of 8 different noodles available – mee siam, prawn noodles, laksa, wanton noddles, fishball noodles, bak chor mee, mee rebus, and lor mee. The heartwarming bowl of laksa won the hearts of many office workers and managed to tickle our tastebuds. You won’t believe that it’s just $2!
Address: 62 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058692
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6am to 3pm. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
What makes Wei Yi Laksa special is the menu which allows you to choose your desired combination of ingredients. We had the classic bowl ($3) which consists of prawns, cockles and taupok, topped with a teaspoon of chilli. The laksa gravy is thick, spicy and filled with hae bee (dried shrimp) flavours. They’re quite generous with the cockles, which are fat and juicy.
Wei Yi Laksa
Address: #01-20, 48A Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 148813
Mobile: 9782 1012
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu, Sat & Sun 5.30am to 12noon, or till sold out. Closed on Mondays and Fridays.
This was the first Laksa I was introduced to when I was growing up, thus it always brings back memories of my childhood whenever I dine here. The Laksa broth($5.35 small / $7.50 large) here can be very addictive, with a great balance of flavours from the presence of hae bee (shrimps), coconut milk and chilli. 328 Katong Laksa has always been touted to be the best laksa in Singapore!
If you’re not a Yishun resident, it could be hard to identify 928 Yishun Laksa. The shop doesn’t have a name; just try to spot people eating Laksa from a red bowl, and you’ll know you’re at the right place. The Laksa base at 928 Yishun Laksa features a mild coconut fragrance and isn’t overly rich. Add a spoonful of chilli and you get the ultimate bowl of Laksa. SHIOK!
928 Yishun Laksa
Address: #01-155, Blk 928 Yishun Central 1, Singapore 760928
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 7pm. Closed on Mondays.
Listed under the Michelin Bib Gourmand, Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa serves sizzling hot Laksa in a claypot. Even though the sun is scorching hot during lunch hours, you’ll still see a queue here. The gravy is not fiery spicy, but it’s quite rich, with a lovely hint of coconut. Serving Laksa in a claypot ensures that the Laksa remains warm throughout.
Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
Address: #01-75, Alexandra Village, Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150119
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 3.30pm. Closed on Sundays.
There are two variations of the Asia Delight Laksa served at Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa – original and the other one with crayfish. The $7 portion comes with crayfish. The Laksa broth is prepared using fresh coconut, scallops, dried oysters and dried prawns. It was light on the palate and smooth, unlike the usual thicker versions. The hawkers are generous with the ingredients, and the crayfish is fresh and juicy.
Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa
Address: #02-66, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Blk 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11.30am to 4.30pm. Closed on Sundays.
Glory Catering offers Nonya Laksa, which is a crowdpleaser. This Laksa stood out due to its milkier and less spicy gravy. It is served with a generous helping of prawns and fishcakes.
Address: 139 East Coast Road, Singapore 428829
Phone: 6344 1749
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun & PH 8.30am to 8.30pm. Closed on Mondays.
Sungei Road Laksa is a humble stall in a coffee shop, and most of the time is manned by 3 ladies. One of the ladies fills the bowls with ingredients, while another takes orders and the last fills every bowl with the gorgeous broth. The broth is cooked over a charcoal fire which we believe, is extremely difficult to find these days. The laksa gravy is light, easy to drink but still very flavourful.
Sungei Road Laksa
Address: #01-100, Blk 27 Jalan Berseh, Singapore 200027
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm. Closed on every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
After savouring so many bowls of Laksa, we think Sungei Road Laksa definitely serves the best laksa in Singapore. Despite their recent price hike to $3 per bowl (yup, it used to be $2 per bowl), Sungei Road Laksa still has our hearts. Feel free to let us know if we have missed out on other stalls in Singapore which you think that serve the best laksa!
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.
Let’s build a food community that helps to update the food news in Singapore! Simply comment below if there’s any changes or additional info to the laksa stalls listed above. We will verify and update from our side. Thanks in advance!
For more food videos, check out our official YouTube channel!
Join us on our Telegram channel!