Toa Payoh 94 Laksa – This Laksa Stall Serves Generously-Sized Blood Cockles
A laksa stall in Toa Payoh Block 94 has been making waves recently because of its bigger-than-usual cockles.
During our visit around 11 am on a weekday, we saw a constant stream of customers and a small queue white bore testament to the stall’s popularity. Aptly named “Toa Payoh 94 Laksa” after its block number, the stall’s menu is simple, focusing solely on laksa which is available in two portions($4.80/ $5.80). The rich and aromatic gravy is crafted from a prawn and lala stock infused with a spice blend sourced from a trusted supplier.
For $4.80, you’ll enjoy a basic bowl of laksa, featuring thick bee hoon, tau pok, fish cake, prawns, half a hard-boiled egg, and crispy bean sprouts. Elevating this dish are toppings such as an extra helping of ground hae bee and plump blood cockles. These cockles are unlike the typical smaller ones found in hawker laksa; instead, they’re substantial, each about the size of a teaspoon head and served raw.
The sight of the vibrant red cockles in the gravy might be overwhelming, so you have the option to request blanching if you prefer them less bloody. Biting into the medium-sized cockles promises an explosion of briny juices. The mildly spicy gravy is not excessively creamy but boasts a delightful umami from the hae bee topping. You have the option of enhancing the gravy’s sweet nuances by adding a spoonful of their delectable sambal chili. Moreover, the serving size is perfectly suited for an individual, ensuring that relishing every last spoonful is effortless.
Toa Payoh 94 Laksa
Address: 94 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Yi Hao Coffee Shop #01-30, S310094
Opening Hours: 6.30am–2pm daily