With the rare, but welcome spate of sweater weather these days, comfort food has become the main order of the day. And a bowl of piping hot laksa is at the top of that list.
Mention the words “Singapore” and “laksa”, and the legendary stalls of Katong instantly spring to mind. But if you are seeking something closer towards Singapore’s central district, a humble stall by the name of Sungei Road Laksa is where you can get your fix for a low, low price of $3.
Nestled within the heartlands in Jalan Bersah, Sungei Road Laksa started out as a humble push-cart helmed by two brothers. Today, the second generation of management doles out these $3 bowls to a snaking queue that persists past lunchtime.
The Singapore-style laksa comprises bouncy white noodles, bean sprouts, fish cake, cockles, and green laksa leaves.
The charcoal fire that Sungei Road Laksa uses, gives the coconut broth its distinct, smoky flavour. The broth itself is mild and fragrant, with a dollop of chilli for an added kick. Because it’s relatively light and mild, the broth is easy to drink and doesn’t leave you with the dreaded jelak feeling.
The cockles themselves are fresh and not overly fishy, making it easy for non-shellfish eaters to chow down. Sungei Road Laksa is also generous with its cockles, and a $0.50 – $1 top-up grants you extra toppings, including noodles and soup!
At $3 a bowl, Sungei Road Laksa is criminally affordable and worth the queue. It’s not uncommon to see orders of three to four bowls from families living nearby. No chopsticks, no fuss; just grab your spoon and slurp up ’em bite-sized noods!
Address: 27 Jalan Berseh 01-100, Singapore 200027
Nearest MRT: Lavender EW11/ Jalan Besar DT22
Thursday to Tuesday: 9.30am – 4pm
Closed on Wednesday