23 November 2009 · Comments Off on Brunch At 328 Famous Katong Laksa, East Coast Road · Categories: Food and Beverages

Katong Laksa. Mention these words in Singapore and most of them knew what you are talking about. I’ve grew fond of it since I had it more than year back. Heck, I like it so much that I make a point of eating it at least once whenever I’m in Singapore. Dare to say, the ones offered in Malaysia aren’t as tasty / good as the ones in Singapore.

328 Katong Laksa

I remembered the first time I was brought to this shop when I made a trip to Singapore long ago. And I didn’t know about the popularity of this shop until I saw them being reviewed in a T.V. food show. It is safe to say the shop is packed with customers during peak hours even though there are limited parking lots.

Katong Laksa

At first, as I was looking high and low for chopsticks, I found it weird to eat noodles with just a spoon. But after a couple of that, I’ve got used to it and wouldn’t mind at all. In this way, each scoop will have a bit of everything including its soup. It’s pretty simple to order. Just tell them the size and with or without ‘see hum’, at the counter / stall. That’s all.

Chili Paste

Topped with prawns and sliced fishcakes, this spicy bowl of noodles is something different compare to the ordinary laksa that you eat. The soup wasn’t overly thick like gravy but it was packed with flavours and slight sourish.

Katong Laksa

On each table, there is a mini jar of chili paste. It’s for those who wants to kick up spicy-ness of their bowl of noodles to another notch. I’m not too sure how spicy it was without the chili paste but I normally do add one or two spoons into my bowl. I like mine to be spicy.

Nasi Lemak

Other than that, eating during brunch (breakfast-lunch) time, I ordered a pack of their Nasi Lemak. This is probably the one and only place I could find nasi lemak wrapped in thick, and I repeat THICK, banana leaves.

Nasi Lemak

In it, there were the usuals; fried fish, fried anchovies, cucumbers, rice and sambal. However, there’s no hard boiled eggs in sight. -1 point for this. Hmph! Rice itself met the requirements of how a Nasi Lemak rice should be. It’s fluffy, firm, and creamy with fragrant aroma. The fried fish… nothing to shout about. The sambal was spicy but slightly sweet.

Lime Juice

To wash it all down, I ordered the usual lime juice. I’m not sure how they did it, unlike the ones in Malaysia, it is really good. It’s really refreshing yet not overly sour with slight hint of sweetness in it.

328 Katong Laksa

Overall, with nice clean environment, the food was sinful but good. It would be great if they all (including the lime juice) are available in Malaysia. By then, I wouldn’t have to wait for my next trip to Singapore anymore to sample this food again.

Address:
No. 216, East Coast Road,
Singapore 428914




Despite me using Jalan Imbi for countless times, I’ve only got to know this shop recently when I was having family dinner at Overseas restaurant. Even my friend, who is from Tangkak, knew about this branch although he doesn’t live in KL.

Chili Sauce

Located along the bustling street of Jalan Imbi, it is situated a few shops away from Pizza Hut. Finding a parking lot might be a trouble and hence, it is wise for you park at the empty beside that block of shoplots.

Beef & Stomach Noodles

There wasn’t any crowd at all when we were there for dinner. Perhaps, it was kinda early as it was only 6.15pm. As the shop’s name indicated, they are famous for their beef noodles (duh!) and so I opted for Beef and Stomach Noodles.

Beef & Stomach Noodles

A bowl filled with beef meat and beef stomach, it’s rather tasty, if you ask me. Topped with salted vegetables, the portion is quite generous for KL standard. The meat was tender and nice while the beef stomach wasn’t overly chewy at all. Having said that, the soup somehow lacked of beef essence, if you know what I mean.

Beef Balls

For side order, we opted for a bowl of Beef Balls. Soaked in (probably the same) soup, they were quite alright. The texture of it is quite similar to those of pork balls.

Restoran Sup Lembu Tangkak

As this is my first visit, I’m not sure how does this shop fared compare to other branches or even the main one. But overall, to me, the meal was quite alright. The price is slightly above average, but with clean and simple environment, it pretty much justifies what you are paying for.

Address:
No. 133, Ground Floor,
Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.