Laksa is a dish that always sparks heated discussion. If you’re from Penang, anything else that isn’t Penang-style laksa is NOT laksa, likewise if you’re from Sarawak! However, keep in mind that Johorean laksa is a completely different animal altogether.
Each bowl of laksa you order here is carefully loaded with ‘liaw’. A little pile of beancurd skin, dried tofu, beansprouts, fish cakes and fishballs sit atop noodles of your choice, soaked in a rich laksa ‘soup’ that’s a little more curry based than penang laksa and not definitely not as tangy. Order a basket of otak-otak that’s freshly charcoal-grilled at the front of the shop, dunk it into any leftover gravy you might have left and before you know it, all you’ll be left with is an empty bowl!
Getting here: 36A, Jalan Kolam Air, Taman Water Works, Johor Bahru, 80100, Johor Bahru