Shop 3, 320 Racecourse Road, Flemington VIC 3031
Now moved to: 6-12 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington VIC 3031
Searching for the best laksa
So where does one go for the best laksa in Melbourne?
For some of the best laksa in Sydney I usually recommend Malay-Chinese Takeaway as a first port of call but when it comes to Melbourne I'm at a total loss where to start. Adrian from Food Rehab commented Laksa King in Flemington as a recommendation for me and Urbanspoon lists it in their top 10 Best Cheap Eats in Melbourne and has better reviews than Laksa Me. When I visited in April they were in the process of moving to a new location around the block and have since completed the move. A very large bowl Prawn crackers ($3) is great value and can easily be shared amongst 4 people to share the love and fat. The generous sized Seafood Curry Laksa ($11.80) comes with ample pieces of king prawn, mussel, calamari and fishcake and has decent depth of flavour although is more curry tasting than Malay-Chinese. It's unusual to find eggplant in the laksa but I quite enjoy its soft texture and how it soaks up the flavour. My Har Mee ($9.90) comes with decent sized prawns and plenty of fishcake slices although I prefer the broth intensity at Malay-Chinese which also comes with slices of pork and crispy pork fat on top. Service was fairly quick, seating is simple and prices fairly reasonable for the serving size.
Review of Laksa King at new location:
PROS: Plenty of laksa choices, New location sounds much nicer, Fairly reasonably priced
CONS: Queues when busy
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