11 October 2009

Laksa House: Har Mee and Chicken Rice, Sydney (24 Sept 2009)

Queen Victoria Building
LG North, Shop 17, 455 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Disappointing in so many ways

I really can't understand why half the customers are Asian in this eatery when their Har Mee and Chicken Rice were so disappointing. This reminds me of one of the reasons why I started blogging — so I can remember both the good dishes and bad dishes. I'm obviously ordering the wrong dishes or maybe have visited on an off day — perhaps I should be trying the Laksa since they are called the 'Laksa' House. The Har Mee (pictured) is one of the most weak tasting broths I've come across and is more like a clear soup compared to the distinctive fuller broths of Malay-Chinese and Lee's Malaysian. I think I also counted only 2 prawns :-(. The breast chicken rice was very dry which came with a tiny side soup and the chili sauce was a bit watery. Nothing like the juicy tender meat I've had at Sayong Curry & Laksa Malaysian Cuisine. Extra chilli costs $0.50 — Gee, that's a bit mean considering so many eateries readily provide their chilli for customers at no extra cost. Thankfully there's plenty of seating for the lunchtime crowds of office workers and tourists.

Other places tried for Har Mee:
25 Jan 2012 - More More Char
6 Oct 2010 - Singapore Shiok!*
24 Sept 2009 - Laksa House
16 Sept 2009 - Laksa King
12 Aug 2009 - Jaya Malaysian
23 April 2009 - Lee's Malaysian
24 March 2009 - Malay-Chinese
19 Oct 2008 - KL Kopitiam Malaysian Cuisine

Other places tried for Chicken Rice:
Singapore Shiok!* - 29 Sept 2010
Malacca Straits - 23 Jan 2010
Yummy Chinese - 20 Jan 2010
Laksa House - 24 Sept 2009
Laksa King - 16 Sept 2009
Malaysian Food House - 18 Aug 2009
Malay-Chinese Takeaway - 6 Aug 2009
Mc Lucksa - 5 Aug 2009
Jaya Malaysian - 29 July 2009

Har Mee $8.50

Hainanese Chicken Rice $8.50

Extra chilli sambal $0.50



Service counter


Anonymous said...

YIKEs charging for chilli,thats bad form!!And 2 prawns, yikes thats even worse than charging for chilli!!


Anonymous said...

Their Ipoh Hor Fun is popular (silky kway teow in prawn based soup with chives). I've tried it before and it's quite authentic but portion is small.

Simon Leong said...

hi Sydneyguyrojoe, it's probably the only place i've come across which charges for chilli, pretty stingy isn't it.

hi sydneyfoodie, thanks for the recommendation, will have to try and remember if i visit again.

Anonymous said...

Dissapointed every time I went there with the staff. They have attitude and don't value the customers.

Simon Leong said...

hi Anonymous, sounds like they'll have to lift their game and be more customer focussed.

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