22 March 2012

Laksa Laksa: Malaysian, CBD Sydney (31 Jan 2012)

262 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Laksa House expands to Pitt St

It seems the owner of Laksa House in the QVB has expanded his laksa offerings to Pitt Street which I think is a pretty bold move considering the plentiful supply of Asian eateries across the road under Pittsway Arcade including Sayong. I like the abundance of available clean seating which you won’t really find in a food court setting and there’s plenty of choices on the menu although I’m not sure if they do them all well. Their Penang Fried Kuey Teow ($12.50) is a bit on the pricey side but has a fair amount of wok hei although could perhaps have a bit more for my liking. It was unfortunately a bit on the oily side making it heavy to eat but it included lots of different ingredients with a token prawn. The Chicken laksa ($8.90) was the better choice with decent depth of flavour with a noticeable chilli kick. I guess when a place is called Laksa Laksa you have to try their laksa. There’s a small unisex toilet but watch your back when washing your hands in the sink area as the door behind you can’t be locked and if someone enters you might get hit. Service was efficient and pretty friendly but the simple and functional décor won’t win any interior design awards.

PROS: Plenty of clean seating, Friendly staff, Efficient service, Lots of choices on the menu
CONS: Laksa might be their speciality but I’m not sure how well they do all their other dishes, Confined space in the toilet — watch out for door opening

Chicken laksa ($8.90)

Penang Fried Kuey Teow ($12.50)

Chilli sambal for extra flavour


Bain-marie and service counter

Plenty of seating

Kitchen pass area — not sure about the white ropes as decor

Poster — perhaps it should be an image of laksa instead of chicken rice (which looks like a croissant)

Small unisex toilet — watch your back when washing your hands in case someone comes in as door should probably have a lock on it


Jasmin said...

Mmmm Laksa. And right next door to my personal favourite, Echo Point, spicy laksa is always a win.

Unknown said...

This is so close to where I work! Must check it out now!

Anonymous said...

We were disappointed when we had dinner here. The chicken laksa was bland - way too much coconut milk and very faint laksa taste. And the nasi lemak was served with chicken rice instead of coconut rice!! Hopefully we just caught them on a bad day.

Simon Leong said...

hi jasmin, sounds like you're a karaoke fan at echo point — maybe they could allow you to bring the laksa in at the same time :-)

hi food is our religion, i thought the laksa was OK but let me know if you try any of the other dishes and what they're like

hi anonymous, sounds like the laksa I had was much better than your version. they should try and keep it consistent. thanks for letting me know about the nasi lemak.

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