328 Katong Laksa 加东叻沙
Celebrity chef Gorden Ramsay took on the Hawker Heroes challenge; he wins with chilli crab but loses with laksa and chicken rice. The Laksa is none other than 328 Katong Laksa, a name synonymous with Laksa in Singapore. How does a bowl of rice noodle, soaked in a orangey or bright red gravy conquer so many hearts, making themselves a name in the hall of fame of popular hawker food in Singapore?
The ability of 328 Katong Laksa to win numerous accolades and recognition from the public is proof of their substance.
But what’s hidden in the pungent gravy is truly the winning formula for 328 Katong Laksa. The gravy has a wholesome homemade taste, putting their own unique spin on the dish. Its richness is nicely balanced out by the chilli, coconut milk and evaporated milk, leaving just a tinge of mild spiciness. The dried shrimp at the bottom of the gravy gives a great, flavorful mouthful of chewiness with each spoonful of gravy. The glossy thick gravy is tangy without being cloying: we really like the fragrance, which is well permeated into each strand of the noodle, which was also well done – nicely soft and resilient.
This bowl of deceptively simple-looking noodle hides its true complexity – within the gravy and the freshness of the ingredients. 328 Katong Laksa cleverly sets themselves apart from other renowned stalls with their mastery of every component of this dish. Their reputation isn’t hype at all, and the flavourful and scrumptious laksa truly lives up to its reputation.
Overall, you can enjoy a nice bowl of well balanced Laksa at 328 Katong Laksa. Maybe it just wasn’t fair for Gorden Ramsay to be up against such a strong competitor, as even his top chef skills aren’t able to match up to this Laksa expert!
328 Katong Laksa
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