Last Updated on 12/09/2022 by iEat&Eat Team
Whenever people hear of Singapore, laksa is one of the top three most recommended food to try. Next to satay, it is not impossible if it is the number one to try. Friends from other countries would request a souvenir taste if they’re not already in Singapore to try it themselves.
But, it’s a different experience when you’re dining and waiting for your hot bowl of laksa in Singapore. The flavour is more explosive and enjoyable – it’s no surprise that it’s comfort food for all, not just the locals.
The good thing is laksa can be found wherever you find yourself when you’re in Singapore. And, you might even find a friendly recommendation at every corner. If there’s one thing the people of Singapore are proud of, we’re sure laksa is one of them.
If laksa is a foreign dish to you, then let me enlighten you on what laksa is and why it’s the first thing you should indulge in when in Singapore.
What is Laksa?
Laksa is originally a dish from Southeast Asia, but it gained popularity in Singapore because of the vast variety of dishes that can be found in the country.
Aside from all the dishes that are uniquely Singapore like satay, salted egg prime dishes and spiced seafood dishes, Peranakan is one of the favourite cuisines and laksa is part of that culture.
Laksa is a soupy, spicy noodles dish that uses rice noodles and is usually topped with various key ingredients depending on the recipe’s speciality; prawns, chicken, pork, salted egg or even tofu, mushrooms and fish. Now, here’s the exciting part – the broth soup.
Laksa broth in Singapore is a concoction of spices, herbs and ingredients that go well together unimaginably. Chillies, shallot, turmeric, even coconut milk and dried shrimp and shrimp paste.
The 10 Best Laksa in Singapore this Year
1. Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodle
48A Tanglin Halt Rd, Singapore 148813 | +65-9782-1012
Wei Yi Laska & Prawn Noodle is one of the restaurants that give the most memorable bowls of laksa at approximately S$3 to S$5 a bowl. They also have their best prawn noodles that stay with you even after you leave the place. This place is a huge rave for people in Singapore who love the different flavours of Laksa in the country. Compared to other laksa houses, Wei Yi is one of the spicier ones than the sweet and creamier versions of Katong.
2. Sungei Road Laksa
27 Jalan Berseh, #01-100, Singapore 200027
Sungei Road Laksa is one of the famous laksa sources in Singapore. Aside from they offer a wholesome experience for every newcomer, they always make sure they serve the best they can. All you need to do is ask and let them know what you like to come with your laksa. Their prices are affordable if not already beyond reasonable at S$4-S$6.
Just make sure you go during non-peak hours so you do not have to endure a long queue – no one jokes when they say they know Sungei Road Laksa. Also, skip a visit on Tuesdays – they’re closed!
3. Janggut Laksa, The Original Katong Laksa Since 1950
331 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534949 | +65-9658-6133 | Instagram | Facebook
Flavours play a huge role in Laksa. And, for all laksa lovers out there, Janggut Laksa always loved to balance the different flavours in a laksa to appeal to everyone’s cup (or bowl) of tea (or laksa). The neutrally diluted broth, the mild coconut milk and the blend of spice and sweetness that doesn’t overwhelm one another too much – isn’t that just a beautiful concoction of a bowl of laksa?
Whether you want prawn laksa or a serving of nice curry chicken, dining here will be bliss.
4. 328 Katong Laksa
51 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428770
328 Katong Laksa has a menu all for many things that complement their laksa. You can choose your bowl – small or large, and they make sure they make generous servings. If you want a spicier bowl, beware of how much you put. Their chill paste can get quite strong if you put too much!
For a more wholesome experience, they’ve included Loh Mai Kao, pau and salted egg custards for customers to try different flavours as well.
5. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-75 Alexandra Village Food Centre, Singapore 151120 | +65-9088-9203 | Facebook
Talk about being thick, Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Laksa has their laksa that way! They’re one of the local favourites. While they no longer serve their laksa in clay pots, rest assured for all the fans, their flavours remain the same tasty bowl of nice laksa noodles! Sometimes, laksa with cockles make everything better – that’s a serving you can expect from them.
6. 928 Yishun Laksa
928 Yishun Central 1, #01-155, Singapore 760928 | +65-9731-9586
If you’re in Yishun and search for a laksa dose, this is the place to be. 928 Yishun Laksa serves laksa with a gravy that is rich in flavours thanks to its dried shrimp ingredient and the spiciness is never too overwhelming to experience. For everyone who grew up in Yishun, this has been a favourite stop whenever comfort food was the answer to an exhausting day.
7. Terry Katong Laksa
51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #02-194, Singapore 588215
Available for Delivery: FoodPanda, Burpple
Terry Katong Laksa is a new name to laksa in Singapore, and they’re a pretty lowkey place in Singapore, but they’re one of the flavours that avid customers love to come back to.
Terry Katong Laksa serves their bowl of laksa deliciously; thick, and creamy but never too bad for your health salty or overwhelming. At just a bit over S$3.00, you have a tasty bowl of healthy hot laksa – no monosodium glutamate, no lard or meat, or even extra sugar added. Just a nice boil of traditional and authentic laksa.
8. Guang Fa Laksa, Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre
22B Havelock Rd, #01-08, Singapore 162022 | Facebook
Guang Fa Laksa is one of the subtle favourite laksa stalls in Singapore. Aside from the balanced and traditional taste of the laksa, it’s still creamy and rich but never too boastful with its flavours. The recipe was well-thought and satisfying, a generous bowl is more than enough to make a promise of coming back.
Just a heads up! The uncle running the stall doesn’t always open, so if you do find Guang Fa Laksa open, grab a bowl until you miss out on another visit again!
9. Khoon’s Katong Laksa & Seafood Soup
590 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-26, Singapore 574419 | Facebook
Khoon’s Katong Laksa & Seafood Soup serves tasty laksa and their seafood menu doesn’t fall short. Make sure you get to try their fish bee hoon soup if laksa is not an option. Nonetheless, their laksa is still the highlight of every visit!
Their laksa is creamy and soupy and the noodles were just right for the spoon. They have added milk to the laksa broth but it’s not too overwhelming for the classic laksa flavour everyone looks for in their bowl.
10. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa, Hong Lim Food Centre
531A Upper Cross Street #02-66, Singapore 051531 | +65-9750-8326
Available for Delivery: Burpple
Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa is one of the best, if not the best of it, laksa houses in Singapore. It’s not just a rave or a one-time experience, but fans of the house always find their way to dine when they want laksa.
When it comes to the laksa of Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa, the broth is definitely on point and their toppings are generous. If you’re one for the perfect sambal pairing, you’ll find your taste buds pampered here.