Restaurant Review – Laksa King (Melbourne)

Published September 16, 2010 by Mary Jane

Afternoon, heheh I’m actually blogging in the arvo instead of evening that’s cos I’m going out for dinner with friends tonight, so by the time we get home – I would be too tired to blog. So today I had the police clearance checked booked in at 2pm to supply all my documents and forms for a potential job. Personally, I feel it’s a waste of time to make you bring these documents and forms and then I thought maybe they were going to interrogate me or something but nothing like that. I been wanting to bake Pandabear a Panda bread. I came across it online and it’s so cute, so I thought today would be the day – as I had another day off from work. I know I’m getting really slack..but it didn’t turn out – FAIL nevermind it still tasted like a nice loaf of bread so that’s the main thing.

This particular restaurant was recommended by a friend of ours. Obviously the name gives it away – they must specialise in Laksa…Malaysian hawker style food. I was told this particular restaurant started with a small take away joint it then did really well so moved on to a larger restaurant and it’s always packed.

When we arrived at the restaurant, it was packed – and we waited for a few minutes to be seated on a table.

When you arrived into the restaurant we spotted a large black board written full of Laksa King’s dishes and it’s prices. The menu were placed on our table and it was rather comprehensive.

We decided to share a few dishes, that way we get to taste a variety of dishes..So we ordered some curry puff, Loh bak, combination seafood laksa, Lo Mee, fried rice and I think for a vegie dish we went for gado gado.

Curry Puff

Curry Puff

Loh Bak

Loh Bak

Combination seafood laksa

Combination seafood laksa

Loh Mee

Loh Mee

Fried rice

Fried rice

Gado Gado

Gado Gado

Our meals arrived pretty quickly even though the whole place was packed, the waiters were ok – not superly friendly but at least they attend to your request when you ask for some chillie sauce. Anyways, the presentation of the meals were fantastic. Let’s start with curry puff and Loh Bak – they were pretty standard, nothing special. The Loh Mee with thick gravy sauce was very tasty, the seafood laksa was standard, nothing special infact I thought they might have made their laksa from a paste, it was very coconuty and not spicy at all. Still tasty though. With the fried rice – this was very average. The gado gado which is a vegetable salad served with a peanut sauce dressing was pretty tasty, I’ve never had it before so I couldn’t compare it with previous ones. Overall, we were pretty happy with our meals – it was served relatively large portion and at a reasonable price.

Here’s my rating:

Dining experience: 4 star
Food experience: 4 star
Would I recommend? Yes!

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