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They used egg noodles and thin rice vermicelli, which is the correct Malaysian style, but the noodles were on the soggy side. The curry was really creamy thick and not soupy enough. It had an odd plasticky aftertaste that I somehow did not mind. I think it is passable as a non-laksa dish, the ingredients were generous and the rich curry was somewhat tasty. But I cannot bring myself to say that this dish is a laksa, that would be very salah (Malay: wrong).
Fakegf completely failed this dish as a laksa, she hardly touched it. Unfortunately, Lauren also did not like it. So I’m afraid both Singaporean and Australian palates have not been too impressed with the house laksa. In the end, I ate into this dish the most, but we still left half the bowl uneaten.
One could argue that maybe this particular house laksa comes from a region in Asia where laksas are made this way, and I agree that that’s possible. But I suspect it is more just the style here, or maybe it has been adapted for a Westernised palate.