The last dish of our special three-part local feature is Laksa — a hearty bowl of rice noodles with a thick, umami, and spicy coconut broth.
Join us in celebrating Singapore's version of Laksa that is often served with blood cockles, prawns, and fish cakes. Scroll to discover the best traditional and modern takes to Laksa in restaurants on Chope!
The famous Katong Laksa has its origins from East Coast Road, where the street was once lined with Laksa stalls!
The finely chopped garnish on top of Laksa is widely known as the Laksa leaf, or Vietnamese coriander, is also used as a traditional remedy for indigestion.
Earthworms used to be added to the Laksa broth in the 1950s to enhance its salty flavour!
Laksa is a product of cultural intermarriage, with different variations of the same dish found in other parts of Southeast Asia. For example, Laksa Betawi in Indonesia has ketupat in it!
Post a photo of your Laksa (yes, any Laksa!) on Instagram and hashtag #ChopeSG #ChopeDOTM to stand a chance to win a $100 voucher to Old School Delights (Esplanade) or Soufflé!
For those who love Laksa the traditional way!
Love a good ol' traditional Laksa made from a traditional recipe? Old School Delights serves your favourite Laksa D'Lite ($7.80) made with their own rempah (spice paste)!
How does slurping on your Seafood Laksa ($16) with a waterfront river view sound like? Privé at the Asian Civilisations Museum is located by the Singapore River, offering you an unbeatable view with your meals.
For those looking to jazz up your Laksa experience!
For a peranakan and modern take to Laksa, you have to check out the two Laksa-inspired dishes — Cod in Creamy Laksa Sauce ($35) and Dry Laksa ($22).
Laksa broth in your hot pot? Get your spicy kick in a pot by cooking your favourite steamboat ingredients in San Laksa's traditional curry laksa broth!