(Melbourne) Laksa King

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I’ve tried laksa several times in Melbourne but one of the best I’ve ever had has got to be from Laksa King. The restaurant is located in Flemington, so the environment is quiet and a little far from the city. Even though it’s less convenient to get to, the restaurant is opened everyday and the food is definitely worth it. Service wasn’t the best and the restaurant only accepts cash, but you can go to the Newmarket Plaza close by where there are several ATMs to withdraw cash from.

To get to Laksa King, you can take Tram 57 (goes along Elizabeth Street in the city) and alight at the Newmarket Plaza tram stop (takes around 30mins from the city but also depends on traffic), or board the Craigieburn Line train (from the city towards Craigieburn) and alight at Newmarket Station. Both tram stop and train station are within short walking distance from the restaurant. Happy eating!


 – General Review –

  •  Service: 6/10

Service wasn’t very friendly. Plenty of food choices. Accepts cash only, but many of the food options are easy to take-out.

  • Servicescape: 7.8/10

Very bright, clean, and had plenty of seats. The restaurant was comfortable, and the furnishing was simple, with plenty of wood and glass. It had a bit of a modern feel to it, and there was pop music playing in the background. The restaurant can be quite loud from all the talking, especially when it’s crowded.

  • Non-smoking area: Yes, seats are indoors and smoke-free.
  • Vegetarian dishes: Very, very limited. Some vegetable dishes available, along with the Vegetarian Curry Laksa.
  • Price range: $ – $$ (AU$10 – $20 for most main dishes.)

Overall Rating: 8.5/10


 – Food Experience –

1) Lobak:

Lobak refers to minced pork roll fried in beancurd skin, and I absolutely loved this entree! The skin was thin with a little crisp, and the stuffing was delicious. Dip it into the sweet-and-sour sauce for the perfect combination of flavor.

Lobak - 6 pcs ($6.50)

Lobak – 6 pcs ($6.50)

2) Combination Curry Laksa:

One of the best curry laksas I’ve ever had. The portion was quite generous, and the laksa consisted of fishcakes, tofu, chicken, prawn, beansprouts, eggplant, and topped with fried shallots. The dish wasn’t very salty, and I loved how it was mildly spicy as well, which provided extra flavor and yet was able to be relatively gentle on the throat. I also liked how there were lots of meat to go with the noodles. Highly recommended!

Combination Curry Laksa ($9.80)

Combination Curry Laksa ($9.80)

3) Seafood Curry Laksa:

The Seafood Curry Laksa was similar to the previous dish except with seafood, including prawn, mussel, fish cake and scallop. The seafood were really fresh and the dish was also served with tofu, eggplant, and fried shallots. The portion was quite large, and really fragrant. Again, extremely savory and highly recommended!

Seafood Curry Laksa ($13.20)

Seafood Curry Laksa ($13.20)

 

Location: 6/10-12 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington – VIC, Australia (3031)

Contact number: +61 3 9372 6383

Website: Laksa King

Operating hours: Mon – Thurs & Sun: 11.30am-3pm; 5pm-10pm

Fri – Sat: 11.30am – 3pm; 5pm-10.30pm

Posted by: V

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