Laksa Bar

LAKSA BAR, MELBOURNE CBD: A 7 year old, somewhat of a cult laksa restaurant tucked in the small side alleys of Little Lonsdale Street, Laksa Bar is a cheap and convenient getaway for a late night catch up with friends especially for some warm soup in the middle of winter, or even a casual yet authentically South East Asian lunch spot for Melbourne city workers.

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Soft Shell Crab Curry Laksa – $15.0

The good fat: The soft shell crab curry laksa is their house special and the complexity of aromatic spices really took me back to my Dad’s home cooked laksa. It was warm, spicy with hints of coconut, with a generous dose of laksa noodles.

To be honest, it’s not hard to do classic Asian food well if you have been growing up with it – but definitely difficult to compete admidst the strength of Melbourne’s Asian food scene. For Laksa Bar to have been around for 7 years, it’s no surprise that it’s a Melbourne restaurant that serves up a mean chicken Laksa Mee Goreng – the interesting concept is that it uses laksa noodles rather than the traditional type. Marinaded chicken, classic Asian stir-fried veggies, strong Asian sauce flavours – you can’t go too wrong.

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Laksa Mee Goreng (Chicken) – $13.9

The bad fat: I understand that the batter of the soft shell crab is especially designed to be thicker in order to retain crispness whilst being soaked in the soup, but I wasn’t a huge fan of it – as it felt like the thickness of the dough took away from the crab flesh inside and wasn’t as crisp or light as I expected it to be seen in other Melbourne restaurants. The laksa mee goreng was quite oily but also a little dry towards the end, as the sauce became a bit clumpy.

SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?

YES – It’s hard to impress me with home-styled classic Asian food but Laksa Bar is a casual, convenient and affordable option in the heart of Melbourne that serves up a range of delicious flavours reminiscent of South East Asia.

FAT-O-METER: 3.5/5

2wofatgirls would like to thank Laksa Bar for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration

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