Katong Laksa, G/F, 8 Mercer St., Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Nearest Train:Sheung Wan
Opening Hours:Tue-Sun 7-5am; Sun 7pm-4am
Reviewed In:October, 2006
This Singaporean joint in Sheung Wan may be hidden on a side street but it is jam-packed during lunchtime. Tables and chairs are jammed in to accomodate as many guests as possible so be ready for some company along with your soup. The waiters somehow dodge through the chaos and the service is actually quite efficient. It's cheerful and the soothing green decor somewhat makes up for the crowding, but it's obvious the customers come for the food. The signature dish is the laksa supreme with prawn, cockles, fish cake, deep-fried tofu, sliced chicken and egg. You can really taste the coconut, and the thick noodles are delightfully slippery and chewy. The mee siam supreme with prawn, egg, and deep-fried tofu in a pot is a good rib-sticker. Rice noodles are pan-fried with a thick sweet and sour sauce. The noodles came in thick wads in the sticky sauce, making for some chewy work. Overall it’s a cheap and cozy joint for a quick lunch, and you'll have a little more elbow room at dinner. PH until 5pm.
Best bit: The laksa supreme is a quick but filling lunch.
Good for: Taking an office buddy out to lunch - your treat (it's cheap).