Siamese Laksa has an opposite flavour from Penang Laksa. When you combine both, it taste out of this world.
If you have it in an old, old kopitiam with marble tables and traditional coffee with saucers and cups that have chipped, it seals some memories.
What more if they have these sectional tables and chairs? Does anyone remember when they were small and sat at these sort of chairs? You would need to stand up and peek over the high back chair to see the person behind you?
Back to Siam Laksa, it is actually a little like curry mee soup based. Made from coconut milk and lots of kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass. Frankly speaking, if you are used to the sourish Laksa, you will need a little adjustment to the taste buds to savour the milky type. Therefore, what I ordered is usually a mix. Both type of sour and milky soup mixed into one bowl.
This bowl of Siam Laksa is from Pulau Tikus. The shop is exactly opposite the Pulau Tikus police station. Available only after 1pm. The kopitiam’s name is Swee Kong or something.
If you walk a few doors further, you can find a smoking char koay teow stall which also sells Siam Laksa as well. You can’t miss the char koay teow stall because they fry the koay teow along the five-foot way. Creates traffic jam because every car stopped by to ta-pau (take-away).
I just ate a bowl of Siam Laksa from one coffee shop and go to another one to eat a plate of char koay teow. Actually, I shared the char koay teow with my husband. But that did not stop my kid from screaming, ‘Mom? Are you mad? You just ate one bowl and now you eat again?!?’