Old Town Lemak Laska - close-up - Old Town Kopitiam Mamak AUD9.90
I love a good laksa, and the Laksa Lemak, listed as Old Town Lemak Laksa on the menu, is a zingy Thai-inspired dish, not dissimilar to Thai Laksa. While it is rich with coconut milk, it also flavoured with torch ginger flower and laksa leaf / Vietnamese mint. You also get a small dish of intensely fishy 虾膏 fermented prawn paste that adds a nice depth and sweetness to the laksa. The sprigs of mint on the top further help to freshen up these noodles.
Instead of the 福建面 yellow Hokkien noodles or 米粉 rice vermicelli, the typical Laksa Lemak is served with 瀨粉 tapioca starch noodles, chewy, rubbery, jelly-like noodles, which are one of my favourites!
Old Town Kopitiam Mamak (Halal)
Level 2, Shop 11, QV Square
210 Lonsdale St,
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9654 2682 / (03) 9654 2808