Since I just blogged about the awesome chicken rice stall in Katong Shopping Centre – a hidden gem at the basement foodcourt – I thought I might as well go on and blog about the famous 328 Katong Laksa as well. Let’s see how hungry blogging can make me become! LOL! 😀 I’ve included the prices of the items we ordered. The total bill came up to S$15.10, just slightly lower than the S$17.80 we paid for a hearty chicken rice meal which came with many free flow extras.
328 Katong Laksa is quite unlike other laksa stalls in Singapore. For one, you do not get chopsticks. Instead, the noodles are cut up into short strands so you can slurp them up easily using the spoon provided. Also, while they used to let patrons scoop the chili paste out of a metal (or was it plastic?) tub previously, they now give you pre-packed sachets of the rather fiery paste. Make sure you have water with you, or a beverage of some sort, because it can get rather spicy. The auntie next to me found herself choking on the spicy gravy. 😀 I had the lime juice (S$1.80), thankfully.
The otah sold here is pretty good too, though it’s not actually hot. It’s served at around room temperature so it’s not as shiok as those you can order from pasar malams for instance. Nonetheless, it’s tasty. Not sure if these came from an external supplier or if they made these here.
The laksa is something else altogether. The secret is really in the broth. I don’t know what goes into it. It’s probably a well-guarded secret, but I did find some minced meat in my small bowl of laksa. Perhaps minced pork? That would certainly give the broth its sweetness. The regular-sized bowl (S$5) is the most popular, and I think it’s definitely enough for anyone who’s not super hungry. If you’re famished, then go for the large (S$7). The cockles are really small though.
While you’re there, make sure you check out their wall plastered with pictures of the female boss and celebrities. You’ll probably find more than a handful of familiar faces. Hehe.
If you’re curious, 328 Katong Laksa’s business hours are from 10am to 10pm (Mon – Fri) and 9am to 10pm (Sat, Sun & PH).
328 Katong Laksa
51 East Coast Road S(428770)