The weather in Singapore has welcome the Northeast monsoon that usually starts on December and end early of March. The day would start with a scorching hot morning and gradually in the mid-afternoon, the island would be greeted by rain showers and strong winds. Chilly and wet, we need something to warm us up.
A week ago, my colleague friend introduced me to a perfect answer to a wet cold weather: Katong Laksa! She brought me to this famous 328 Katong Laksa in East Coast Road. On the same week, I went there again to treat my housemate’s maid a nice afternoon of Singaporean food. It was also an excuse for me to have more of the laksa soup that is highly-addictingly-delicious, hehe.
Laksa soup is a spicy noodle soup that has descended from the Peranakan culture, a union between Chinese and Malaysian descent. It is a thick spicy soup mostly due to its ingredient of coconut milk and curry. The noodles can either be the thick rice noodles or the vermicelli. I personally prefer the vermicelli. The soup contains dried prawn, fish, squid and cockles (salt-water clams). It is drizzled with laksa leaves with gives off such an enticing mouthwatering smell.
I am not a soup-kind of person and I am not particularly fond of spicy food. However, this soup made me think otherwise. It is definitely a good way to lift my spirit in this gloomy weather.
328 Katong Laksa
216 East Coast Road
Opening Hours: 8AM to 10PM