Another Entertainment Book voucher venture brought me to Laksa Bar one quiet Tuesday evening. In this post Le Boy and I check out a restaurant serving up some delicious Malaysian laksa as well as some other popular street food options and cocktails. Laksa Bar gives off a pretty relaxed and laid back vibe that’s perfect for a dinner date. The establishment wasn’t too noisy as we were able to hear each other comfortably.
The colourful layout at the bar counter really gives that nice cool and funky vibe and transports you to an evening in the tropics along the beach.
That is, until you look around and see these very comfortable leather cushioned seats and dark wooden tables.
To the right side of the restaurant wall is a large long chalkboard with cocktails listed and any specials of the night.
Coconut and lychee mint mocktail $7.50
I could not help but start the night with a coconut mocktail when I saw it on the drinks menue as coconut water is one of my all time favourite drinks. It won’t surprise you that I love the drink as there was plenty of young coconut and lychee pieces to keep me entertained while the mint added a nice refreshing taste to it.
Pan fried veg dumplings $7.50
Food came out pretty quickly after that and these vegetarian dumplings were the bomb. Just the right amount of crispiness at the base while still soft all over, I hardly paid any attention to what was inside of them since I had devoured them all so quickly.
Veg and Tofu Curry Laksa $14.90
The vegetable and tofu curry laksa was quite nice as there were plenty of vegetables and textures in the soup bowl. A good whiff of curry and spices used in the dish was quite noticeable, providing it a bit more of a kick to your normal laksa bowls. In contrast to laska served at Laksa King Kitchen, thinner vermicelli noodles were used, similar to angel hair pasta as opposed to the normal vermicelli rice noodles.
Char Kway Teow $16.00
I can’t say that I saw much of the Chinese sausage in this char kway teow, but I could taste it here and there. In this particular version that we had ordered there were calamari rings, prawns, fish cake, bean sprouts, spring onion, egg. The dish was overall well seasoned and tasty enough to eat on its own without feeling overly oily which is always a bonus.
Laksa Bar Fried Chicken with Honey Sauce sauce $16.00
Le Boy initially wanted to try the Black bean beef ribs but they were sold out for the night so he opted for their fried chicken instead. And boy these were good. So tender and crispy in just the right amount of sauce to make it taste good but not make you feel sick.
This was another restaurant that I would have not otherwise have gone to if it had not been for Entertainment Book voucher. Laksa Bar is a great place to have dinner and it will definitely be a place I look forward to coming back to. Le Boy and I were pretty satisfied with everything we had ordered that night including the service by the staff that evening. Highly recommended for a low key night out or even for lunch if you’re in the area.