108 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: (03) 9663 1941
While we were making our way to Gami Chicken, we chanced upon an almost finished Laksa Bar. On the sign posted on their door, we were told that they would be serving some authentic Malaysian Laksa in various variations (yum!). We decided to return the week after when it is officially opened for business.LB does not have a fancy layout or decoration, it felt rather bare to be honest. Almost like a rush job? Maybe they are trying to keep the cost low and make a profit out of the their interesting menu? When we arrived, the place was already packed, we were shown to our seats quickly and given the menu in a clipboard. We were advised by the waiter that only the House Curry Laksa was available for the opening period and that we would have to make our order at the counter.
Apparently they ran out of their Homemade Soya Bean Milk for the day, so both of us ended up with their Homemade Barley Drink. The jugs that they served the drinks in were cute and personally, I have not come across them before! A good complement to the mains that we were having for the night.
First up, it was Fish House Curry Laksa: the fish managed to maintain its softness and moisture even though it was fried thoroughly on the outside. The portion was sizeable, almost spilling out of the shallow bowl.
Next, we had a bowl of Seafood House Curry Laksa: the variety of seafood was amazing, the amount of ingredients and noodles justified its price! I love the way that they put in more of the hokkien noodles (yellow noodles) and that the laksa was much thicker and fragrant as compared to the one I had at Laksa King some time ago which was more watery and lacking in flavours. However, I would have preferred it to be with thick bee hoon (vermicelli) rather than those thin ones. They would have seriously provided more slurps and texture! 😀 It was not overly spicy for a person like me who does not really take spices. ^_^ So rest assured that you would not be downing mugs and mugs of tap water.