The night was pretty foggy. It was reported on radio and repeated to me by Mr. C that Melbourne CBD (central business district), too was covered in fog. Definitely lends a mysterious and spooky feel.
We drove from our humble abode all the way to Flemington, a suburb that is about 40 minutes drive away. As we passed a field of people playing football, it looked like a group of zombies mingling about...
It was dark-ish despite the lamps on the field due to the misty fog covering the whole football field. Looked rather eerie actually and one thought led to another and soon I was thinking about 'ang moh' ghosts and what not. Silly me.
So what made us drove so far and in such a hazardous weather? Well, for starters, we had to go to the Tullamarine airport to fetch Mr. C's colleague (the nice one that loaned us his daughter's car whilst we hunted for a new one) and secondly, since Flemington's is somewhat on the way, we decided to have our dinner there.
We were introduced to this place called Laksa King - where they make heavenly laksas - two weeks ago when we got back from Brisbane. I had the Assam Laksa then and Mr. C had the Combination Curry Laksa. I am not a fan of curry laksa but the one at Laksa King's was delicious! I kid you not! Even the Assam Laksa is pretty comparable to the ones in Malaysia, if not better!
So, we came here, once again to curb our craving for laksa.
What's it with guys and grumpiness when they're hungry??! Girls get hungry too but we don't go all anal and PMSish over it. Unless we're a bit of a guy too.. LOL. Some girls are and a certain someone comes to mind...
What I love about Aussie... water is always FREE!!
This time, Mr. C had Assam Laksa.
and I had Combination Curry Laksa!
Pretty yum! See... I am learning to adapt to the culture here and the words they use. But when it really comes to hardcore Aussie slang, I am pretty much at the basics like Sheila!
The Curry Laksa over here is heavy with coconut milk. If you're the kind who likes it more spicy than milky, than this is probably not an ideal curry laksa for you. If you prefer it with less coconut milk, best to head to CBD's Old Town Kopitiam Mamak at QV Building.
I think for the price you pay, it's worth it 'cos #1 the laksa is delicious! and definitely worth it as #2 the portion is big! So if you're craving for a good, worthy, tasty bowl of laksa, head to Laksa King.
I am not sure if they have branches elsewhere but if you're free with nothing much to do, just take a drive there... or Google for a possible closer branch to your area.
You won't regret it... but bear in mind that if you're going between 7-8pm, be prepared for the after work rush and looong queue. Either make prior reservations or go earlier! 6ish is still alright.
If not, just head to Chef Lagenda a few shops down or Chilli Padi just across the road. Though I haven't tried either, I've heard that the food is just as good.
A set back about Laksa King is that you have to shout to have a conversation with your dinner mate as the noise level in this place is insane! It's super, uber, extremely, totally NOISY!
Besides that, everything else is just great! I've yet to taste the other dishes but I hear if you're craving for Laksa, this is the place to be!
I thought the Iced Coffee would be Kopi Peng but turned out to be Aussie's version of Iced Coffee!