9 Best Laksa To Try If You’re All About That Lemak Life

15 September
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Put aside what you know about Peranakan laksa because we aren’t talking about the sourish assam version. Here in Singapore, we enjoy laksa that’s rich, spicy and full-bodied. The sort that comes served with a coconut-based curry soup with rice noodles alongside ingredients like cockles, shrimp, tau pok and fish cake.

Laksa is one of Singapore’s most iconic dishes and is something that attracts foreigners and locals alike. With so many different variations that exist from Penang laksa, Katong laksa to Assam laksa, it’s hard to decide where to begin. Instead of heading off on your own islandwide quest, here’s our list of the 9 best places to get laksa in Singapore.

328 laksa


Appearing in Michelin Guide for 2017, 328 Katong Laksa serves up a bowl of piping hot and spicy Katong laksa to keep bellies warm. The owner, Lucy Lim, has strict rules on the proportions and ratio of ingredients that go into the laksa, ensuring the best balance in taste and texture.

51 East Coast Road
Singapore 428770
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dakota

363 katong laksa

Photo Credit: Derrick Tan


363 Katong Laksa serves up a good bowl of laksa that’s both lemak and scrumptious. The fresh prawns are cooked to perfection and retain that satisfying crunch. If you can’t get enough of their cockles, feel free to add on multiple portions of it to complete your meal. 

29B Lor Liput
Singapore 277740
Daily: 10.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

928 Yishun Laksa


Their laksa is generously filled with ingredients such as cockles, fishcakes and bean sprouts, but like any other good bowl of laksa, the broth is what makes the dish stand out. While thick and creamy, the gravy was light yet flavourful, allowing you to drink it without feeling overwhelmed or heavy.

928 Yishun Central 1
Singapore 760928
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Sat: 8.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

amy's laksa

Photo Credit: Ian Low


Compared to 328 Katong Laksa, Amy’s Laksa’s rich gravy is less heavy while retaining that tangy creamy delight and fragrant broth emanated from the secret ingredients used. With a generous serving of toppings, Amy’s Laksa is the textbook definition of a good bowl of laksa.

58 New Upper Changi Road
#01-176 The Marketplace @ 58
Singapore 461058
(Closed on Mondays)
Tues to Sun: 7am – 1pm
Nearest Station: Tanah Merah

Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa


Another one featured on the Michelin Guide, they show why claypots make for the better laksa. Loved for its ability to keep food bubbling even after it has been taken off the stove, claypots are the perfect receptacle for dishes that are best savoured hot, in this case, the rich and sinful laksa that allows you to savour it hot till the very last mouthful.

120 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Alexandra Village Food Centre
#01-75 Alexandra Village
Singapore 151120
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Sat: 9am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Queensway

janggut laksa

Photo Credit: Haoming Koo


Not to be put off by its unusual appearance, the lumpy texture is due to their unique way of serving eggs alongside laksa. Instead of a hard boiled egg, theirs resembles more of an egg drop style. Here they only provide spoons for you to enjoy the noodles and soup in one bite. They also insist on using only fresh coconut milk to create a richer laksa gravy, but to some, it might be a bit overwhelming.

331 Upper Paya Lebar Rd
Singapore 534949
Tues: 10am – 4pm
Wed to Mon: 10am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Bartley

sungei road laksa

Photo Credit: Kelly Lee


For just S$3, Sungei Road Laksa has been one of the local favourites due to its affordable pricing. Not just that, but they also insist and are probably one of the only few shops that still use charcoal to cook their laksa broth. The result is another depth of flavour and fragrance not found in gas stove top laksas.

Blk 27 Jalan Berseh #01-100
Singapore 200027
(Closed on Wednesdays)
Thurs to Tues: 9.30am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Jalan Besar


While it’s not as cheap as Sungei Road Laksa, it still comes pretty darn close to it. Theirs comes with a balance of rempah and coconut milk flavour, the dried shrimp taste really shines through the broth. Topped with smooth and chewy fishcakes and fresh prawns, this isn’t one to be missed.

#02-194 Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre
116 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 588172
Daily: 7am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World


Perfect for a rainy day, Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodles serves up a comforting dish. Their queue tends to be the longest of the whole hawker, but for a good reason. They let you choose the ingredients to customise the meal best to your mood and cravings that day, and they open really early, which means you can have it even for breakfast before 6am.

48A Tanglin Halt Road
Singapore 148813
(Closed on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays)
Tues to Wed: 5.30am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 5.30am – 2pm
Nearest Station: Commonwealth

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