Your visit to Singapore is incomplete you never tasted the famous Katong Laksa. There are many laksa places you can find in Katong like satay in Kajang Malaysia. Thus, we visited the most popular laksa restaurant in Katong, the 328 Katong Laksa. They had the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide The Bib but our real reason to visit them because IP Man (Donnie Yen) ate there before.
328 Katong Laksa is also popularised by Gordon Ramsay as he lost the cooking showdown there in 2013. There are collages of pictures of celebrities that dined on the wall in the restaurant.
You can find many local Singaporean superstars as well as Hong Kong celebrities. They left out the Malaysian celebrities and that is the reason why you don’t see our picture (we are just joking please).
There are also dozens of newspaper clippings promoting this restaurant and you sense the popularity of this restaurant. We went there early so it wasn’t that packed and most of the early birds were tourists including us. This was our last meal before flying back to Malaysia so this was our brunch.
The restaurant is air conditioned and a bowl of laksa starts from $5.50 and we ordered the Laksa with Blue Mussels at $7.50 (RM 22.50). Otak Otak (they called it otah) is priced at $1.40 each. When you eat in Singapore, please don’t convert to Malaysian Ringgit as you can really feel the pain.
The Laksa with Blue Mussels comes with rice vermicelli (noodles), prawns, blue mussels, cockles (siham), herbs and the coconut curry soup based. The curry is very rich in coconut flavour, the noodles are lovely and the ingredients are fresh and the cockles are cooked.
If you look at the noodles, they are cut to shorter lengths and it is easier to eat it with the spoon than chopsticks. The curry soup is mild is spicy flavour and rich in coconut taste.
The cockles are cooked here due to the country’s guidelines so the texture is a bit rubbery. In Malaysia, you tend to get ‘bloodied’ cockles that gives you the extra flavour to curry noodles.
328 Katong Laksa has its own charms and we believe it is not fair to compare it with Malaysian laksa. It is a different type of laksa and the ingredients are different too.
This is an enjoyable laksa and the taste is acceptable by everyone as it is not too spicy. With air conditioner in the restaurant, you don’t need to sweat it while enjoying the bowl of laksa. Is this worth the visit? They said this is one of the best laksa in Singapore and why not to give it a try.