Not convinced…

A friend of mine shared a photograph on Facebook of the bowl of Sarawak laksa he had here…


…and declared it to be the best around. Oh? Is that so? We were here before and though we thought it tasted all right, it was not anything like the real thing, the authentic original Sarawak/Kuching laksa…and the prices were quite shocking, to say the least!

It seems that they have changed the menu somewhat so these days, unlike before, one can get some other things other than laksa and I did hear that they have nasi lemak

MyLAKSA new menu

…now and I was keen on dropping by to give theirs a try.

Of course I asked for the nasi lemak special (RM10.90)…

MyLAKSA nasi lemak special

…no less and that was one huge drumstick that they had there…

MyLAKSA nasi lemak special, drumstick

I was pleased by the fact that yes, they did remove the heads and the black insides of the ikan bilis

MyLAKSA nasi lemak special, ikan bilis

…(though I think I would do a much better job cleaning it inside out, me and my OCD tendencies).

At the price they were charging, they could have been more generous with the sambal

MyLAKSA nasi lemak special, sambal

…but anyway, though it was quite all right, it was not spicy and I have had very much nicer ones elsewhere, here and here, for instance.

As for the rice, no, it just had a very light hint of the santan (coconut milk) in it, definitely not lemak enough to get me to give my thumbs up and for that kind of price, I think I would much sooner go elsewhere for something that is about the same or perhaps a bit better and pay a lot less.

My missus stuck to what she had the last time we were here, their prawn laksa (RM9.90)…

MyLAKSA prawn laksa 1

…and though they have maintained that same price, there were seven prawns before and that day, there were only five.

She tried a bit of the soup/broth and said it seemed nicer than previously but no, it still was not like Sarawak laksa as we know it – it was sweet! She added the sambal belacan (no, it did not look like they were using the very nice Bintulu nor the Mukah ones)…

MyLAKSA belacan & lime

…and squeezed the calamansi lime and after mixing it altogether, she thought it…

MyLAKSA prawn laksa 2

…tasted a little better.

I have to admit that the moment one steps into the place, one would be overwhelmed by the very very nice laksa fragrance wafting through the air. Unfortunately, it did not manage to convince us that it is “the best around”. I guess there are people who are not all that concerned as to whether it tastes authentic or not and would be quite happy with the ones here even though they do not come cheap, not at all – the seafood special is still RM21.90 and I would not know what you would be getting less of now.

MyLAKSA (2.309647, 111.846528) is located to the extreme right of the Lot 9 shops located along Jalan Pedada somewhere opposite/across the road from the Delta Mall, right before the SHELL petrol station there.