Thursday, August 28, 2008

A trip down Kelantan Lane......

It's been a while since I last ate here and I usually don't often find myself around this vicinity very often. But since I am, there wouldn't be any reason not to grab a bowl of that famous Sungei Road Laksa sans the "hum" (Blk 31 Kelantan Lane, #01-12 Seng Chuan Eating House, tel: 9690 8184) and refresh my memory of how it actually tastes. And that turned out to be one of those good things for the recent cool and rainy weather that's been around these couple of days, slurping thick rice vermicelli with that laksa gravy. However, I noticed that this laksa gravy doesn't quite match up to the richess and viscosity of the various (clones of) Katong Laksa that's popping up everywhere these days. A more generous inclusion of bean sprouts would have made it better as well. The side of mackerel otah that the stall was also selling wasn't very special neither.

Since I was there taking advantage of the cooler weather and eating stuff that I tend to avoid in the usual heat, I thought why not a steaming bowl of that Sin Min Rd Bak Kut Teh as well from the neighbouring stall. This bunch of bai kut wasn't too cheap coming at $9, but I guess it was worth it while tearing the soft meat dipped in the chilli padi soy sauce, off the bone. These are the moments I enjoy using my hands and getting them dirty. I was enjoying this hot peppery and garlicky broth so much that I asked for refills.

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