Thursday, August 29, 2013

Laksania, JEM


Laksania (#03-09 JEM, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, tel : +65 6734 8908) is apparently the business part of a social venture that engages marginalized people and helps get them into the workforce. The theme of the food is obviously centralized on laksa along with various renditions of the dish that are either regionally based or simply a fusion of their own.

This was a laksa goreng I got at lunch. It didn't quite look like what was featured on pictures in the menu/media. The flavors were admittedly pretty decent but I gripe over how little ingredients they had added for how much they were charging for a plate of this. The tau pok was minimal and one could certainly also count on one hand the measly strips of fishcake which were present. The prawns were also not de-veined and didn't taste fresh.

As noble the idea behind this venture is, I certainly felt that they could do better with the food. Rental aside, their margins must be really fat.

1 comment:

Aston Chow said...

N gotta note that hiring the marginalized pple are gonna be cheaper than the typical employees .... So social enterprise can be profitable ya