Laksa is one of my favourite local dish and when I was told there is a popular Laksa stall at Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre, I just have to make my way down to check out the stall. Arriving at the food centre around 10am, a long queue has already formed at Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodle. The uncle worked quite fast, so after waiting for about 20 minutes, I got my sumptuous looking bowl of laksa.
A bowl of laksa at Wei Yi ranges from $3 to $5 depending on the combination of ingredients you preferred. The breakdown of the different combination is readily pasted at the stall. Do note that if you prefer prawn over cockle, go for the prawn combination or else you will get smaller sized prawns. I decided to go for the Laksa ($5) which comes with everything such as poached chicken meat, tao pok, prawns and cockles. While I was delighted that there is chicken in Wei Yi's laksa, I also missed having fishcake in it.
So what is so good about Wei Yi's laksa? The noodle and tao pok stood out for me in their bowl of laksa. The noodle which was thinner was firm and springy. The tao pok also managed to soaked up the broth and had a delightful bite to it.
I usually will drink up the whole bowl of laksa gravy but I did not manage to do so this time. The bowl of laksa did look thick and creamy but in term of taste, it was lacking something. Something that gave that lemak satisfaction when you slurped into a bowl of laksa.
Overall Wei Yi's Laksa is value for money with their generous serving. The bowl of laksa did come with a rustic tradition taste that brought back memories of my childhood. For a short moment, the memory of my grandma and me having a bowl of laksa did flash across my mind. My grandma used to bring me to the coffeeshop downstair to have my favourite laksa during weekends.
Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodle
Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre
48 Tanglin Halt Road
Nearest MRT: Commonwealth (EW Line)
Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun: 530am - 2pm
(Closed on Mon & Fri)
1) Alight at Commonwealth MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards Sheng Siong supermarket. Turn right at Sheng Siong supermarket. Cross the traffic light at Tanglin Halt Road and walk towards destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]