Lesson learned: Never leave my SLR at home.
It was a rainy evening. Ramen was the first thing O and I thought of having but we both felt we were too consumed with ramen. Maybe, it was time shift our ramen mindset to a different kind of noodle dish, laksa
perhaps. Knowing us, we love to take out our adventurous foodie side when we’re together. While exploring and driving down the road, I was caught by the sign Laksa King Noodle House
. Exactly what we needed to cap off the rainy night.
Without any hesitations in looking back at it, the simple old school sign called out our names. We parked right in front of the limited space of Laksa King Noodle House since there weren’t any customers but us.
I was only reminded that I forgot my SLR camera when the food was served. Dang! A new discovery like this deserves high resolution photos! 🙁 Thank God for iPhone. I’m not really happy with my photos, until now. But I can’t wait to share this new place with you foodies! Hay… Next time, take my SLR with me to document my foodie adventures whether I go east or west.
|Seafood Laksa Noodles (Php 228)
The top of mind order O and I had since it was obviously a Laksa Noodle house. Why would I miss out on their laksa, right? Played with my spoon, spinned it in circles around my laksa soup, and checked out the toppings whether it’s generous or not. There were shrimps, tofu, breaded fish and a bulk of noodles that could already feed both O and me.
Compared to other Laksa O tried in the metro, this was the closest to what he eats in Singapore
. From his words, “it’s authentic.” Somehow what you get off the streets of Hong Kong or Singapore. I minded on how it was creamy yet still remained its light texture. Its mild spiciness gave a tender and warm feel, comforting while hearing the raindrops outside the restaurant.
|Spicy Prawn Soup with Fishcake Noodles (Php 188)
From a light and creamy soup, the Spicy Prawn Soup walks away to its very thick and heavy texture. I didn’t mind how spicy it was, which I think was still tolerable for Filipinos. I appreciated its chicharon pieces to add crunch with its fishcake and noodles. Side by side with the laksa soup, I noticed they’re both generous in terms of serving sizes.
Both noodles brought me back to streets in Hong Kong where you can stop by anywhere because you know it’s a land of Chinese food trips.
|Hong Kong Milk Tea (Php 60)
Even their milk tea, tasted like I’m back in Hong Kong.
Simple and straightforward. You visit Laksa King not to hang out but to eat and enjoy your bowl of steaming noodle soup.
Our outfits didn’t need any accents for a place like this. We were both in plain tops and summer shorts, what we normally wear when we hang out at home.
Come as you are! Whether you’re wearing your ‘pambahay’ or your loose shirts, you have your throne at Laksa King.
Because of its friendly location, O and I will surely come back and forth to Laksa King if we think about getting laksa for ourselves. Oh, and I better bring my SLR with me!
Do you think Laksa King deserves its name?
Once you try it out, share with me your experiences! I’d love to hear all of them!
Pray, Eat and Love.
The Food Scout
Location: 56 Granada St. Valencia, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm
Contact: (+632) 631-3927