"There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of piping hot soup especially on a rainy night."
Whoever uttered those words are quite on point! I mean, we all feel good whenever we eat a warm meal but it is much more welcome when the weather is perfect for it. So here I am, while Ompong is hovering near the PAR (a.k.a. typhoon Mangkhut), suddenly find myself craving for a hot bowl of laksa.
And the only laksa that I can think of right now was the one I had in Singapore a couple of weeks ago. Really, really good laksa.
It wasn't really my intention to eat laksa when I went to SG Chinatown but when I found myself in front of this shop- Nanyang Old Coffee.
Upon checking the menu, I decided to order the laksa. At first, I was thinking of just getting some Kaya toast and iced drink but changed my mind when I saw the laksa.
The place is kinda small as compared to other restaurants nearby. It has a seating capacity of about 18 pax. What I noticed though is that a lot of people go to this place to buy take out food and coffee. And it's famous for its coffee.
I got myself a bowl of laksa that costs SGD $5. I was told that if I add $.80 it comes with hot or cold coffee. Right now, I felt stupid for not ordering coffee but that time, I just have a few hours left before my flight back to Manila so I dare not be adventurous with food pairing.
And its a huge bowl of laksa! Well, not really huge (I'm exaggerating a bit) but upon seeing all those toppings, I don't think my tummy can finish the whole bowl. Aside from the noodles, there's hardboiled egg (half), 2 shrimps, 2 fish slices fish cake, and 2 slices beancurd.
I requested for a mildly spiced laksa and it was so good. The soup was very creamy because of coconut milk and it really pairs well with the curry flavor. Of course, there are many unidentified flavors that includes the seafood toppings and everything just seem to go well with each other and create a satisfyingly delicious meal.
The serving is good for sharing especially if you want to try the other dishes on the menu.
Nanyang Old Coffee
268 South Bridge Road