There are two places in Singapore where I love my laksa. One is Prima Cafe at Centrepoint, and the other is Chatterbox for their Lobster Laksa. Before Chatterbox was renovated, the Lobster Laksa used to be priced at S$27, which was quite a hefty price for a bowl of laksa that you can get for S$5 at a hawker centre. But I loved it anyway – the lobster, the laksa paste, it was all perfect for me.
After the renovation of Chatterbox, this was the first time bB was back for the Lobster Laksa, for a weekday lunch with Kate.
I was momentarily tempted by their signature Mandarin Chicken Rice. Good chicken rice is also getting harder to find. Boon Tong Kee used to be my favourite but I don’t know what happened to them – when we were there a few years ago, the food was so bad. I don’t know if the chef or management changed. We never went back again after that.
And there, a glorious peekture of the Lobster Laksa.
I was also drawn to the coconut ice cream… But we are going to BKK! I should hold out till then.
Yes, the price of the Lobster Laksa has gone up to S$36.
And the Mandarin Chicken Rice has gone up to S$27.
The breakfast menu looks interesting though! Maybe another day.
Kate and I stuck to our original plan of Lobster Laksa. It was a cold and rainy day – perfect weather for laksa!
Oh no, Sebastian! :P
The serving is a lot bigger now, more noodles, bigger lobster, more broth. I think the increase in price is justifiable. It tasted as good as ever. Our laksa came lukewarm but I think they do it on purpose so that the lobster won’t get overcooked as we eat. The lobster pieces were wonderfully succulent. If they had cockles in this, it would have been even better!
We ended off with an awesome cup of coffee each at Oriole nearby.
Check out their site for more information.
333 Orchard Road,
Level 5, Mandarin Orchard,
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