Review of Joo Chiat Laksa

Block 300, Dunman Road, Tin Yeang Restaurant

Nearest Mass Transit Rapid Station: Eunos MRT

Buses to Tin Yeang Restaurant: 16, 33

Opening Hours: 10:00 to 20:30 (Daily)

Queue: 1 to 3 people (Waiting Time: Less than 5 minutes)

Service: Fast and good

Environment: Clean coffee shop stall

Reputation: Traditional Singapore Laksa

Thoughts after eating: Lack of ingredients

Value for money: 55/100

Will I come back again in 6 months’ time? No, there are better alternatives

My opinion:

This Dunman Road coffee shop stall specializes in traditional Singapore laksa. For this 2016 food review, my mother and I have tried their rice noodles for $3.20 (20 cents being the cost for the takeaway container).

There were 1 prawn, 5 cockles, 6 fish cake slices and moderate amount of rice noodles in our food portion. Bean sprouts, egg and tau pok were considered “missing in action”.

The lone prawn was bland and small sized. Cockles were so tiny that we had to be super observant in order not to miss them. Laksa soup was too sparse and thin to add any significant bonus points for the food’s flavor. Rice noodles were soft and probably overcooked.

In a nutshell, the food here was severely lacking in essential ingredients and could not satisfy our monthly craving for laksa. Unless you are a hardcore laksa fan living near Joo Chiat, our advice is to ignore this stall and visit tastier food alternatives in nearby Dunman Food Centre.

Ways for the owners to improve their food ratings:

Add more food ingredients, make the laksa soup thicker and pack the main food ingredients separately from the soup.

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Joo Chiat Laksa ($3.20 SGD Laksa)

Joo Chiat Laksa ($3.20 SGD Laksa)

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