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Laksa House Sydney

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Published October 13th 2012
Update February 4th 2015
Please note this venue is permanently closed and no longer trading

Located at the lower ground floor of Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is a long-standing eatery serving Malaysian food. Malaysian Laksa House serves a variety of popular noodles and rice dishes commonly available from street hawkers and coffeeshops in Malaysia.

The self-serve cafeteria-style venue is always packed at lunch on weekdays due to its prime location in the city and also in QVB. The prices are also cheap by CBD standards with sizable meals averaging $9.50. It makes sense to arrive before or after the lunch crowd to avoid the scramble for orders and tables.

Despite the name Laksa House, its laksa was nothing to rave about. The watered down curry soup noodles might be the most common order flying out of the kitchen as a quick, freshly made and easy eat but the flavours were lacking compared to the near authentic taste of the curry mee at PapaRich in Melbourne.

Another popular dish, the nasi lemak was presented in an attractive cone-like pouch but the coconut flavour in the rice was nearly non-existent and the sambal chilli was flat.

I found the best dish to have at Laska House is actually its steamed rice with choice of meats and vegetables displayed in individual serving trays.

[ADVERT]My beef rendang or dry beef curry displayed the characteristics of large beef chucks softened by slow cooking in spices and coconut milk. The curry chicken contained tender pieces of meat simmered in a fragrant yellow curry broth. The curry vegetables was a mix of soft and crunchy textures. The plain steamed rice was ideal for lapping up all the curries.

If you're in the CBD and looking a tasty meal, Laksa House offers a cheap option of rice and Malaysian meat and vegetable dishes freshly cooked onsite. Just remember that food under heat lamps dry up over time and their taste will be off by dinner. So its best to get your share of this cheap and good "makan" (eat in Malay) earlier in the day.
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Why? Tasty, quick and cheap eat-and-run Malaysian food in QVB
When: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 9am-6pm
Phone: (02) 9283 4777
Where: Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
Cost: From $9
Your Comment
yep - I like the beef rendang - Malaysia's no.1 dish - seems to have the authentic taste of candlenut - they offer 'fried rice' with it, but the extra oil in that leaves me feeling disgustingly bloated, so I just have the boiled rice as filling enough - have a look - if it looks sad and dry, probably avoid.

another dish that can be nice is the prawn soup 'har mee' - a bit more expensive than the average dish but tasty
by ultim (score: 2|426) 2935 days ago
not sure how come I'm seeing this old (repost?) article I first commented on over 2 years ago - but this place closed at least 6 months ago - and had since been replaced by an overpriced Thai place - which is mostly empty
by ultim (score: 2|426) 2178 days ago
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