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Where is Sydney's Best Laksa?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published November 8th 2011
Finding a great laksa can be a bit of a balancing act. The Malaysian soup has such a combination of flavours, that finding the perfect bowl involves getting all of these right. So we're asking the question, where can you find Sydney's best laksa? You can enjoy a chicken laksa, or a prawn laksa, or anything in between, but if you think you've found a good one make sure you let us know.

One place that definitely should be tried is Malay Chinese Takeaway on Hunter Street. There is an entire section of the menu dedicated to laksa, including chicken laksa, drumstick chicken laksa, beef laksa, vegetable laksa, king prawn laksa, and more. They're considered by many to be Sydney's best laksa meal, but do WeekendNotes readers agree?

Amongst the Macdonalds and Juice Bars, there are also some good bowls of laksa in some of Sydney's shopping centre food courts. One of these is Le Thai Authentic Thai Cuisine in the Food Court Under Myer. You choose your main meat, or go vegetarian, and the'll serve you up a very warming and yummy soup. Sometimes their laksa can be a little bit sweet, but if you're shopping in the city it is worth a stop.

You might know somewhere in China town that does a good laksa, there are certainly plenty of places around. Or there may be a Malaysian restaurant that never puts a foot wrong when it comes to this soup. Some places you might like include Laksa House in the QVB, Laksa King, or BaBa Laksa House.

CBD Noodles is another place to try, they're so popular that it isn't uncommon to see a line up forming around lunchtime. They have a great combination of flavours, and good servings of ingredients. Maybe try heading there outside of lunch hour to avoid the queue, but let us know if you think they are the best.

So let us know which laksa you like the most, and why it hits the spot. Have we mentioned your favourite laksa haunt, or are we way off the mark? Tell us your top tips for a great bowl of laksa in Sydney for next time that craving hits. Remember to try not to wear white when you plan on slurping down that next bowl of laksa.
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Just had delicious Laksa on Saturday at Jimmy's in the TGV. It's tucked away on the bottom level near the Pitt Street entrance. Really really tasty, huge (I couldn't get through it) and really cheap. The chicken laksa is around $7 and the combination laksa is $9.80.
by Ashleigh (score: 1|21) 3585 days ago
A few years ago I went to Malay Chinese Takeaway in Hunter Street to try a laksa because SMH named it as one of the best. I was horrified - their laksa was so oily it was virtually inedible! After eating dozens of laksas in and around Sydney, my favourite is still at Urban Thai in Gadigal Ave, Waterloo.
by paul.4 (score: 0|5) 3303 days ago
No contest - has to be David's Kitchen in the Colonial Centre, Martin Place. Super tasty, cheap and filling - highly recommend the BBQ Pork laksa.
by Andrew H (score: 0|5) 3590 days ago
There is a bustling underground foodcourt off Dixon St in Chinatown (about mid-way up near Sweeties Paradise) that has a little Cambodia food stall where you can get an amazing laksa for only $7.90...incredible value and so delicious.
by Bec Ninness (score: 2|215) 3304 days ago
Dee & Dee Bow's in Rozelle do a great laksa, as does the restaurant in the Orange Grove Hotel in Lilyfield.

Dee & Dee Bow's Thai Takeaway 718 Darling Street Rozelle NSW 2039
Orange Grove Hotel 311 Balmain Road Lilyfield NSW 2040
by jesse3 (score: 0|2) 3602 days ago
Happy Chef in market city!
by Niki (score: 0|2) 3595 days ago
The AB Hotel in GLEBE has the best , it will feed two easily yummo....
by sea-s (score: 0|2) 3601 days ago
The AB Hotel in GLEBE has the best , it will feed two easily yummo....
by sea-s (score: 0|2) 3601 days ago
by sea-s (score: 0|2) 3601 days ago
by sea-s (score: 0|2) 3601 days ago
I definitely vote for the Laska House, QVB - always delicious and cheap!
by mail20 (score: 0|5) 3601 days ago
My choice?
It must definitely be Temasek at Roxy Arcade Parramatta.
That is one of the few things I would eat in a dream!
by yue_g (score: 0|2) 2815 days ago

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