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Laksa King, Flemington

15 May

Highlight – Cheap, quick and tasty

Lowlight – During peak periods you might have to wait for a table to free up

Sliced fish fillet in noodle soup

Sliced fish fillet in noodle soup

Asam laksa (sour-fish based noodle soup)

Asam laksa (sour-fish based noodle soup)

FOOD?

When my parents recently came back from their trip in Asia I went to pick them up from the airport. They touched down around lunch time and the first thing mum wanted to do was stop by Laksa King on the way home for a quick bite.  Now my first question to mum was, “You’ve been indulging in Singaporean/Malaysian food for the past two weeks, don’t you want to eat something else?” To which mum replied, “No, it does not compare to Melbourne!”

Australia’s fresh spices, quality vegetables and large portions versus Asia’s super cheap meals but you might only get two thin slices of meat per serve.

I have been to Laksa King a handful of times now and recommend coming here if you’re ever in the area.

SERVICE?

Waiters are polite and easy going.

AMBIENCE?

When Laksa King used to be in the back alley, the restaurant could only fit around 50 customers. It has always been popular but mainly amongst Chinese customers. Since moving to a much larger and modern venue the restaurant has attracted a wider range of customers through word-of-mouth and positive food reviews. Lots of seating is available, long tables and clean furnishings.

VALUE?

Great value for money. Laksa King’s prices range around $10 per dish and there is a consistent standard of food which in turn attracts repeat customers.

BOOKINGS?

Bookings are available and recommended for large groups although you may still have to wait a bit even if you have a reservation.

8

out of 10!

Laksa King
6-12 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington VIC 3031
03 9372 6383 

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Petaling Street, Box Hill; Glen Waverley; Hawthorn; Melbourne

1 Mar

Highlight – Quick and easy meals for under $10

Lowlight – Service lacking

Mamak Mee Goreng

Mamak Mee Goreng

FOOD?

The Hawthorn branch seems to be the best out of the restaurant chain (according to mum). My mum and dad used to frequent the Hawthorn Petaling Street quite often but have been visiting there less so in the past six months. Mum says that the standard of food has dropped but dad disagrees. I think the quality of food varies from day-to-day and also depends on what you order.

I love ordering the Mee Goreng as the wok flavour truly comes out in the dish. I would also recommend the Hakka style egg noodles with belly pork. Mum recommends the fish fillet noodle soup. Lots of oily goodness to leave your lips greasy and your stomach lined!

SERVICE?

Service is as expected for the amount you’re paying per dish. So don’t expect a smile or all your dishes to come out at the same time. At the Glen Waverley restaurant I finished my meal before my friend’s meal came out. They want you in and out as fast as possible.

AMBIENCE?

A popular restaurant within the Asian community which is a good sign considering the cuisine. Always noisy chatter as per your usual Chinese – under $10 per meal – restaurant.

VALUE?

Decent sized meals with an average price of around $8-$9 per dish. Takeaway is available too!

BOOKINGS?

The Petaling Street restaurants are usually always busy. With such a quick turnover of tables no wonder they can afford to open yet another branch in the middle of Melbourne city (on Swanston Street).

As the food is delivered quickly to each table, patrons are in and out of the restaurant in no time so you won’t have to wait too long if the restaurant is currently full.

7

out of 10!

Petaling Street

704a GlenferrieRoad, Hawthorn VIC 3122 – 03 9818 0428
111 Kingsway, Glen Waverley VIC 3150 – 03 9561 1388
600 Station Street, Box Hill VIC 3128 – 03 9890 0972
1/160 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 – 03 9639 8264

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