Friday, September 08, 2006

Sarawak Laksa, Gembira Restoran

After reading about masak-masak posting on Sarawak Laksa in Bangsar, I was reminded to try the other stall in Taman Megah at Restoran Gembira (Happy Restaurant). KA and I decided to eat breakfast there as we drove pass the area one morning.

The lady cook dons fancy hats, fashionable yet hygienic. Hee Hee...She is helped out by her husband (I think). However, they are not friendly people though they are operating from "Happy" Restaurant. They are not rude, is just that they are not smiley people. Smiley people are always in my good books (unless they are the sinister kind! LOL) Anyway, they also have Sarawak kolo mee apart from Sarawak Laksa. We both ordered the Laksa.
As compared to the one in Bangsar, I found the Sarawak Laksa here was served in a "rough" manner. I can't seem to find the right word for it. Rough as the shredded egg were in large pieces and the vermicelli was also quite thick. It was less refined than Nam Chuan's, to put it another way. However, the soup tasted better here. It's slightly thicker than Nam Chuan's. So, plus points for that. Well at RM4 a bowl, one can't expect a lot. I'm not sure which is the original style, less or more refine?

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~ John Gunther

8 comments:

mrs.pitt said...

got sarawak laksa meh? what is the difference between this and the regular laksa? sorry, i have never heard of this before. hmmm...interesting ....

lyn said...

doesn't look very appetising leh

wmw said...

mrs. pitt - Got, got Laksa Johor too....difference is that this Sarawak Laksa has less santan and more spices. (I think, I could be wrong!)

lyn - that's why I said it looks "rough". But the soup is good. Anyway, this is coffeeshop food leh. Don't expect much in presentation wise. Looks can be deceiving. Ha ha ha....

boo_licious said...

well, as long as soup is nice, doesn't really matter how it looks.

jo said...

Mrs Pitt, got Johor laksa also! Taste different and nice also! Sarawak laksa never looks appetizing.Got ppl who never try it again after they tasted it, but for ppl who like it, it's kinda nice.Looks like a pile of mud soup though.

wmw said...

Jo, Mrs Pitt knows there is Laksa Johor. Eh....that's not a very nice analogy of the soup. It may not look appetizing to some but some people to like it. But whatever it is, as long as the soup is good, I'm a fan!

boo_licious - I agree!

Anonymous said...

Sarawak Laksa is delicious. The taste of it is quite different from the normal laksa lemak. Sarawak Laksa prawns, bean sprouts, chicken shreds and fried egg shreds.

A home cook version is available here, maybe lyn will find it more appetizing. haha..

http://www.philiplim.com/gallery/v/sarawaklaksa/

wmw said...

keropok man : Thanks for the link to a definitely more "appetizing" pic of Sarawak Laksa. But seriously, looks aside, it's GOOD!