hmmm, a tasty lunch of laksa is perfect on a rainy day or to get over a rough night. strong curried coconut milk base with a fish or chicken broth base. then add some velvety rice noodles (vermicelli or something akin to dumplings), a few fresh shrimp/prawns, bean sprouts, sliced fish cake, fried tofu, corriander, crushed peanuts and of course a healthy dose of sambal (chilli paste). Delicious! Debate rages as to the origin of it, certainly Malay/Indo/Singaporean. Total cost about $4 SGD for a good bowl. Eaten w chopsticks and a chinese soup spoon ;-)
Charlie O'Connell lives in Singapore.
On a recent trip to Bangkok, Charlie O'Connell enjoyed local fare and delicious bites.