It had been almost 5 years since I had laksa at Lee’s Malaysian, despite going past it all the time in Sydney CBD. For those who haven’t been – it is right on the corner of George St and Hunter St right near Wynyard Station.
If you read my old review, the basic story was that Lee’s made a good laksa, but definitely not great…
So the big question was – have they gotten better since 2011?!
Unfortunately for me (and my mate that I dragged past Chinese-Malay)…
I think the laksa has actually gotten a little bit worse.
I do love the fact that Lee’s have a dedicated laksa station and you can help yourself to fried shallots, coriander and sambal… But the base of the soup is just lacking.
There is no grit and the only colour and texture comes from the two spoons of sambal I added myself. If you go there you will see the soup looks a little bit sad and anaemic.
The taste is milky and didn’t seem to have much proper coconut milk richness or chilli flavour or shrimp.
So it isn’t a terrible laksa, but given how many awesome laksa options you have so close by there isn’t much reason to go to Lee’s.
If you are in the AREA and see Lee’s, I’d have to recommend going to Malay-Chinese Takeaway or CBD Noodles instead.
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Last Eaten: March 2016
Price for Chicken Laksa: $9
Laksa varieties: Chicken / Prawn / Curry Beef / Veggie and Tofu / King Prawn / Seafood
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