OK so Malay-Chinese Takeaway on Hunter St is no secret to Sydney Laksa eaters. It is the defending champ and has been called “the best Laksa in Sydney” (or at the very least, one of the best) for years. The recipe hasn’t changed and either have the long lines if you go at lunch time during the week!
Mid week either early (before 12pm) or late (after 1:30 pm) tend to be a little bit better.
So what makes the malay-chinese takeaway laksa so good?!
The broth is super tasty and spicy – definitely makes you break a sweat and awkwardly choke on chilli flakes a few times each bowl. I like to judge a laksa by how ‘gritty’ it is – and the Malay Chinese Takeaway laksa is right up there…
When there is grit – you know the soup is going to be tasty.
If you have had a laksa that tastes like plain coconut milk and chilli – you’ll know what I’m talking about! I bet the bowl is clean afterwards.
Malay-Chinese Takeaway is also one of the most consistent restaurants I have been to. It’s probably coming close to 20 years and the laksa is still basically exactly the same is always.
They never have off-days and have a reliable and stable team, so if one person was off sick, the laksa can still go on without them. That is pretty damn impressive…
Would it be better if it came standard with hokkien noodles in the mix? I think so – but it is still awesome and the one to beat.
If you haven’t been to Malay-Chinese Takeaway for their laksa – get down there and let me know what you think!
Current Ranking: 1st
Last Eaten: March 2016
Price for Chicken Laksa: $9.70
Laksa varieties: Chicken / Skinless Chicken / Drumstick Chicken / Prawn / King Prawn / Beancurd / Seafood / Chicken and Prawn
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