Monday, December 04, 2006
posted by PabloPabla at 3:53 pm

Alex's Stall

There are two stalls selling Sarawak Laksa in Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya. One is in Restoran Gembira whilst another in Restoran Goodluck. Actually, both restorans face each other and Restoran Goodluck is situated next to the famous Fatty Crab Restaurant. I have tried the Sarawak Laksa at Restoran Gembira and was not gembira (happy) at all at the laksa dished out. The egg strips were over fried (some were on the verge of being burnt) and widely cut and there were no chinese celery sprinkle over it. The soup was also rather flat.

So, anyway, a young guy by the name of Alex runs the stall at Restoran Goodluck. He has been running this stall for 8 months and he hails from Kuching. So, at least, it is authentic Sarawakian fare. He does not run any stall in Kuching prior to his migration to Petaling Jaya to venture into the food business. Nevertheless, the Sarawak Laksa that he serves are quite on par with what is available in Kuching.

Sarawak Laksa by Alex

The Sarawak Laksa comes in 2 sizes - Normal or Large. I ordered the large bowl costing RM4.50. It comes with 3 medium sized prawns (quite fresh) and plenty of shredded chicken and bean sprouts. Unlike the Sarawak Laksa stall in Nam Chuan Restaurant, Alex uses the thin and fine-type of rice vermicelli (beehoon). So, a large bowl is actually very filling, what more with the santan-based soup. The soup is full bodied and has a very fragrant and familiar hint of spice used in Sarawak Laksa. Apparently, Alex gets his spices sent to him by air from Kuching on a regular basis. Oh by the way, Alex is quite generous with the portion of soup. Being quite a finicky Sarawak Laksa, I told him that if the laksa paste was increased just a little bit more, the taste would have been perfect (or at least, to my tastebud). In any event, I would rate this Sarawak Laksa a very close contender to the one at Nam Chuan Restaurant in Bangsar.

Menu and Price List

Apart from Sarawak Laksa, Alex also sells another Sarawakian favourite - the Tomato Kuey Teow. It is the first time I see it being sold in KL / PJ and this is one of my favourites - the others being the Kolo Mee and Kueh Chap. As I do not have 2 stomachs, I shall have to try the tomato kueh teow on another day.

Alex's stall is open everyday except alternate Mondays. Business starts at 7.30am running till past lunch.

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At 1:03 pm, Anonymous Anonymous

I'm from kuching too. Working in Pj now. Ohh I miss Kuching food so much.

I didn't see the signboard state "kuih chap". Is it refer to the Lok Bak Kuih teow?