Katong? Laksa would probably come to mind.
There are more than one stall selling Katong Laksa around the vicinity but I decided on 328 Katong Laksa as I had heard good things about them. And besides, they seem to have attracted a lot of local and foreign celebrities including Anthony Bourdain, KF Seetoh, Jacky Wu and gang etc. This cow is no celebrity but no
The Laksa ($3) here was good. Short strands of thick bee hoon soaked happily in the creamy gravy that oozed a gentle mixture of spices and coconut sweetness. Now, add and stir in a dollop of the chilli paste and the Laksa transforms into a spicier creature with more depth. I opted to leave out the cockles so the rest of the accompanying items were bean sprouts, fish cake and smallish prawns.
Another good thing to try here is the Otah (~$1). The spicy fish paste had firm slivers of fish meat embedded within the paste and was nicely spicy!
To cool things off, order the Iced Barley ($1).
Now, if only there were plenty of tau pok (fried tofu puffs) to soak up that beautiful gravy...
328 Katong Laksa
53 East Coast Road (other various branches)
Chew On It: Katong Laksa is usually served and eaten with just a spoon. Chopsticks are not needed as the bee hoon strands have already been snipped short.