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928 Yishun Laksa @ Yishun

I have wanted to try 928 Laksa for the longest time, but it is closed on Sundays and it is usually Sundays that I come to Yishun. Finally I came on a weekday and managed to try it for the first time.

There is only one photo for the Peranakan style laksa as I rushed into consuming it. It was a good bowl of laksa, with lots of ingredients – cockles, boiled egg, beancurd puffs, bean sprouts, fish cake and (surprise!) crab stick with your choice of noodle type. I opted for the traditional thick vermicelli. It was a beautiful balance of spices and coconut milk.

928 Yishun Laksa

One would ask how does this bowl of laksa compares with 328 Katong Laksa. 928 is more traditional, the flavour I grew up with. 328 has replaced some ingredients with modern flavours. Personally, I like 928 better.

Old school laksa

The processes and personnel have not shifted from when they first began in the late 1990s. It’s as authentic as you can get, true to the same hands serving you each time.

Add-On

Cold desserts

And while you are there, get a cold dessert to cool you down while you enjoy the spicy laksa. There’s another reason why.

There are very little space in the laksa shop, so you may need to get a table next door at the Lit Lit Xin Cold & Hot Dessert. They have allowed the laksa to be consumed in their shop as long as you buy a dessert. And please don’t be a miser, order one per person.

Popiah

BTW, there’s a popiah 薄餅 store that as well. A popiah “skin” 薄餅皮 is a soft, thin paper-like crepe or pancake made from wheat flour. It is then used to wrap filling of finely grated braised jicama (known locally as bangkuang), bean sprouts, lettuce leaves, grated carrots, Chinese sausage slices, thinly sliced fried tofu, chopped peanuts, fried shallots and shredded boiled egg.

The popiah was OK, well packed that it did not disintegrate as you eat it.

Symbiotic relationship

So there you have it, the famous 928 Yishun laksa and the friendly neighbour Lit Lit Xin. They are still the best value for money in these times where everything is getting more and more expensive.

928 Yishun Laksa
928 Yishun Central 1, #01-155, Singapore 760928
Tel : +65 9731 9586

Visited on May 2022

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