Monday, December 10, 2007

Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa

There is plenty of controversy surrounding Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa. It started many years ago when a famous stall selling delicious claypot laksa at Depot Road closed down. It subsequently re-opened in Alexandra Village Food Centre but people were skeptical if this was the original stall. After all there were other stalls with similar names, selling claypot laksa at Telok Blangah, Killiney Road and Vivocity.

When I went to Alexandra Village Food Centre for lunch yesterday, there was a long queue in front of this stall. I ordered the $4 claypot laksa which came with a reasonable serving of noodles with prawns, cockles and shredded chicken . The mouthwatering gravy is delightfully sweet and spicy, brimming with the concentrated flavors of coconut and dried shrimps. Every strand of the delicious noodles is thoroughly coated with a thick layer of savory gravy, every mouthful is simply irresistable.

It is indeed a very sumptuous claypot laksa. My only dissatisfaction is that the gravy is slightly too thick. As compared with Katong Laksa which I can finish two bowls at one go, Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa is so filling, I could hardly finish the gravy. Nevertheless it is still the best laksa I have tasted in Singapore and I definitely look forward to having Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa again.


Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
Alexandra Village Food Centre
Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-75
8.30am to 3pm
Closed on Mondays


lorraine82 said...

Wow! That certainly looks more yummy than Katong Laksa...

Anonymous said...

that laksa looks really potent. must try it someday.

Hiro_K said...

Is this the same stall from Depot Road? I think the original stall is now at Telok Blangah.

Anonymous said...

Followed the Depot Road aunty to Telok Blangah. However they sold out to a japanese org "Raku" at Killiney. After their contract "expired", the Vivio City stall was set up.

Anonymous said...


The original 德普路真善美砂煲叻沙 Zhen Shan Mei (Depot Road) Claypot Laksa is now at BUKIT MERAH CENTRAL BLK 161, behind BM library.

Had been eager to give it a try and was delighted the standard is just as good, if not even better!

And it certainly has more ingredients than other laksa stalls. Well worth my $4 :-)

Tan said...

Guys, I think it has shifted again. Anybody know where??