Once a hot topic of discussion on the Makansutra forum, the debate on which is the original Depot Road claypot laksa was almost forgotten until recently when a stall named Depot Road Zheng Zhong Zhen Shan Mei Famous Claypot Laksa appeared at Bukit Merah Central. To add flavour to the story, the original auntie and uncle from the old Depot Road stall are present at this new stall, with their photos prominently displayed on the colorful signboard.
Served bubbling hot in a claypot, a $4 bowl of laksa comes with thick mouthwatering gravy that complements the noodles very well, as well as generous servings of fresh cockles and prawns. Rich with the concentrated aroma of coconut milk, the gravy is savory but not overly spicy.
In comparison with the other claypot laksa, Depot Road Zheng Zhong claypot laksa comes with larger servings of noodle and dishes for its price. For laksa fans who can't tolerate the super spicy gravy of the claypot laksa in Alexandra Village, do come down to Bukit Merah and try Depot Road Zheng Zhong claypot laksa today.
Depot Road Zheng Zhong Zhen Shan Mei Famous Claypot Laksa
161 Bukit Merah Central
Update 26/3/2009 - This stall has closed down.