Hubby took me to this Malay cafe, Spice of Asia, and we were both taken by their signage Laksa Johor (RM5.00) pasted at the glass display. We were hankering for a very good Laksa Johor we have long time ago so we ended up ordering a bowl each.
From the outside, Spice of Asia, looks like typical Malay warung with food displayed up front but as one walked inside, a nice and cosy cafe is revealed. There is an aircon section too.
Our laksa came looking like this... kinda unappetising... with a bowl of sambal belacan to go with it.
When we dug in, tada... the noodles, in this case spaghetti (it's common that spaghetti is used for Laksa Johor), and the condiments (cucumber, onions, beansprouts, bunga kantan etc) were actually hidden underneath the thick laksa gravy. The gravy consisted heavily of fish meat and I tasted a variety of herbs (ulam) and spices. This is not too bad but I've tasted better. I have to say that the sambal belacan is really great.
Hubby had a bowl of bubur cha cha that came purplish looking with strands of colourful errr I'm not sure what do you call those but should have been made outta flour and large sago balls. They looked like cendol strands but it's not soft, just slightly chewy. These colourful strands can be found at supermarket's dry food section. So far I've found the Malay style bubur cha cha have such floury strands. Hubby dug and dug but couldn't find the usual yam and sweet potatoes inside. Is this how a typical Malay bubur cha cha looks like? Hmm I doubt so since we have eaten one of the best around recently and have yet to find another to match this stall in KL.
All in our bill for 2 bowls of Laksa Johor, one bowl of bubur cha cha, one glass of syrup bandung and another glass of plain water costed less than RM15, sorry can't remember the exact amount. Other than these, they have nasi campur (mixed rice), various fried noodles and rice plus ala carte dishes to go with plain rice.
Spices Of Asia
52 Jalan Datuk Sulaiman
Taman Tun Dr.Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-7725 5875
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