My colleague is a regular among the Malaysian-Chinese restaurants in Flemington. A couple of days ago, she introduced me to Chef Lagenda which I labeled, the Legendary Chef. According to her, the owner of Chef Lagenda was formerly the proprietor of Laksa King. Laksa King was hand-over to the current owner due to issue with licensing or end-of-lease … or something in that direction.
After having a taste of the Legendary Chef the other day, I suggested to Ms. L. we have Curry Laksa for dinner this weekend. We didn’t make any booking (on a Saturday night, as it was a last minute suggestion!) but managed to get a table – on the rooftop! It was freezing cold outside and our wait staff asked us to have a feel of the rooftop before deciding. We were comfortable with the setup and settled in. The whole place was almost covered and there was a sizable heater in the middle.
Chinese tea was served as we were seated, what better timing to have a warm welcome drink on a winter evening. Unlike Laksa King, it was free – similar to the Vietnamese restaurant we frequent.
We started off with the Lagenda Pork Spring Roll (10 pieces, $8.5). Initially, we requested for a smaller version but there was only one size available. This was actually ordered for Lil’ M. but we all dug-in. The spring rolls were quite tasty – right thickness on the outer shell and fully loaded inside.
Both of us ordered the Curry Laksa – flat rice noodle (minus bean shoots for Ms. L.) with shrimp, fish cake and chicken ($9.2). Noticed that the price of Curry Laksa here was similar to Laksa King .
The Curry Laksa here was similar to Laksa King and was actually better than Laksa King, according to our in-house Curry expert (Ms. L.’s). We found that the main component, the Laksa soup at Chef Lagenda was tastier. The soup had the right consistency and the spici
Now you know where to find the best Curry Laksa in Melbourne. Do drop me a comment if you found a better one!Chef Lagenda 16 Pin Oak Crescent,
Flemington, 3031 Victoria, Australia.