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Best of Canberra – Laksa

By 14 July 2014 13

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Pizza and burgers are all well and good if that’s what you’re in the mood for. But sometimes you need something a little more exotic to fill that gaping space in your tummy.

For our third ‘Best of Canberra’ post, we’re asking for the best place to get a Laksa.

That steaming bowl of spice-y, noodle-y, coconut-y goodness (so good we’re making up words…).

Where is your go to place for Laksa in Canberra? What makes it so good? Is it ‘the hotter the better’ or a ‘mild mix of flavour’ you’re after?

Note: The photo was the best we could find in our stock – this does by no means reflect our view of what a good Laksa should look like.

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13 Responses to Best of Canberra – Laksa
#1
James McMahon1:21 pm, 14 Jul 14

Voting 1 for the institution that is the Noodle house Dickson. I also favor Pappa rich.

#2
mcwingstar1:47 pm, 14 Jul 14

Dickson Asian noodle house is definitely pretty fantastic, though more then one Malaysian friend of mine has mocked it for being a pretty westernized version of laksa. Take that how you will!
(it won’t stop me loving it)

#3
GregM2:06 pm, 14 Jul 14

Oddly, the Fish Shack. Not going to have everything you might want (like, say, chicken) but both seafood and vegetarian laksa are available.

#4
Gavin Findlay3:47 pm, 14 Jul 14

Two Sisters in Dickson does brilliant laksa, arguably better than Noodle House, it has a richer soup.

#5
BombaySapphire4:32 pm, 14 Jul 14

Dickson Noodle House – the best. Accept none of the non-affiliated Noodle House franchise imposters!

#6
patrick_keogh4:40 pm, 14 Jul 14

I have never tasted better than at DANH. I can just walk in, order as I arrive at the table and my duck laksa is ready in at most five minutes. No fancy table cloths, no fancy prices, just good laksa with the minimum of fuss.

#7
fleehee5:27 pm, 14 Jul 14

Dickson Asian Noodle House – the Jumbo Combination is to die for! That said, the Woden Asian Noodle House is a pretty good substitute when we just can’t travel too far for our laksa fix.

#8
johnwood9:46 am, 15 Jul 14

Dumpling Inn in City, next to Paparich
(the new place with lots of guys wrapping dumplings – you can see the many staff in the kitchen through the see-through windows)
Their dumpling laksa is very good value!
You can ask for hand made noodles as well…

#9
Kayellar10:18 am, 15 Jul 14

Cafe Bamboo in Braddon has the BEST duck laksa in Canberra, and is generally one of the most underrated restaurants in Canberra.

#10
astrojax4:37 pm, 15 Jul 14

tak kee does a pretty decent one. +1 for the two sisters. have never been sold on dickson asian noodle house’s.

and very glad for the disclaimer on the pic accompanying the story!

#11
M0les12:24 am, 16 Jul 14

Dickson Asian Noodle House.

#12
organix1:29 pm, 19 Jul 14

I’ve tried the one in Dickson, didn’t think it was that great. I think the one at Streets of Asia in Tuggeranong is decent for Canberra.

#13
martin751:23 pm, 20 Jul 14

Another vote for the fishshack’s seafood laksa!

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