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Dickson Tradies vs Sammies Kitchen Laksa

By Maelinar 14 May 2006 7

Here’s a blow by blow comparison of a DT Laksa vs a SK Laksa from my humble perspective:

A SK Laksa for comparison purposes is a straight 10/10/10

DT Taste (flavour) = 11
Size = 10
Ingredients = 9
Decor/Cutlery = 7
Waiting Staff = 8
Cost = 11

While a more flavoursome chicken laksa in curry terms, the DT Laksa lost ground by using pre-cut and very small portions of chicken. You can’t go past that traditional shredded style that SK does so well. Comparable in size and ingredients otherwise. It was disappointing not to get table service at DT, and I was surprised that I had to use a conventional spoon to drink the soup instead of a traditional style chinese spoon. The waitress either didn’t understand english very well, or she didn’t understand chinese very well, and got confused when I asked her for a ‘chicken laksa and a char-kway-teow without any MSG please’. Cost based comparison puts the DT Laksa in front, but as you’re obviously losing table service and proper cutlery to receive the discount, it’s 6 for one, a half dozen the other.

Overall rating, DT Laksa gets a 9 in my books. If I’m in Dickson and wanting a Laksa, I’d probably consider going back, although their char-kway-teow was pretty nice (the wife let me have a sample of hers), so I’d probably order that over a Laksa now that I know their menu.

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pinkie-lady 4:29 pm 30 May 06

any laksa fan would love the laksas from Mamak Corner Restaurant at the corner of Garran shop. My friends and I love the laksa, comes in generous portion, and with the right kick of spici-ness! their other Malaysian dishes are well recommended too!

bonfire 12:41 pm 15 May 06

watery ie stock based laksa = made by chinese/singaporeans.

creamier ie coconut cream and stock based laksa = made by malays.

i always go for malay laksa if i can.

laksas in chinese restaraunts invariably disappoint.

VYBerlinaV8 9:47 am 15 May 06

Dickson Asian Noodle House is THE place to get laksa in this town.

Marcus 8:36 pm 14 May 06

Yeh, Dickson Asian Noodle House has the best laksa I’ve ever had and I know many people who agree.

Danman 8:28 pm 14 May 06

Duck Laksa from Thai Gardens.
Nothing will EVER compare

Vic Bitterman 7:10 pm 14 May 06

Well Maeliner, youve got me all curious now. have never tried the DT laksa. Guess I will now this week 🙂

Spectra 1:10 pm 14 May 06

I’d be curious to see you do a comparison of the laksa from the Diskson Asian Noodle House, which has long been the benchmark laksa of myself and many of my friends. (Yes, I could do it myself, but that would require going out of the house).

For a slightly different take on the laksa theme, I’d recommend Thai Spice in Woden. Very spicy, more watery than creamy, but still very, very tasty. It was only available during lunch, last I checked.

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