A work companion recommended Ginger and Spice in Gungahlin Laksa as being the best avaliable – here’s a blow by blow comparison. A Sammy’s Kitchen Laksa for comparison purposes is a straight 10/10/10 G&S Taste (Flavour) = 9
Size = 10
Ingredients = 9
Decor/Cutlery = 10
Waiting Staff = 11
Cost = 10
Ginger and Spice is relatively comparable to a SK Laksa. I found it interesting that they used deep-fried chicken, which added subtle variation to the dish, but detracted a little from what I would consider a ‘conventional’ laksa. I found the soup quite ‘watery’ than usual, but in subsequent conversation with the owner, she explained that they opted for a more mild version normally, and you are encouraged to request a hotter one if that is your desire.
I’ll raise this as a special point – this is a tailorable laksa, which is not offered – at least that I am aware of – in other venues in Canberra.
The Laksa is what I would consider to be a chinese chef’s interpretation of a laksa, using ingredients they have to hand. My overall impression is that I could have compared it to a long wonton soup quite easily. Overall, next time I’m in the area I’ll request a hotter one with more coconut milk base, but only if I’m in Gungahlin looking for a laksa. If you are a Gungahlin local, I encourage you to give it a shot as it’s a good and local dish, and don’t hesitate to tailor it to your tastes – 9/10.