Here’s a blow by blow comparison between Can Tho in Belconnen and (old) Sammy’s Kitchen Laksa in Civic. For those who know the drill, a SK laksa for comparison purposes is a straight 10/10/10.
- Taste (Flavour) = 9
- Size = 10
- Ingredients = 9
- Decor/Cutlery = 8
- Waiting Staff = 8
- Cost = 10
Can Tho is situated in between the Pot Belly and Rubees in Belconnen. I wouldn’t normally consider this as a comparison Laksa – for starters this is comparing Vietnamese to Chinese, but as I have been reassured by a colleague, this is the best laksa you are going to get in Belconnen, so it needs to be considered for sheer convenience value.
The Laksa is not bad at all, but loses points on the chicken being precut into very small cutlets, and is not ‘shredded’ over a hotplate. I considered when I was eating it that the chicken had been simply chucked in with the rest of the ingredients and not prepared specially. Absolutely no consideration has been made in terms of decor, which supports the atypical vietnamese restraunt theme in Canberra, with white plastic tablecloths and white walls to stare at while patiently waiting for food. Overall, since I live in Belconnen I’ll eventually be back, and worthwhile for a try if you are a local and not interested in driving too far to get your laksa fix.