I love Laksa and I lust after Lobak. I have finally found a lobak that satisfies my ultra critical palate without having to go all the way to Penang.
For me, Lobak must be infused with five spice powder, speckled with pork fat and wrapped in soft bean curd skin that can stand up to reheating, particularly in these Covid times when one has to “Tapau” or takeaway.
I have searched high and low for this dish in Ipoh and I was thrilled when I found it in a Laksa establishment!
Danny Khoo, Chef and sole proprietor, I discovered, has been in business for quite a long while.
Some of my readers will remember the Turf Club Laksa (I don’t) which ceased operations around 2012 and they moved to YeSing (behind Paragon City Hotel). Danny was locked down in Melbourne last year and he and his wife just resumed the takeaway business in February this year.
In addition to both Assam and Siamese Laksa, they make Lobak!
For those unfamiliar with this Straits Chinese delectable, Lobak is minced pork and fat with chopped bits of Sar Kot or Sang Kuang wrapped tightly in bean curd skin and deep fried. Flavoured with Sar keong (sand ginger or cekur in Malay), this little bundle of yummilicious goodness redolent with five spice, made by Danny, has already won some fans when I sent some of them over to friends.
The Siamese Laksa is equally praiseworthy. A very generous portion, the gravy is thick with fish meat, the laksa noodle slurpily smooth and topped with generous handfuls of slivered cucumber, mint leaves, bean sprouts and one Calamansi or commonly known as the Phillipine lime.
The Siamese Laksa sauce was robust, unlike some watery sauces I’ve had in other places. Eating it with the Lobak put me in Foodie Heaven.
The Assam Laksa and Siamese Laksa are only available every alternate Thursday and Friday, and my most recent order from them saw me getting the Siamese Laksa which I preferred. Lobak is available everyday and this weekend it’s going to be Assam Laksa!
This is one delectable treat. You still have time to order the Laksa for Thursday or Friday.
Call Danny now to place your orders.
Danny : 012-518 4223
Pick up: 26, Lebuh Bulan, Taman Westpool, 31400 Ipoh, Perak