14 May '18, 11am
Kampung Kia – Authentic Malaysian Nasi Lemak at Marine Parade! https://t.co/uDet8b25Ke
Kampung Kia doesn’t just prepare delicious Nasi Lemak, it also sells Assam Laksa ($4.80)! This enticing bowl of laksa comes topped with a whole sardine, though mackerel is more traditionally used. The thick and white rice noodles, which Kampung Kia imports weekly from Malaysia, are nice and springy in texture. I found that the Assam broth was more subtle in flavour when compared to others that I have tried in Singapore. The broth was mildly sweet but could have been a bit more tart to add more sharpness. The laksa was also topped with sliced bamboo shoots, cucumber, red onion, as well as chopped red chillies for a bit of heat. The sardine was well-cooked and briny, which brought a much needed savoury element to the laksa. Overall, it was a decent and light bowl of Assam Laksa but could have done with a bit more acidity.