25 May '15, 1pm

ラクサ戦争か。長い歴史がある。 / “Four-decade history of Katong Laksa | The Straits Times SoShiok”

Add: 1 Telok Kurau Road (Kopi Talk Coffee Shop) Opening hours: 8am-3.15pm daily The whole laksa war in the east coast could have been avoided if only George Ng had listened to his father and trademarked his Katong Laksa stall name. Back in 1982, he did not think those two words would become so precious in the laksa business because competition was non-existent. But now that competition has arrived, he hasn't let it affect him that much. And he operates away from the battle lines further up East Coast Road. It's a dish the 60-year-old has been selling for four decades - 13 years in Chai Chee and 27 at his present location in a small kopi tiam at the junction of Telok Kurau Road and Changi Road. He took over the business from his father, who originally used to ply his trade on foot in 1950s Katong - hence the name of the stall. The recipe is a family secret. Mr Ng says his f...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/content/four-decade-history-katong...

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