Most of the hawker food found in Singapore are similar to the ones in Malaysia. Just like the famous 328 Katong Laksa, its very similar to the Nyonya laksa. Katong is said to be a peranakan area, thus famous for peranakan dishes. The Katong laksa with its slightly spicy coconut milk (santan) broth is delicious. The laksa noodle comes with prawns, cockle (siham) and fish cake. They don't provide chopsticks. The noodles are cut to allow easier consumption with spoon. Personally, i would prefer the noodles to be normal length, allowing me to slurp away with chopsticks :) Costs $4.50 per bowl. They also have nasi lemak which was also selling fast, but i didn't get to try it. As for the otak-otak which was $1.20 each, it was good, but not memorable.Nonetheless, i would definitely head back for another bowl of laksa if i'm in the neighborhood. Even Gordon Ramsay loves it. aha. To locate their stall: click here. Yeap there are multiple stalls :), On East Coast Road itself, there are two 328 katong laksa stalls. I got lost as i made the stall my landmark to head back to the hotel,and then i found out there were two! haha. One's on the right of the hotel, one's on the left.
Along East Coast Road, there is a Peranakan Food Stall, selling more than 8 variety of dumpling, known to many as zhang. It has been forever since i eaten one. Grandma used to make it for me every year but now no one makes it, in the family. I became very particular about the taste of zhang sold outside since grandma's zhang, to me, is the best. I can say that the dumpling at the Kim Choo stall was not bad. :D I bought a chili dried prawn one, and the meat dumpling. Both tasted okay. They also sell cakes (kuih) like tapioca cake, glutinous balls with sugar filling (onde-onde), kuih ketayap, and many other sweet varieties. There are also instant ingredients to cook peranakan food. :)
Another Laksa we tried was at the Ah Meng Cafe near the Singapore Zoo, it was yummy too but compared to the 328 Katong Laksa, it lacked cockle and the noodles were different. Broth was different too. Costs us $7.90 per bowl not including the tax, well cause it is tourist spot. An option if its difficult to head to Katong. For me, the original Katong Laksa is better :)