D'Laksa Locations & Outlets
D’Laksa is a chain of takeaway food stalls selling common and simple Penang fare. At some stalls, it has a few bar top seats that allow up to 5 people to dine at their outlet.
The brand originated from Johore, but has close to 40 stalls in West Malaysia. It has 7 outlets in Singapore (as of June 2022):
- Compass One – (Sengkang) 1 Sengkang Square, #B1-46, Singapore 545078
- Century Square – (Tampines) 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-36, Singapore 529509
- Bagus Food Court, Causeway Point – (Woodlands) 1 Woodlands Square, Level 7 Bagus Foodcourt, Singapore 738099
- Cantine Foodcourt, Jurong Point – (Boon Lay) 1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1- 42/43/44, Stall 11, Singapore 648886
- Kopitiam Foodcourt, Northpoint City – (Yishun) 930 Yishun Ave 2, #B2-12 Stall 04, Singapore 769098
- Kopitiam Foodcourt, Hillion Mall – (Bukit Panjang) 17 Petir Road, #02-15/20, Stall 10, Singapore 678278
- Cantine Foodcourt, Northshore Plaza II – (Punggol) 418 Northshore Drive, #02-07/08/09, Stall 9, Singapore 820418
Below are its menu items and prices:
- Asam Laksa – $4.50 / bowl
- Asam Lobsterball – $3.50 / 5 pcs
- Asam Fishball – $3.00 / 5 pcs
- Fruit Rojak – $3.00 / bowl
D'Laksa Review (Compass One)
D’Laksa at Compass One is located at the basement of the mall, near to Pizza Hut. It is a pretty small takeaway stall with 4-5 seats at the side of its outlet.
We visited the stall during dinner time on a Sunday evening. There was a queue of 3 customers in front of us and our queue cut into the entrance of the adjacent stall. It took more than 10 minutes for our turn to place our order. We ordered a bowl of Asam Laksa ($4.50) and 5 pieces of Asam Fishball ($3.00). It took another 5 minutes for the staff to pack our order.
The rice noodles for the laksa was packed separately from the broth, while the fish balls were soaked in broth. We asked for prawn paste – a signature of Penang asam laksa – to be added for both dishes.
The taste of the asam broth for both dishes was as close to the asam broth in Penang, and its comes with bits of fish meat. The rice noodles and fish balls were pretty standard though, similar to those that you could get from supermarkets. As we did not have any dinner that day, we were still hungry after gobbling up the the laksa and fish balls.
In all, we find the quality of the food slightly above average but their serving is too small. They can only be treated as snacks and not as a meal. As such, we would rate its quality a 3.5/5, value-for-money 2.5/5 and service 2.5/5 (mainly due to the uncomfortable experience with queueing on the extremely busy walkway).