Kitchen Inn, 469 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Phone: 9328 2562
Appointment in the city, park at Vic Market, left enough for time for a quick lunch – of course!
I have no great plans or destinations in mind.
Indeed, this stretch of Elizabeth Street is so busy at lunch time I’m happy to get a seat just about anywhere.
I have no plans to write or take pictures.
But then I get Kitchen Inn’s Sarawak laksa ($10.90).
CTS has been here before.
I’ve even had the laksa here on another occasion.
I don’t remember it being THIS good!!!
Gravy that looks like a rich chocolate milkshake. Spice/heat levels that are just right and plenty of deep, dusky flavour – quite unlike the more regular laksas around town.
Vermicelli only in terms of noodles, which is real nice for a change.
And the extravagant goodies … oh my!
Shredded chicken, two monster pieces of chewy tofu sucking up that amazing gravy, fish cake, bean sprouts, quite a few very good prawns, noodle-like strips of omelette.
And – best of all – stacks of salty pork belly/crackling that is wonderfully crunchy to begin with but that becomes equally wonderfully soggy as the eating of my meal unfolds.
This is a 10/10 laksa – a masterpiece of Melbourne cheap eats.
See earlier Melbourne laksa monarch post here.