Malacca Restaurant, Disappointing Laksa In Brisbane CBD

After visiting Malaysia a few weeks ago, I suddenly had a craving for a good laksa. That delicious, rich, curry, coconut, spicy broth. Lots of noodles and generous vegetables and chicken or seafood… drool!

I was in the city and Malacca Restaurant came up multiple times with high reviews and comments like ‘best laksa in Brisbane!’ So I hit the pavement, excited to try this raved-about laksa. I only just noticed the Zomato review wasn’t great- should have known to check there.

The restaurant itself was very unassuming. A little sign outside and a fairly plain interior, nothing surprising. I ordered my laksa, the signature with chicken and waited impatiently.

The laksa arrived fairly quickly, a generous serving and looked delicious. Then came the sense of utter disappointment after the first mouthful. It was bland. It had a dull taste of laksa but lacked that richness and intensity you usually find in a good bowl.

I ate a little so I was no longer hungry and left the rest. Slightly flavoured noodles and a bit of chicken really doesn’t do it for me. The best part was the eggplant.

Anyone know where I can find amazing laksa in Brisbane?!

Malacca Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Banana Leaf on Davie

I arrived just before six and saw they had a Happy Hour menu that finished at 6. I was going to get a laksa and luckily for me that was on the Happy Hour menu with an assortment of the entrees for just $3 more.

Unfortunately for me, Vanessa was half an hour late. The lovely waitress still offered the special though, I think she felt sorry for me for waiting for so long.

I was actually shocked at how many appetisers we got to try! There was calamari, spring rolls, chicken satay, salad and roti. Roti was all I really wanted – I love that stuff and they do it well at Banana Leaf.

The Singapore Laksa came with a variety of prawns, chicken, calamari and other random seafood. I goes stats why I didn’t like it so much. It tasted too seafoody… I love seafood. But I love it fresh and more than often raw and this just didn’t really float my boat. Vanessa ordered hers without the seafood though and really enjoyed it.

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