Monday, August 13, 2018

Laksa Bar, Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

A hidden gem for Asian food is Laksa Bar in Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.  The restaurant has both high tables and regular tables, and is decorated with typical Asian prints:

Menus are provided to your table, but you must place your order at the counter.

We decided to order both an entrée to share and a main each.

For our entrée, we ordered the crispy soft shell crab with chilli lime mayo ($9):

Tim and I both love soft shell crab, so this  entrée was a winner.

For main, Tim ordered the Chicken Curry Laksa ($13.90):

It looked very vibrant and fresh, and I know that Tim enjoyed it.

I ordered the lemon chicken (~$12.90):

This dish was rather disappointing.  I expected a lemon sauce; however, the only detectable lemon in this dish was a slice of lemon garnish on the side.  It was fairly dry without the sauce, so is not a repeat for me.

I washed down the lemon chicken with Tiger, an Asian beer ($7):

If you go to Laksa Bar, I recommend sticking with the laksa and curries, but definitely give the soft shell crab a burl.

108 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: (03) 9663 1941


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a shame about the lemon flavour. Sometimes I just order an item because it has an ingredient I like and if it isn't strong then I am disappointed.

Pam said...

Definitely won't be visiting there, but I'd love to. The crab sounds great and beer too, was it good? We thought about traveling to Australia but what a plane ride from Chicago!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Pam, it is quite a trip. I love coming to the States, but the plane trip is daunting. Would love to see more of Chicago - was there briefly at the start of a Route 66 trip.

Cakelaw said...

Yes, I thought lemon chicken would be a reliable choice.