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W. W. Laksa House also known as Water Works Laksa 水塘路辣沙 located along Jalan Kolam Air is an institution in Johor Baru. This favourite has been around since the 1970s.
You can identify this corner coffee shop easily by its distinctive pink walls and these large pipes just outside.
W. W. laksa is loaded with fried tau pueh (soya bean skin), tau pok, fried fish cake slices, fried vegetarian balls, bean sprouts, grated dry basil leaves and, of course, fresh cockles. All these ingredients and the noodles are soaked in rich gravy pungent with ground spices and not-too-rich coconut milk.
The ingredients for Water Works laksa are freshly prepared at the coffee shop.
Besides its signature laksa, Water Works Laksa House also offers this voluptuous fish otak otak. Just look at the thickness of this otak! Doesn’t it looked like it is inviting us to slip this delectable morsel into our watering mouths?
The otah is as delicious as it is inviting. Inside, it is tender, moist and full bodied – packed with ground fish meat mixed with curry, coconut milk and spices.
The otah otah is offered in a tray and you pay only for what you ate. It is a trick☻ Watch yourself because you’ll be surprised how many you will unknowingly swallow☻
Fortunately, this indulgence won't burn a big hole in your pocket. The bowl of delicious laksa costs RM6 and the otak otak costs 70 sens each.
Water Works Laksa was featured on the excellent Fatbook 非食不可 programme.
I'll bring friends who are laksa and otah fans here whenever I am around the area.
Restaurant name: W. W. Water Works Laksa House 水塘辣沙