Stall No. 10 Seng Kee Fish Ball and Laksa 胜记 is one of the most popular stalls in the famous Taman Serene food centre.
This is the kind of curry laksa you find in Johor - the noodles are invisible - submerged in curry gravy and buried under loads of ingredients. There were tau pok, slices of fish cake, fried wanton, fried fish balls, stuffed toufu, fresh cockles, and a couple of fish balls - lots of stuff for RM4 :)
The not too thick curry gravy was savoury from a blend of spices and was not overly rich or laden with coconut milk (santan). The gravy was spicy and sweet unlike that of its neighbour Lim Hong Yong 林记's Thai laksa which was spicy and tangy.
I especially love these fried fishballs. They were sweet and savoury from the spices added to the fish meat.
This large piece of fried tofu stuffed with a thick wedge of fresh fish meat was tender and saturated with flavour from the laksa and the fish.
The tau pok sponged up loads of curry laksa.
The couple of plump juicy fresh cockles added a lot of ommph to the laksa.
These tiny slivers of daun kesom added a delightful touch of fragrance to the laksa.
Seng Kee's sambal chili is awesome. Extra hot, tangy and infused with that ground dried shrimp flavour.
Restaurant name: Stall No. 10 Pelangi Yong Taufu (better
known as Seng Kee Fish Ball and Laksa 胜记)
Address: Taman Serene Food Centre (off Jalan Biru, Taman
Pelangi opposite San Lou seafood restaurant)
Hours: 7:00am to 3:00pm (closed on Wednesdays)
Date visited: 24 August 2012