The hustle and bustle of the Chinese New Year is concentrated in an area other than Chinatown, and that is at Bencoolen Street, where there are stalls set up for sale of mandarin oranges, CNY goodies, abalones, dried scallops etc.
So while taking a break from the crowd and all the shopping, the craving for laksa kicked in and there's the usual stall that is often crowded just round the corner, hence, headed straight there for lunch in the sweltering heat (there is no air-con).
yes, no chopsticks is required and it comes in a light pale orange gravy with pale white noodles all cut up into short pieces. The prawns are abit small but are crunchy and fresh nevertheless. The gravy is light with slight taste of dried shrimp and coconut flavor, easy on the taste buds. The noodles was abit mashy for my liking but the convenience of not using chopsticks makes up for it. The portion could be slightly bigger for $2.50 but I am not complaining, as it satisfies my tummy sufficiently.
Location is at 180B Bencoolen Street #01-04 The Bencoolen