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After the first visit to Madam Kwan's Cafe (review here), even though I wasn't impressed with the food, I kept having craving of their Assam Laksa (aka Penang laksa), and since the Beau wanted to try their famously expensive Nasi Lemak, we decided to head there for dinner.
So, as planned, he had the Nasi Lemak (SGD$13.90), consisting of aromatic steamed coconut rice, chicken curry, sambal ikan bilis, dried shrimp floss, half a hard-boiled egg, azar (picked vegetables) and fresh cucumber slices. The moistened rice was indeed fragrant with coconut's own, and we liked the dried shrimp floss. The curry was thick and flavourful; the chicken tender. It was not your conventional "nasi lemak" per se, but still a rather tasty serving of well-ingrediented meal. Thumbs up for this one.
I had the Assam Laksa (SGD$11.90), as planned - rice wheat noodles in tamarind fish broth topped with local mackerel fish, sliced cucumber and onions. The broth was spicy and redolent of the fish flavour, making it appetite-whetting; it was a little greasy but every mouthful was delicious. The noodles were rather springy and smooth to the slurp; the lack of ingredients was a little disappointing, but hey, this is not locak laksa!
Service here leaves much to be desired - much of the times, the wave of the hand seemed to escape the eyes of passing service crew.