5 Halal Curry Laksa to Eat This Winter

by HGAT | 16/11/2019
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This winter, the inevitable 5lbs will be added to your waistline due to all the comfort food you’ll be indulging in. Why not make it a delicious 5lbs and opt for a warming, hearty halal curry laksa?

What exactly is a curry laksa? Think of it as being hugged by 100 hot water bottles whilst wearing the cosiest, warm jumper you own. Perhaps that is not the most delicious description of a halal curry laksa, but it’s good. Really good. 

So, in technical terms, it is a warm noodle soup, that is either super creamy (curry) or hot and tangy (assam), and filled with an assortment of goodies like bouncy noodles, eggs, chillies, squishy tofu puffs, and lots more. You can’t get any better than that.

This typical southeast Asian dish can be eaten at any time during the day (breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner) and is influenced heavily by melting pot of cultures like Malay, Straits Chinese, Indian, Thai and Indonesian. Now, that sounds like a tasty noodle soup.  

So, where can you find a good halal curry laksa in London? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 to check out! 

WHERE TO EAT HALAL CURRY LAKSA THIS WINTER

SATAY HOUSE, PADDINGTON

Satay house is a classic establishment that has been around for 30 years and one of their popular items is, you’ve guessed it, the kari laksa. Theirs is a creamy, coconut based soup with a generous sprinkling of chillies to make your brow glisten as you slurp away. You’ll also find an assortment of fried tofu puffs, noodles (egg or rice), eggs, and pieces of chicken and prawns, hidden inside the vibrant orange soup. Although, just be wary, the shrimp paste in the laksa can be a little overpowering sometimes. 

For the HGAT review, click here

Halal Status: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol is present.

Address: 13 Sale Pl, Paddington, London W2 1PX

Website: satay-house.co.uk

 

NORMAH’S, QUEENSWAY

A hiddem gem, literally, Normah’s can be found tucked away in the back of Queensway Market and is run by an aunty and nephew duo. The laksa is perfect combination of creamy, spicy, and wholesome. Aunty Normah makes her sambal belacan from scratch meaning there won’t be any overwhelming fishy flavour in her laksa. You are able to choose either the prawn or chicken laksa – both are just as good as each other. Opt for the assam pedas (fish in a hot and sour curry) and roti to make it a complete meal. 

For the HGAT review, click here

Halal Status: All meats served here are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 

Address: 23-25 Queensway Market, London W2 4QJ

Website: normahs.co.uk 

 

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LAKSAMANIA, FITZROVIA

Using a broth made from chicken bones being stewed for 8 hours, the laksa is rich and a flavour bomb in every slurp. Whilst the creamy singapore curry laksa with chicken here is great, the melaka curry laksa is what you need to order. A hot and sour soup with a generous amount of sambal belacan cooked into the base, and topped with fish balls, giant juicy prawns, shredded eggs, huge pillowy tofu puffs, and plenty of noodles too. The food here is consistently great and one of our favourite places for a laksa.

For the HGAT review, click here

Halal status: The chicken served here is halal. Pork and alcohol is present. 

Address: 92 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EZ

Website:  laksamania.co.uk 

 

SAMBAL SHIOK, ISLINGTON

Sambal Shiok, run by Mandy Yin, has had raving reviews from both critics and diners from the moment they opened. With the laksa being described as “pure joy” and “very, very good”, it is no wonder the restaurant is constantly busy every day of the week. You can start with the base laksa, choose your protein of poached chicken or juicy prawns or both, and add on any additional toppings like charred aubergine, potatoes, and even extra fried tofu. If you’re finding the laksa spicy, opt for an extra helping of cool coconut milk. The crispy Malaysian fried chicken is a good way to start the meal. 

For the HGAT review, click here

Halal Status: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol is present. 

Address: 171 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LX

Websitesambalshiok.co.uk 

 

WARISAN CAFE, PADDINGTON 

Another Malaysian restaurant that is completely out of sight, Warisan Cafe is hidden in a basement on Sussex Gardens, just next to Paddington. The curry laksa here arrives bubbling away in a hot clay pot and filled with a choice of noodles (egg or rice), chicken, squishy tofu puffs, egg, and beansprouts. It is hot and tangy, with just a slight amount of coconut milk in there to tone down the heat. The garlic chicken wings here are fantastic and will round off your meal perfectly. 

For the HGAT review, click here

Halal Status: All meats served here are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 

Address: Basement, 190 Sussex Gardens, London W2 1TU

Website: Warisan Cafe 

Other laksas to check out: Roti King and Rasa Sayang

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