Singapore’s Depot Road Claypot Laksa is also one of my all time favourite dishes that I constantly crave for, especially when this dish gets revamped by being served in a claypot instead, making it an absolute must-visit on my top list!
Depot Road Claypot Laksa Review
“Depot Road Claypot Laksa”, which is located at Alexandra Village food centre, makes it my all-time favourite laksa stall whenever I need to satisfy my laksa craving!
The laksa itself is prepared by cooking the various ingredients inside a pot, followed by pouring the laksa curry over it to cook on a stove. After various minutes of cooking, the pot is then transferred over to a claypot where it is then cooked under a larger flame for another few minutes before serving!
Unlike most laksa stalls where the dishes are served in ceramic or plastic bowls, this stall is probably the only one that serves it in a claypot, resulting in the laksa still being piping hot when served to us!
One of the most distinct features of this laksa would definitely be the heavenly, thick smell of coconut milk coming off from the claypot itself! The soup was rather creamy & curry-like in texture, while rich in flavour from the large amount of coconut milk added!
There was also an assortment of various “goodies” beneath it, consisting of thick rice-noodles, taupok (fried beancurd), fresh cockles, small shrimps, bean sprouts, slices of fish cake & chicken slices, while topping it off with finely-blended curry leaves & a teaspoon of sambal chilli!
I enjoyed their thick rice-noodles as they easily absorbed the flavour of the soup, allowing it to be so deliciously tasty! The taupok on the other hand was very spongy in texture, which allowed it to absorb the moisture from the soup, while the shrimp & cockles tasted very fresh and carried a slight seafood flavour to them!
The topping of curry leaves & sambal chilli helped to “kick” in the extra flavour of spices, while producing an aroma that was so irresistibly savorous!
I personally enjoyed this dish so much that I actually drank the whole soup from the claypot itself, but the disastrous effect after which was having an unwell stomach due to the large amount of coconut milk that had been added!
Thus, I would strongly recommend on going easy with the soup especially on an empty stomach or for those who have a weaker stomach against coconut milk or dairy products!
Overall, this was truly an exquisite dish which was done with a twist by having it be served in a claypot, while containing a rich, creamy & curry-like soup which was added with a large amount of coconut milk! Indeed, a mouthwatering experience that I would die for to get another chance to savour this dish!
About Depot Road Claypot Laksa (德普路真善美驰名砂煲叻沙)
Address: Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-75, 150120 (Alexandra Village Food Centre)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 09:00 – 16:00 (Closed: Sun)
Tel: +65 90889203
- Small – SGD $3.50
- Medium – SGD $4.50
- Large – SGD $5.50
What Makes This Laksa So Special
So what is it about Depot Road Claypot Laksa that makes me swoon? Let me count the ways!
First, the claypot method of cooking means the laksa stays piping hot when it’s served. Nothing worse than a bowl of noodles that are already going cold! The claypot also infuses so much more flavor into the dish.
The broth is just so fragrant and creamy, made with a ton of coconut milk. It’s got this rich, spicy curry flavor that you can smell a mile away. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
And the ingredients are top-notch. Thick rice noodles, tender fish cakes, plump prawns, crispy bean curd puffs – it’s a texture extravaganza! I especially love the fresh cockles that add a touch of briny seafood flavor. Yum!
Lastly, they top it off with a special sambal chili paste and ground curry leaves which provides a delightful kick of spice. It takes this Depot Road Claypot Laksa to the next level.
My Personal Preferences
I’m the kind of person who likes to customize my food order to my personal preferences. Here’s how I order my Depot Road Claypot Laksa for maximum enjoyment:
- Size: I always go large. This is not a dish I want a petite portion of! Give me a big ol’ claypot brimming with laksa.
- Spice Level: I order it extra spicy. The sambal chili really makes the flavors pop.
- Add-Ons: I love to add some crispy fried chicken on top. The crunch and savoriness takes this laksa over the top!
- Drinks: I like to wash it all down with a nice, cold fruit juice. Mango is my go-to pairing with laksa.
My Ideal Laksa Dining Experience
Here’s a little peek into my perfect Depot Road Claypot Laksa dining experience:
I arrive at the Alexandra Village Food Centre right when it opens at 9am to avoid the lunch crowd. After ordering my extra-large, extra-spicy laksa with fried chicken, I grab a mango juice and settle down at a table.
As I crack open my drink, I start salivating as I watch the chef prepare my laksa fresh in the claypot. The aroma of coconut milk and spices wafts over as he gives it a final stir.
A few minutes later, my big steaming claypot is placed in front of me. I mix in some sambal chili and take my first spoonful, savoring the perfect blend of flavors. The tender noodles, the creamy broth, the crunch of veggies and puffs – absolute perfection!
I take it slow, pacing myself through the generous portion and stopping for sips of mango juice in between. There’s nothing better than Depot Road Claypot Laksa enjoyed hot and fresh! My stomach is full and my tastebuds are happy.
Why I Recommend This Laksa
Clearly, I’m a bit obsessed with this laksa. Here’s why I enthusiastically recommend that everyone try Depot Road Claypot Laksa:
- It’s an iconic Singapore dish with a special twist – who doesn’t love food with a good backstory!
- The claypot method makes it taste incredible – so full of flavor!
- It’s customizable to your preferences – get it just how you like it.
- The ingredients are top-notch – you can really taste the quality.
- It’s perfect for a casual meal or to impress out-of-town guests.
No matter what your flavor profile, I really think you’ll fall in love with Depot Road Claypot Laksa like I did. It’s hands-down one of the tastiest bowls of laksa you’ll find in Singapore. I hope you get a chance to try this sensational dish and join me in my obsession!