Laksa, as we know it, is often served in a bowl, either with long strands of rice noodles, or cut up so that we can eat with a spoon conveniently. What about claypot laksa?
Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa became renowned after being awarded the Bib Gourmand award in 2016, and subsequently in 2017 and 2018.
What is the Bib Gourmand award? The Big Gourmand award is given to restaurants and street food establishments that offer quality dishes at a maximum price of S$45.
Despite it being located at Alexandra Market now, it was initially situated at Depot Road, hence the name Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa. The original owner, Madam Ang Siew Yan, sold laksa in claypots for over 10 years at Depot Road before retiring for about six to seven years due to her ailing health.
Her nephew, Mr Zhang, took over the mantle and learnt the recipe from scratch. He did not want to see his aunt’s stall just vanish. Ever since, he has been running the stall.
A humble bowl of Claypot Laksa is priced at S$4 for a small, S$5 for a medium, and S$6 for a large. You can also supplement your bowl