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What: Laksa with blood cockles ($2)
Where: 63 Laksa, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, #01-20
You'll be hard pressed to find a meal at $2 at a hawker centre these days. So you can imagine the queue at 63 Laksa, a stall at the newly renovated Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre.
Although the serving bowl is small, it is filled to the brim with hearty goodness. Each bowl is loaded with a decent heap of sliced fishcake, cooked bean sprouts and thick bee hoon. For those who appreciate blood cockles, or "hum", you'd be pleased to know that the servings are generous.
The stall also serves freshly grilled otah for $1.20 each, which brings the dish up to a whole new level. The otah is served in a thick slab, and cooked with a perfect blend of smokiness and spices.
If you like your dish mild, then this would probably work. The laksa gravy wasn't as thick or fragrant as I'd like it to be and the chili was also surprisingly bland, doing nothing to kick up the spiciness of the dish.
But if you only have $2 in your wallet, or are looking for a light meal, then this would be it.
AsiaOne paid for the meal reviewed.