Laksa King

Authentic Malayasian-Chinese fare at this buzzing restaurant.
Gary Brun
Published on July 30, 2023
Updated on November 30, 2023


Laksa King has been satisfying diners in Flemington since 1998. Originally located in an arcade off Racecourse Road, owner Esmond Wong was forced to change venues in 2010 due to its burgeoning popularity, although he managed to keep it in Flemington.

The interior is awash with natural light, with elegant finishings and large communal tables. The fare is authentic Malaysian-Chinese, and it earned itself a reputation as one of the best South Asian restaurants in Melbourne. 

Entrees include the classics such as vegetarian spring rolls, curry puffs and satay chicken skewers while including more exotic options such as steamed prawn dumplings with a spicy soy sauce, lobaks (minced pork rolls fried in beancurd skin), and vegetarian roti rolls with fried tofu, cucumber, onion, tomato and peanut sauce. 

If you'd like to start with a soup, it's got you covered with chicken and corn soup, Szechuan hot and sour soup and seafood Tom Yum soup. Meanwhile, its curry laksas, for which it's famous, include chicken curry, beef curry, vegetarian curry with seasonal vegetables and tofu, fish fillet curry with lady's fingers, a fish head curry, a king prawn option, roast fuck, seafood and its signature combination curry with shrimp, fishcakes and chicken. Basically, there is a laksa for everyone.

Elsewhere, you'll find Hainan chicken noodle soup with roasted duck, prawn dumpling noodles, Har Med (yellow noodles with prawns, BBQ pork, egg and water spinach in a prawn broth, and fried Kuay Teow with rice noodles, shrimp and Chinese sausage. If rice is your thing, then look no further than its nasi goreng, with Malaysian-styled fried rice, shrimp, chicken, egg and curry paste. 

We could write another five or so hundred words about the menu, as it's as long as your arm, but we'll leave it to you to discover. Just rest assured, the food is legit, and if you manage to leave room for dessert, the coconut panda cotta is something else. 


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