My brother was in town recently, and when I asked him when he wanted to go for dinner, he requested Asian food. It seemed like Han really missed the food back home and isn’t the most adventurous eater, so Singaporean it is!
I had visited Laut earlier this year with some friends and enjoyed Laut’s curry laksa. They were quite crowded during Saturday’s peak dinner hours, but we thankfully had a reservation. On my last visit, I noticed the mural on the brick walls, but not the textured ceiling.
When our appetizer, the Satay Tofu ($8), showed up, all three of us had the same reaction: “That’s it?” The fried tofu was decent and so was the spicy peanut sauce, but this dish looked a bit sad. We were all expecting tofu on skewers since this is a satay dish.
I was tempted to get the laksa again, but opted for the Char Kway Teow ($11) with veggies and tofu. It’s nice that you can specify what protein you want for most dishes. This is one of my favorite dishes in Singapore. Flat noodles with chives, bean sprouts, eggs, soy sauce, chili sauce. Not too greasy, light spiciness. Not the most authentic, but still pretty tasty.
Han ordered the Mee Goreng ($11), which showed up with tofu and veggies even though he had asked for chicken. Another classic that you’ll find anywhere in Singapore. Egg noodles with bean sprouts, tofu, shrimp fritters, tomatoes, eggs, and fried shallots. Han thought this was decent even though the veggies they added seemed out of place.
John got the Massaman Curry ($13) with vegetables and tofu. This mixture of spicy coconut milk, tamarind, onions, carrots, potatoes, and peanuts was very addictive. The tamarind adds a really nice touch and texture. Laut seemed to know how to do curry pretty well. I’ll have to stick to curries and noodle soups if I ever come back here.