Bo Laksa King once operated out of a small corner inside a small convenience store – Joyce-Way Food Market. Customers would flock here for take out or to eat between the tiny aisles. Comfort would be forsaken just for a bowl of mildly spicy, fragrantly coconut-y, creamy but not too heavy laksa noodle soup.
Now with its own store front and paired bubble tea, you can enjoy a bowl (or two) of Bo Laksa King ’s infamous soup with a little more comfort. Staying true to its roots, the restaurant is nothing fancy. Perhaps even a dive you may argue. But you can’t deny a
good great tasting, authentic bowl of laksa when you taste one. May I argue that it is perhaps Vancouver’s best laksa available.
Laksa 8.75: your choice of vermicelli or yellow noodles served with tiger prawns, fish ball, tofu puff, hard boil egg, chicken and house made authentic flavor coconut curry broth. As mentioned above, it is probably the best in the Lower Mainland – even better than Penang Delight or Hawkers Delight Deli on Main Street.
Roti Canai 3.99 s | 6.99 l: homemade authentic Malaysian pastry pancake served with chicken curry dipping sauce. The Roti had a nice thickness, a nice stretch, and a crispy flake outside. The sauce was colorful and rich with flavors of coconut cream, cloves, star anise, chili powder and probably some trade secret.
Green mango Salad 8.50: shredded green mango, cabbage, fried onions, garlic, crushed peanuts, dry shrimp mix with house made lime vinaigrette dressing. Fried onions and garlic adds a nice crunch and some earthy flavors to mellow out the acidity. I like the option of green mango also as opposed to always green papaya.
Chilli Tomato Seafood Rice 12.50: Stir fried squid, cod, shrimp, scallop, red onions, bell peppers in a house made spicy chilli tomato sauce. The dish was a bit disappointing. Definitely not what I expected. I was hoping for a dry stir fry with some heat, but instead it came watery like something from Campbell’s soup.
I love Bo Laksa for their authentic flavors and reasonable prices. Not to mention friendly services.
Bo Laksa King
2546 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC V5K
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