I would never have known about this little gem hidden in the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood if it wasn’t for Chowtimes. Ben & Suanne have consistently shown why they are the premier source for food recipes and restaurant reviews in Vancouver. How many years has it been? They’re still on top of things!
After a horrifying shopping experience at Metrotown amongst the crowds, I had my mind set on getting some Laksa for dinner. Accompanying me was Jeff and Fatty. Stupid me, I knew the location, but I didn’t realize it was that close to the Joyce skytrain station. We waited 15 minutes for the #27 bus to take us 2 blocks north up Joyce. We could have walked there in 2 minutes…….dur.
So, Bo Laksa King’s is located just inside the Joyce-Way Food Market, and you should be able to see their sandwich board outside. If not then..you’re probably in the wrong area.
So, probably the last time that I had Laksa was at Ellie in Richmond, which has been closed for a while now..but I love how it’s basically, curry with noodles. We were just standing outside the market when Bo opened the door and invited us in from the cold to take a look at the menu and decide. How warm and inviting, I thought.
So without even any prompting, Bo and his wife began to describe their Laksa and the other items on their menu. I already knew I wanted Laksa, but it was good to hear them describe how they make it, what goes in it, etc. Bo even ladled some of his laksa soup into small cups for us to try before deciding. Now that’s good customer service! It has a nice mild spicy to it, and is rich and creamy without being heavy.
So Fatty and I both went for the Laksa, while Jeff, graciously and thankfully decided to get something else and try the Burmese Coconut Rice w/ Curry Chicken & Spicy Pickle Cucumber Salad. Both are priced at $7.50.
The setting is a little strange, it’s two tables & 4 seats, and ONE single stool at the counter. All this tucked away into the corner of the grocery store. Who cares though? You can go to Taipei or any other Asian country and eat the BEST. FOOD. EVER. from street stands, while the poor tourists are paying out their ass in fancy restaurants. read more