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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Mc Lucksa, Haymarket Chinatown

How could you not smile when queueing for lunch at a stall calling itself Mc Lucksa?

There are plenty of options at the level three food court in Market City but today I'm standing at the counter of Mc Lucksa.

I've stood here a few times, lured by the salt and pepper chicken, sambal tofu and brown simmered tea eggs in their prettier-than-most bain marie window. It's cold, wet and miserable this lunchtime, and that means an instant craving for a steaming bowl of seafood laksa.

Seafood Laksa Soup Noodles $8.80

The seafood laksa is a vibrant shade of saffron, scattered with bits of fish ball, fried tofu squares, calamari and three peeled prawns. I've ordered mine with flat rice noodles, and although it's creamy with coconut milk, I'm a little disappointed with the lack of fiery spices and chilli.

Combination Noodle Soup $8.00

B has the combination noodle soup, a clear stock filled with egg noodles, fish cakes, prawn and green vegetables.

It's a lot nicer eating here since the food court renovations here been completed over the past couple of years. Now there's plenty of light streaming in through the windows, new shiny seating and an area of long communal tables for groups large and small.

And the laksa is the perfect antidote to the miserable weather outside. It's a rich meal but one that is finished all the same. Now if only food courts came with beds to snooze on after big lunchtime feeds.

MC Lucksa
Market City Level 3 Food Court
9-13 Hay Street (corner of Thomas Street)
Haymarket Chinatown, Sydney
(above Paddy's Market)
Tel: +61 (02) 9211 1922

Open 7 days 10am-8pm

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6 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 6/30/2007 08:05:00 pm


  • At 6/30/2007 9:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the original curry laksa isn't very spicy. what gives this type of laksa (the seafood one in your pic) a spicy kick is the side serving of thick sambal. i haven't visited MC Lucksa yet, but I tried the one at The Galleries Victoria, and liked that one.

    don't know if you know this, but there are very many different types of laksa. not all with curry broth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laksa although this link only shows three. ^_^ love your foodie adventures, btw.

    /a malaysian

  • At 6/30/2007 11:49 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Midnite Lily - Oh I love sambal. I also love my chilli kick too :)

    I only recently discovered assam laksa. It was so delicious. A lovely change from the richness of coconut milk laksa!

  • At 7/01/2007 10:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Haha! What a terrific name - Mc Lucksa!

  • At 7/02/2007 6:12 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Su-Lin - It's a great name, isn't it!

  • At 7/05/2007 12:10 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Looks like those we can get back home.. but alot more cheaper eh..?? would i pay the price.. if i had it here.. ?? FOR SURE..!

  • At 7/05/2007 12:22 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Mama Bok - I feel for you and your homesickness for food. Sounds like you're out of lucksa over there :)


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