(50, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit)
One of the highlights of travelling extensively in Malaysia/Singapore is the opportunity to eat authentic Laksa literally anywhere. I read about Limapulo a couple of years ago, but since its out of the central loop that I normally stay in, I gave it a miss last year but promised if I came back to KL I would make a point of it.
Keeping my word I headed out by Grab taxi at midday to find the bowl of Laksa that has garnered praise both online and in print media. Everything is painstakingly cooked from fresh, and when you know how many ingredients go into a Laksa, you'll understand the commitment.
The place itself is quite different to how I imagined, i'd almost say "Trendy", but still retaining some old-world charm with the shutters and wooden details. I quickly ordered a Nyonya Laksa and a coke and sat back taking it all in. Within minutes the huge bowl was placed in front of me, camera-out, then spoon-in. The broth was exceptional. Fatty but in a curry-paste way, not in a pieces of white animal fat way. Both noodle types were great, the condiments and literally everything in the bowl just added to the experience and nothing took away from it. The sambal added that nice background heat, and the calamansi: some freshness.
It cost just under 3 US Dollars. Utter steal for the quality, and quantity of the food. I could hardly eat half of it and had to politely excuse myself, convincing them it was delicious but just too much food.
Worth getting out of the centre and taking a trip to. Be sure to carefully read their opening times, and days they serve Laksa, it varies a lot throughout the week.