The bright red formica tables and laminated menu are reminiscent of the 70s. We ordered a hot and sour soup and some roti to start with. The roti was good and not too greasy and the curry sauce had a good fragrance and kick to it. I would prefer it if they could get rid of the layer of oil that's floats on the top as it stops the roti from soaking up the actual curry sauce.
The hot and sour soup was good - sharp, tangy and spicy. Possibly one of the better versions we've had in Melbourne. Other versions we've had have been either too vinegary or weirdly sweet and very gloopy. This had a nice consistency backed up with some good flavours.
The laksa was good with three big king prawns that were fres - nothing worse than a mushy prawn and lots of chicken, fish slices and a scallop. The noodles were good and chewy and the broth creamy and tasty. I think the laksa at Queen Vic market is a little tastier but the accompaniments in this one are better. I had difficulty choosing between the laksa and chicken rice so we'll come back next time for the chicken rice.