Review: Tak Chee House (Perth, WA)

1/364 William Street
Northbridge WA 6000
+61 8 9328 9445

Goodness me. I’ve promised more entries, more frequently – and so far I’ve failed to deliver. Perhaps I should think about being a politician (on second thoughts, maybe not – I’m too honest for my own good). It’s funny because I’ve been funemployed for almost a week now so you’d think that I’d have heaps of time on my hands – but I don’t. Regardless, let’s have another crack at churning out more entries, more frequently. Otherwise, you’ll be seeing a new face in parliament* very soon.

So yes, Perth.

On my last night there (sometime in November last year), I was dying for a feed. I was staying in Northbridge so I was blessed to be surrounded by a lot of cheap restaurants within strolling distance. Unfortunately, Perth doesn’t do late night eats very well (and by late night, I mean 8:30PM) so my choices were very limited.

Luckily, Malaysian restaurant Tak Chee House was still open by the time I mustered up the courage to brave the wild streets of Northbridge alone. Despite the heat, I was craving laksa so it must have been through divine intervention that of the very few places still open that night, a Malaysian restaurant was one of them.

Seafood curry laska ($13)
Seafood curry laska ($13)

At $13, the laksa wasn’t cheap nor was the portion massive.


And while the broth was tasty enough, it didn’t have the depth that you find in laskas served at Laksa King et al and there wasn’t a lot of heat. Not that Laksa King is super authentic if my Malaysian friends are to be believed, but you get me. I guess the one thing that really did impress me here though was the seafood – my goodness, they were so so fresh!

In hindsight, I think I chose the wrong dish at Tak Chee House – I certainly was the only person there eating laksa. But that’s okay.

*Very unlikely. I’m not an Australian citizen anyway.

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I eat too much.


  1. Choc Chip Uru
    May 19, 2014

    Awesome that the seafood was so good, the Malaysian restaurant looks lovely 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Anarchkitty
    May 20, 2014

    Former Perth-ite here… Tak Chee is famous for its Hainanese chicken rice.
    Their char kway teow is also pretty good, but I do agree that their laksa lacks depth.

    1. libishski
      June 8, 2014

      Ah, I’ll have to try their Hainanese chicken rice and CKT. Next time!

  3. Winston
    May 20, 2014

    Hahaha… I quietly am happy to know that I’m not the only one who breaks that promise. I’m sure many bloggers do it too haha. It’s great to hear that the seafood in that bowl is fresh because most azn noodle shops tend to use a lot of frozen seafood which is hard to enjoy!


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