I just had probably the most expensive bowl of laksa in the world today - where else but in the home of laksa: Malaysia, or rather more specifically, at Chinoz on the Park which is located on the podium section of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
The noodles used was strangely not Malaysian rice-based laksa noodles, but fine Italian spaghettini pasta which provided a firmer bite. The laksa sauce was thick, aromatic and very spicy. The only ingredient was half of a very fresh Maine lobster, some finely-julienned red peppers & cucumber, and a couple of sprigs of mint leaves for garnish - no tofu puffs, no quail's eggs, no chicken or cockles. Tastewise, it was satisfying, but I could use some extra ingredients.
The damage? RM170 (incl service charges/tax) or about US$53. I guess much of the cost go into paying for the fresh, air-flown lobster.
Chinoz on the Park
G47, Ground Floor
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2166 8277