Enter Uncle Fung, which opened last year in Buena Park. This laksa is legit. They make their own egg noodles, or mee, and these crinkly, slightly chewy noodles are as delicious as any of the best artisan ramen I’ve sampled in recent years (and O.C.’s ramen scene ranks among the best in America). The broth in this laksa is incredible. Orangish-yellow in color, it is rich and creamy, a mildly spicy curry thickened with coconut cream.
As is typical for laksa, this one is bolstered with shrimp, a seasoned boiled egg and several squares of puffed tofu. That tofu is beautifully fluffy, almost like fried marshmallows floating atop the soup.
It’s a rare thing when tofu steals the show. You’re going to want to eat this.
Uncle Fung, 7855 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, 714-521-0888
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