The Alexis chain of cafes are found throughout the Kuala Lumpur area. I tend to eat at the Gardens Mall and the Bangsar Shopping Centre branches. My go-to is the Sarawak Laksa, a rich and spicy broth with rice noodles, prawns, chicken and omelette strips. Today, this was my post-hangover meal as I find anything spicy helps perk me up after a big night.
I always order directly with the chef to ensure a gluten-free experience. Make sure to specify that you are allergic and request the Sarawak Laksa with no kicap or soy sauce, only rice noodles and for them to boil the noodles in a separate pot to avoid cross-contamination. Super delicious and a quick and satisfying meal. I pair it with a glass of Chardonnay or lime juice if feeling particularly hungover.
www.alexis.com.my for locations
- Allergy friendly: *** The kitchen isn’t gluten friendly so dishes need to be picked with care.
- Taste: ****
- Cost: $$ Around 80 for three courses without wine
- Atmosphere: *** Shopping mall casual
- Service: *** While prompt, the waiters are not aware of food allergy issues but are cheerful and helpful.