The Tos have been in the laksa business since 1984. They’ve shifted restaurants and recipes several times but now they’ve settled in the Elizabeth Street food court, Foodbase. The laksa recipe they’re using now is a herbal and spicy recipe from a family friend in Singapore. One unique difference is the extensive use of laksa leaves (Vietnamese mint), a common addition in Southern Malaysia and Singapore that hasn’t been adopted here. The resulting stock is thinner, herbal and spicy.
The dishes are presented plainly at Ito’s, but don’t let this put you off as they are rich and fragrant providing an authentic Malaysian feed.
Its central location means it is the perfect spot to grab a quick lunch, with prices that will barely graze your wallet.