Darwin Foodies Review
In all seriousness, I don’t know how anyone could resist a sumptuously delicious bowl of laksa from Rendevous Café?
As far as I am concerned it is the granddaddy of laksas in a city that has many “Best Laksas in Town“.
That’s not to say it’s the oldest or past it’s time, this one has had staying power for many years.
Darwin locals have considered it the best bowl of spicy, curry coconutty goodness for as long as I can remember.
So does it still hold up?…Absolutely! I personally enjoy the spice blend and the thickness of the soup. There are all kinds of variations from chicken, beef, vegetarian and my favourite chicken and BBQ pork. The Rendezvous staff are very accommodating for such a busy little place. I remember a previous colleague of mine even got them to make up a lamb laksa – crazy Kiwi that she was! All jokes aside…even the lamb laksa tasted good.
I think the key to their success is that they have never changed the recipe – you will always get the same bowl of soup each time you go – locals expect it and the Rendezvous staff deliver it, hence the line up every lunchtime. It’s a great first-timer laksa too… I can’t tell you how many people I have introduced this awesome soup to, spice and chilli phobics included, all of them coming away completely satisfied and eager to come back for another taste.
I must say though the one thing that makes me REALLY enjoy the ‘Rendezvous experience’ is their perfect accompaniment to their famous soup – one of their home made lemon iced teas. Served with some sugar syrup so you can adjust it to your own taste, this tasty beverage is exquisitely refreshing! Plus it takes the bite away for those of us over zealous types that ask for extra chili The only drawback is that it goes down too well – I’m always caught out with an empty glass before my soup arrives!
So I guess what I’m saying is, as far as I’m concerned, the Rendezvous Café is still the best laksa in town!
If you haven’t tried it, give it a go, you’ll enjoy every mouthful!