If there’s anything that can anger a Malaysian, it’s messing with our favourite dishes.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but a Singapore catering group has invented a LAKSA ROBOT.
No uncle or auntie expertly assembling your laksa, tai chi-ing the ingredients into a bowl like a true master, but a phantom mechanical arm made of nuts and bolts.
Channel News Asia reports that the robot by Neo Group can crank out 80 “yummy” bowls of piping hot laksa in an hour.
The robot named Sophie is part of a laksa station that works pretty similarly to those omelette-making robots that caught attention last year.
So, how does Sophie “make” laksa?
The steps seem simple enough, you choose your noodles and toppings and put it into the strainer. Then you just press a button and Sophie does the rest.
By the rest we mean blanching the noodles, throwing in a prawn and pouring over the laksa gravy- all in 45 seconds.
The robot noodle station was developed with Orange Clove and built by a Singaporean engineering company. It’s also available to rent for events.
No verdict yet if the “robot made” laksa is up to the standard of our favourite laksa uncle/auntie.
Would you be willing to try a laksa dish that’s a little… robotic?