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Penang Laksa

Penang Laksa

Penang Laksa
July 30
22:50 2014

Penang Assam Laksa – the famous dish that launched Malaysia into stardom in the world of food. Ranked 7th in CNN’s “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods” 2011 list, a visit to Penang is not complete without trying this bowl of heavenly goodness!

An interesting fact about the Assam Laksa is that it is the only noodle dish in Penang to have a fish-based broth. Its fish broth is made from poached, boned mackerels stewed together with lemongrass, chilies and assam (tamarind).The tangy aromatic fish broth is served with thick rice vermicelli and garnished with finely chopped bunga kantan (ginger flower bud), sliced onions, cucumber, lettuce, red chillies or cili padi, mint leaves, and drizzled with the deliciously thick ‘Hae Ko’ (prawn paste). Hae Ko lends a distinctly prawn flavor that sets the Penang Assam Laksa apart from the other types of laksa sold in Malaysia.

The price for each bowl is around RM3.00. It is a halal dish.

  • Joo Hooi Cafe
    475 Jalan Penang, 10000 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang (Google Map)
    Business hour: 12.00pm to 5.30pm (closed on Wednesday)
  • Indian Laksa
    (selling on a motorcycle which is parked outside One Corner Café)2, Jalan Bawasah,Georgetown, 10500 Penang.(Google Map)
    Business hour: 12noon – 5.30pm (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
  • Taman Emas Coffee Shop
    Taman Emas Coffee Shop, Jalan Gottlieb, 10350 Georgetown, Penang(Google Map)
    Business hour: 2pm-5pm (Closed on Monday)
  • Gurney Drive Hawker Centre
    Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang(Google Map)
    Business hour: 6pm-12am
  • Cafe Lok Pin
    71-B Anson Road, Penang(Google Map)
    Business hour: 9am-6pm (Monday Closed)


  • Air Itam Market
    Pasar Air Itam, Jalan Pasar, 11500 Air Itam, Pulau Pinang (Google Map)
    Business hour: Opens daily from 11am – 8pm
  • Nan Guang
    67, Jalan Balik Pulau, 11000, Balik Pulau, Penang (Google Map)
    Business hour: 12pm to 3:30pm. Closed on every Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Taman Sin Tatt
    Taman Sin Tatt, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang (Google Map)
    Business hour: 2pm-5pm (Closed on Monday


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