Best Asam Laksa in Johor Bahru (JB)

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One of the most outstanding and distinct dishes known to every Malaysian is the Asam Laksa. This tamarind-based soup noodle dish is a robust blend of tangy, spicy and sweet flavours from the myriad of ingredients that go into making this sumptuous laksa dish, such as mackerel, onions, pineapple, mint, red chillies, prawn paste and the unmistakable aromatic bunga kantan. Penang may boast of the best asam laksa in the country, but each region is proud of its own variant of this dish. If you’re already salivating for your next meal, fret no more as presented here is a list of the best recommended asam laksa in Johor Bahru.

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    Food Truck @ Taman Ungku Tun AminahNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    You can probably follow a visible scent trail (like in the cartoons) and locate this old food truck that serves undeniably delicious asam laksa. The potent broth is mildly tangy from the tamarind and infused with the natural sweetness from mackerel, and the tingling of red chillies. If you think that’s all, a generous pinch of shredded fish is tossed in for some added texture and flavour.

    Tips

    It’s tucked behind Jalan Pahlawan 1.

    Things to expect

    Dining at an alley.

    Best with

    Cendol

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM8.00

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    Food Truck @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah View restaurant

    Back lane off Jalan Pahlawan 1, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    11:00AM—06:00PM
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    D’Laksa @ KSL City MallPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    A robust mix of savoury, sweet and zesty flavours, this piping-hot serving of asam laksa will not only open up your pores but will give your taste buds a roller coaster ride! With such a delicious broth, it's only fair that it is paired with smooth rice noodles that will have you slurping through the entire dish! 

    Tips

    They also have an outlet in Sutera Mall.

    Things to expect

    A bowl of original Penang Asam Laksa.

    Best with

    Do add more prawn paste for an even more robust flavour!

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM5.00

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    D’Laksa @ KSL City Mall View restaurant

    S20, KSL City Mall, 33, Jalan Seladang,Taman Tasek, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0197909737

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Ah KunNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Looking for a midnight snack? This lip-smacking bowl of asam laksa is the perfect partner for your late night endeavours and cravings. The pungent aroma from the combination of onions, tamarind, and fish will tease your olfactory senses until you give in. Just one slurp of their rich spicy and tangy broth will crank your appetite up!

    Tips

    Check out the other snack dishes as well.

    Things to expect

    The perfect hot supper.

    Best with

    Lobak

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM7.00

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    Ah Kun View restaurant

    Jalan Sutera Hawker Centre, Taman Sentosa , 80150, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0124737909

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:30PM—12:30AM
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    Fat MomNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Asam laksa with a touch of Thai elements is what it's all about at Fat Mom. With a family recipe that blends the best of both cultures, the aptly named Thai Laksa here offers a dense broth of freshly flaked sardines, spices and coconut milk. Grated cucumbers, long beans and onions are also tossed in for some bite to this mildly spicy laksa.
    Tips

    Spice up your meal with cut cili padi.

    Things to expect

    Lots of homemade recipes.

    Best with

    Dry Curry Chicken Noodles

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM8.00

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    Fat Mom View restaurant

    55, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 55, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    08:30AM—05:00PM
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    Tai Hong KopitiamNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Well-known for their signature Hakka dishes, their asam laksa deserves a mention. With a thick, bubbly broth full of tangy and savoury flavours, this dish is deserving of its rise in ranks on the menu. It also carries all the telltale aroma of asam laksa that nobody can resist, and natural sweetness from the fish pieces. If you’re looking for a quick fix of good asam laksa, look no further.

    Tips

    You can always opt for takeaway if it’s a full house.

    Things to expect

    Hakka dishes.

    Best with

    Lei Cha

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM7.00

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    Tai Hong Kopitiam View restaurant

    42, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 42, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    08:00AM—06:00PM
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