Best Asam Laksa in Kuala Lumpur

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Asam Laksa is no doubt a dish every Malaysian should know of or have eaten before. Ranked at number 26 of the World's 50 Most Delicious Foods by CNN in 2011, this noodle dish is a national pride due to its explosive combination of tangy, spicy, and savoury flavours. The use of tamarind and chilies is no doubt the signature feature to this dish, while fish flakes, onions, and even pineapples are added to create a more robust taste. Many have claimed that asam laksa is made best in the northern region of Penang, but most have been debunked, as you can find similar or better ones right here in the capital. So look no further as we present to you this list of the best recommended asam laksa in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Madam Kwan'sPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Known and revered all over Malaysia by Malaysians, Madam Kwan's is without a doubt one of the best restaurants recognized all over Malaysia with its ever expanding branch and for its amazing Malaysian food done in the most Malaysian way possible. While everybody usually goes there for Madam Kwan's signature nasi lemak and rendang, one signature dish worth taking your time with has to be the Asam Laksa. A bowl of noodles soaked in a rich broth and served with vegetables and fruits to give this broth a crunch and tangy taste.

    Tips

    Usually crowded, come in earlier or book a table.

    Things to expect

    Great Malaysian cooking by a legendary Malaysian figure.

    Best with

    Asam Laksa.

    Price

    RM19.00

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    Madam Kwan's View restaurant

    1.16.00, Level 1, Pavilion Mall, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0321432297

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    D'cengkih

    A favourite amongst Malays and non-Malays alike, D'cengkih has set the gold standard of all sorts of Malaysian cuisine today. If you're stopping by for a nice, hearty plate of nasi kandar today, why not take a bite from their own take on the Malaysian-favourite asam laksa? Sure, it's served on a plate rather in a bowl, but it still matches up against the flavourful broth and great noodles that pairs well with it!
    Tips

    Prices are a bit steep according to customers, but they're just cheap!

    Things to expect

    Some seriously great Malaysian food.

    Best with

    Asam Laksa.

    Price

    RM8.00

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    D'cengkih View restaurant

    6, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 60000, Kuala Lumpur
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00AM—06:30PM
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    Antara RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tucked away in the streets of Lorong Raja Chulan, Antara Restaurant is spearheaded by one lady who is incredibly passionate in her career of cooking and brought all of her best dishes from past cooking competitions and put them all into the menu of this beautiful restaurant with French influences. Antara Restaurant serves some of the most modern takes on Malaysia's favourite dishes, including their Asam Laksa with bits of lobster in it's ever rich and flavourful broth instead of mackerel.

    Tips

    Find a building that looks like the Buckingham Palace.

    Things to expect

    All your favourite dishes with Frech elements.

    Best with

    Lobster Asam Laksa.

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    2 Lorong Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur 50250
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    01110375888

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    12:00AM—12:00AM
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    05:00PM—12:00PM
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    Ah Cheng LaksaHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    No matter the time of day, no matter the appetite, there's no resisting Malaysia's favourite bowl of Asam Laksa hailing from the north and spreading throughout Malaysia. With great noodles soaked in a flavourful broth that is both sweet, sour, and spicy with pieces of mackerel literally swimming in it, how could you not eat Malaysia's best noodle dish yet?
    Tips

    Hope you don't mind waiting during peak hours.

    Things to expect

    Noodles in spicy broth.

    Best with

    Asam Lakso with Cucuk Udang.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM12.00

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    Ah Cheng Laksa @ 1 Mont Kiara View restaurant

    LG-18, 1 Mont Kiara, 1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara,, 50480 , Mont Kiara , Kuala Lumpur
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    0166366053

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

    Ah Loy is your local hawker restaurant that serves some delicious asam laksa. The bowl of smoking hot laksa holds a heavily tangy flavour and fresh minty scent from the mint leaves. To add to the signature asam laksa taste, pineapple cubes are tossed in to give you that extra zest and for all the fans out there, a generous dollop of shrimp paste is also added into the broth. 

    Tips

    It’s located behind Steven’s Corner.

    Things to expect

    A variety of noodles to choose from.

    Best with

    Curry Laksa

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM10.00

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    Kedai Makanan Ah Loy View restaurant

    11 & 13, Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3, Taman OUG, 58200, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur
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    0377825001

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Aeon @ Mid ValleyHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Your shopping spree has never been this exciting before, as you slurp through a bowl of tantalising asam laksa while shopping. Situated inside AEON, hungry and tired shoppers can recharge here with a bowl of the local dish that highlights a mellow flavoured broth, allowing almost everyone to enjoy it without overworking their sweat glands. The refreshing elements from the cucumbers, onions, and pineapples are also a definite enjoyment you will not regret. 

    Tips

    It’s located near the stationery section on the second floor.

    Things to expect

    A hidden gem serving luscious food.

    Best with

    Ayam Rendang

    Price

    RM7.90 to RM10.50

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    Aeon @ Mid Valley View restaurant

    2nd Floor, Aeon, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 , Mid Valley , Kuala Lumpur
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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Little Penang Café @ KLCCHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Little Penang Café has been around for a very long time now and that’s no surprise as they continue to ladle out the famous original Penang-style asam laksa. For the peeps in KL, this is one of the closest you get to the island’s staple dish. It is served with a rather fiery broth that brilliantly combines the zesty tamarind and sweet mackerel flavours. Their big portions of fish will have you munching non-stop.

    Tips

    Portions are rather generous.

    Things to expect

    Long queue during peak hours.

    Best with

    Otak-otak, Cendol

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM15.00

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    Little Penang Cafe @ KLCC View restaurant

    Lot 409-411, 4th Floor, Suria KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321630215

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    11:20AM—09:15PM
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    Ah Cheng Laksa @ 1 Mont KiaraHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Being a top contender in the world of asam laksa, Ah Cheng has never failed to deliver a great bowl of this piping hot dish. The thick, spicy, and tangy broth fully embraces the smooth and slithering noodles, with the naturally sweet mackerel flakes, onions, and pineapples. Tossed in are also coriander and mint leaves to give this explosive dish the finishing touch that will definitely have you grinning ear to ear.

    Tips

    Look out for a set meal that comes with selected main course (noodle) + drink.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Northern (Kedah) style of laksa.

    Best with

    Curry Laksa, Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM11.00

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    Ah Cheng Laksa @ 1 Mont Kiara View restaurant

    LG-18, 1 Mont Kiara, 1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara,, 50480 , Mont Kiara , Kuala Lumpur
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    0166366053

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Madras Lane Asam LaksaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Situated in the famous Chinatown hawker centre, this asam laksa stall has been causing a stir by serving an amazing bowl of laksa that will whet anyone’s appetite. The broth is piquant and infused with the various ingredients like chopped chilies, onions, and refreshing cucumbers. No sweat or tears can stop you from slurping this steaming hot bowl of asam laksa.

    Tips

    Don’t forget to add the fiery chilies for extra spice!

    Things to expect

    A variety of other hawker food.

    Best with

    Chee Cheong Fun

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM9.00

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    Madras Lane View restaurant

    Lorong Bandar 20, Off Petaling Street, Jalan Petaling, 50000 , Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    08:30AM—03:00PM
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