Best Asam Laksa In PJ

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Mention the word “asam laksa” and the next word that instantly sprung to mind is “Penang” since both combined words are practically synonymous to each other. So, what makes asam laksa in Penang such a talked-about dish anyway? Here’s why: this popular Malaysian spicy-and-sour noodle dish lies on the addictiveness of the broth itself. Then there’s the shredded or fish chunk derived either from sardine or mackerel (ikan kembung) and mixed over a number of condiments that helps enhance the overall flavour. Among the condiments are mint leaves, lemongrass, red chillies, sliced pineapples, lettuce and onions. Last but not least is the aromatic spoonful of thick prawn paste used as topping to complete the scrumptious taste of asam laksa.Now that you have the visual of a perfect assam laksa, why not spot the best places for it?

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    O&S Restaurant Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Although O&S Restaurant may look like a typical mom-and-pop coffee shop, it serves some of the best Penang street foods ever found in the PJ area. And this includes the much sought-after laksa stall which sells asam and curry laksa. For a bowl of asam laksa, you’ll be satisfied with the generous inclusion of prawn paste, sliced pineapples, onions, cucumbers and mint leaves. Best of all, this asam laksa is packed with some savoury chunks of mackerel fish served over springy noodles and robust broth.
    Tips

    Do arrive early to avoid the crowd during lunch hours from 12pm – 2pm.

    Things to expect

    Quality Penang street food at a reasonable price.

    Best with

    Curry Laksa, Chee Cheong Fun and Prawn Mee.

    Price

    RM5.50

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    O&S Restaurant View restaurant

    39, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    03-78761488

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    Monday
    07:30AM—03:00PM
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    Alisan a.k.a. Kedah Asam LaksaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The first thing you’ll notice upon ordering the stall’s Kedah asam laksa is that the owner serves the dish on a plate instead of a typical bowl. But what really matters is the taste itself, and the asam laksa passes that mark with flying colours. All the usual ingredients that you’ll come to expect for asam laksa are all here, while the mouth-watering broth is a triumph of slurp-worthy goodness.
    Tips

    Expect long queue during dinnertime, so come early if possible.

    Things to expect

    A selection of comfort food that is strategically located nearby Taman Bahagia LRT station.

    Best with

    Mee Jawa, Teochew Chai Kuih and Guan Chang Kuih.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM5.50

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    Alisan a.k.a. Kedah Asam Laksa View restaurant

    Jalan SS2/4A, 47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0123912082

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    08:00PM—12:00AM
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    Little Penang CafeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Despite the steep price, you can expect big portions for a bowl of asam laksa at Little Penang Kafe. Of course, being big isn’t enough to justify the price. And thankfully, the asam laksa here doesn’t disappoint. The broth is as full-bodied as a good Penang-styled asam laksa should be, and the taste is pleasant enough without being too sour or too spicy. With a decent amount of fish chunks and loads of zesty ingredients, this is one satisfying meal if you pay a visit to this place.
    Tips

    Another version of laksa – known as “Siamese Lemak Laksa” – which comes with thick coconut milk-based gravy, is only available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Things to expect

    Generous portion, especially for the main course meals.While many stalls prefer recycled oil when come to deep-frying fried pastries, Mr. Chiam favours fresh cooking oil instead to retain the food quality.

    Best with

    Char Kuey Teow, Nutmeg Juice, Siamese Lemak Laksa, Cendol and Red Ruby.

    Price

    RM12.00

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    Little Penang Cafe View restaurant

    G43, Ground Floor, The Curve Shopping Mall, No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    03-77280215

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    Every day
    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Ah Cheng LaksaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Upon stepping into this famous outlet, one should never give their signature asam laksa a miss. Filled with deliciously thick and flavourful broth, it has a satisfying combination of sourness and spiciness that complements well with the rice noodle. With an abundance of ingredients such as shredded fish, pineapple, cucumber and onions added together into the mix, the asam laksa offering here is almost as good as the one sells in a roadside stall.
    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 and Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang.

    Price

    RM8.90

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    Ah Cheng Laksa View restaurant

    Lot LG-9, [email protected], No. 2A, Jalan PJU 7/3, 47810, Mutiara Damansara, Selangor
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    0377268372

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    AIK Asam LaksaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Located in front of the Sea Park market, there is one particular food truck that sells an awesome bowl of asam laksa. Not only the asam laksa here is both fragrant in its smell and taste, but also packed with enough flavour that’ll make you crave for more. This is especially true since the inclusion of thick shrimp paste makes the asam laksa all the more wonderful to enjoy for.
    Tips

    Since smelly odour is inevitable in a wet market, it is advisable to order as takeaway instead.

    Things to expect

    Nicely-done asam laksa that almost echoes to the authentic Penang version.

    Best with

    Prawn Noodle.

    Price

    RM5.50

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    AIK Asam Laksa View restaurant

    At the corner of Jalan 21/17 and Jalan 21/11A, Sea Park, 46300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0192332962

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—05:00PM
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    Although Nyonya Colors is popularly known for its homemade Nyonya kuih, their asam laksa offering is equally recommended as well. On the sour scale, the laksa broth is sufficient enough to tantalise your taste bud and at least, it’s not too spicy to make you reach out for a glass of water. Apart from the delectable spicy-and-sour delish of asam laksa, there’s the curry-based Yellow Laksa as well.
    Tips

    Nyonya Colors also offers delivery service for your convenience. Check out their website at www.nyonyacolors.com and download the “order form” for further info.

    Things to expect

    A day’s worth of Nyonya delight that operates from breakfast till dinner.

    Best with

    Yellow Laksa and Cendol.

    Price

    RM11.50

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    Nonya Colors View restaurant

    FK106, First Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47650, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    03-77292266

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Yellow ApronPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Really, haven’t the thought of having simple and local food in a café run through your mind? Well, Yellow Apron’s laksa will definitely make that wish come true. Not only do they present it well, but its flavours and texture is right on point; giving any laksa lovers a taste to consider. The broth is infused with a mélange of fish, while the noodles are slithery and chewy. Who says you can’t enjoy a great local delight and have coffee at the same time?

    Tips

    It’s located opposite of Jump Street.

    Things to expect

    A minimalist and picturesque café.

    Best with

    Coffee, Cakes

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

    Yellow Apron View restaurant

    3, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379312077

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    Every day
    11:30AM—10:00PM
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    Sue's Kitchen @ Ho Li ChowNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A quintessential dish which forms part of Penang's identity, Aunty Sue adds a twist of her own to turn this piquant and savoury bowl of Asam Laksa to your favourite one. With no oil and fat, you can rest assured that you're not indulging in unhealthy ingredients, instead, all it contains are fresh ingredients like lemongrass, galangal, chili, and tamarind- all prepared by hand everyday. 

    Tips

    They are only open during the day.

    Things to expect

    Fresh and homey dishes.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Sue's Kitchen @ Ho Li Chow View restaurant

    38, Jalan SS 20/10, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    08:30AM—03:00PM
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    08:30AM—03:30PM
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    Heritage Village Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Heritage Village offers plenty of Penang Nyonya cuisine, and one of the must-try dishes in the menu is the Heritage Assam Laksa. Thanks to the potent mix of herbs and spices such as lemongrass and mint leaves, the tangy broth is both aromatic and appetising. The thick rice noodles that soaked within the broth helps enhance the overall texture of the dish. A bountiful of goodies such as fish chunks, shredded pineapple, cucumber, lettuce and onion made this asam laksa a wholesome culinary experience.
    Tips

    To enhance the flavour of the asam laksa, adding a few spoonful of shrimp paste (petis udang) that comes along with the dish, does make a sensational difference.

    Things to expect

    Traditional Penang Nyonya dish in an air-conditioned environment.

    Best with

    Heritage Otak Fried Rice, Assam Pedas Fish and Heritage Jiu Hu Char (a traditional Nyonya dish comprises of sengkuang (yam bean), dried squid, mushrooms and carrots)

    Price

    RM11.90

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    Heritage Village View restaurant

    L3-13, Level 3, Jaya Shopping Centre, 46100, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379318601

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    DecanterPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Upon looking at the dictionary, the word “decanter” means a bottle with a stopper used to serve wine or water. At the first glance, Decanter might look like a fancy-named Western restaurant/café but you’ll be surprised that this dining place serves one of the best asam laksas in PJ. Laksa lovers will be more or less pleased with the abundance of shredded fish dunked inside the broth, which tastes as divine as it looks. Topped with a few sprinkles of ginger flower (bunga kantan), it gives an extra zing to the already-aromatic taste of the asam laksa.
    Tips

    For a romantic dining experience, there’s an outdoor seating located in the upstairs nearby balcony.

    Things to expect

    A reasonably-priced fusion food that offers both Western and Asian cuisine in a cozy ambience.

    Best with

    Oxtail Stew.

    Price

    RM9.00

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    Decanter View restaurant

    5, Jalan 17/56, Section 17, 46400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379681300

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    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Gerai. The Food Loft Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    One of the most special and delicious cuisines here in Malaysia is the Nyonya food, but living in the city proves quite hard to find those delights. Fret not; Gerai has got you covered now with their signature Gerai Laksa. Mixing in the flavours of the Nyonya culture, the the Laksa Curry is filled with richness and texture, proving to be the perfect partner for a bowl of Laksa.
    Tips

    Lunch hour can be quite congested.

    Things to expect

    Your favourite local delights.

    Best with

    Gerai Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Butter Chicken Rice

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM15.00

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    Gerai.The Food Loft View restaurant

    Centre Point (Lot G106, Ground Floor), Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0169202029

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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