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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    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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    07:00AM—11:00PM
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    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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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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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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    Nyonya Colors @ 1 Utama 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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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Onde Onde @ Citta MallPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    While Onde Onde serves a wide variety of local Malaysian favourites, one of its bestseller is its Assam Laksa. 

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    Onde Onde @ Citta Mall View restaurant

    G-49 (Ground Floor), Citta Mall, Jalan PJU 1A/48, PJU 1A, Ara Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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    +603-78325551

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    12:00PM—06:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—08:00PM
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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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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    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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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    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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    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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