Best Laksa in Penang

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Have you ever had a moment where you suddenly crave for something in the midst of your busy schedule? That craving is so intense that you can only satisfy it IF and only IF you have a taste of it. What is this all about? Laksa. Yes, the ever famous legendary laksa from Penang. Citizens from all over the country drive miles and miles to Penang to have a bowl of this spicy noodles with a strong fishy aroma (which may somehow smell bad to certain people). Nevertheless, Penang has the best to offer to those laksa fans and even those who do not really enjoy it. It will change your life!

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    Pasar Air Hitam Laksa

    Rumour has it that yonks ago, this place was set up by a “master” who just simply enjoyed preparing a bowl of warm laksa for his customers. Today, this same master serves the most authentic, raw and epic laksa in Penang which has been featured locally and internationally. Bold, daring, sweet and spicy, his laksa has a Midas touch to turn your craving into satisfaction! Just hop over to the old market and watch him prepare a bowl of laksa for his customers. You’ll be so impressed! 


    Tips

    Try searching for a parking space few hundred meters before reaching.

    Things to expect

    Limited parking space, limited seating.

    Best with

    Fresh sugarcane juice, loh bak

    Price

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    Penang Laksa at JelutongPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Have a little sneak peek at this cute little stall located at Jelutong. Well, it does not have a whole entire building by itself that serves laksa but it sure has what it takes to be the best! Operated by a couple around their mid-40s, this laksa “van stall” serves real authentic Hokkien laksa. Apparently what they serve to their customers has a really strong aroma which will make you come back the next day for an extra dose! 
    Tips

    Take away your food.

    Things to expect

    A truck stall, limited seating.

    Best with

    Poh Piah, Kwan Jiang

    Price

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    Penang Laksa at Jelutong View restaurant

    85-93, Lorong Ipoh, Taman Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11600, Pulau Pinang, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    03:00PM—06:00PM
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    Taman Emas Coffee Shop

    Ai laksa bo?” (would you like a bowl of laksa?), asks a friendly looking lady with her hair tied into a bun. You can never say no to her sweet smile. Apparently, her laksa tastes as sweet too. Accompanied with a mixture of fish, chilli, pineapples, prawn paste and onions, this place serves their customers with a bowl of classic looking laksa. Its flavour is quite palpable with a cheeky little taste of spiciness and raw vegetables – perfect for people who love a more balanced flavour. 

    Tips

    Located opposite Penang Chinese Girls' High School.

    Things to expect

    Limited parking space.

    Best with

    Char Koay Teow, fried spring rolls

    Price

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    Taman Emas Kopitiam View restaurant

    Jalan Gottlieb, 10350, Georgetown, Penang
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    Low Eng Hoo Coffee Shop

    Love fish? Try Low Eng Hoo Coffee Shop’s laksa! Served with chunks of ikan kembung (mackerel), freshly sliced onions, pineapple and red hot chilli, the laksa here has a perfect blend between sweet, sour and spicy. Topped with a spoonful of prawn paste which is an all-time favourite for locals, their laksa is for those who enjoy a well-balanced taste. 


    Tips

    Try searching for a parking spot before arriving.

    Things to expect

    Variety of local food.

    Best with

    Char Koay Teow

    Price

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    Low Eng Hoo Coffee Shop View restaurant

    84 Lorong Selamat, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    01:00PM—06:00PM
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    Sin Hwa Coffee Shop Asam LaksaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If you happen to google Sin Hwa Coffee Shop, you will find that their laksa has been the talk of the town. The chef, known as “Max”, differentiates his laksa by adding huge chunks of mackerel and freshly cut leafy lettuce in the laksa bowl. Serving two types of laksa – Asam Laksa and Laksa Lemak, this place is a must-try because its juicy fish and rich gravy have what it takes to reflect the culture and spices of Penang. 


    Tips

    Try their different types of laksa.

    Things to expect

    Fast and friendly service.

    Best with

    Asam Laksa and Laksa Lemak

    Price

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    Kedai Kopi Sin Hwa View restaurant

    329, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang, Malaysia, 10350, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:30AM—04:30PM
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    Penang Road Famous LaksaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Flavour? Checked. Location? Checked. Price? Checked. The laksa here is specially made and has a more subtle and “toned-down” taste profile compared to all other stalls around the island. If you prefer a more well-balanced flavour and not so much of spiciness and a fishy smell, then this place is for you! Its gravy creates a perfect balance, soothing to the tongue and throat without causing you to choke on any chilli flake. Not only that, quench your thirst with their must-try rojak. You won’t regret it! We promise.


    Tips

    Try both the cendol stalls nearby.

    Things to expect

    Limited parking space.

    Best with

    Rojak, Cendol

    Price

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    Joo Hooi Café View restaurant

    475, Jalan Penang, 10000, George Town, Penang
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    Closed Now
    Every day
    11:30AM—05:30PM
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    Zarie Famous Laksa House

    The locals at Batu Feringgi also have their own laksa spot to boast about, Zarie Laksa House. As per the name of the restaurant, they do take their laksa seriously. First of all, it’s aesthetically served in a claypot with lid. Upon removing the lid, a nice gush of aroma greets your nostrils at once, while the colours are pretty engaging too. Most importantly, they score in terms of flavours with a nice fishy-flavoured broth, silky noodles, prawns, squids and a haystack of chopped pineapples, julienned cucumber and onions on top. Do ask for additional chopped chillies for a dose of heat. 

    Tips

    Nearby Petronas Batu Feringgi

    Things to expect

    Simple and laid-back ambience

    Best with

    Milo Ice

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

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    Zarie Famous Laksa House View restaurant

    9, Jalan Sungai Emas, Kawasan Perumahan Sungai Emas, 11100 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11100, Georgetown, Penang
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    0165001214

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    Every day
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Kim's LaksaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Located around the busy junctions of Balik Pulau, Kim’s Laksa is always packed with customers all around the island. What makes this place special is their rich, pungent and aromatic taste of the laksa gravy which one can actually smell from even a few hundred meters away! Who can resist that? The noodles are soft and tender, which adds to the enjoyable taste of the broth. The next time you’re around this area having your durians, be sure to drop by this place. You know where to find it now. 
    Tips

    Try their nutmeg juice with sour plum!

    Things to expect

    Limited parking space.

    Best with

    Asam Laksa, Siam Laksa (Laksa Lemak) and Mix Laksa

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM5.00

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    Kim’s Laksa View restaurant

    67, Nan Guang Coffee Shop, Jalan Balik Pulau, 11000, Balik Pulau, Penang
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    0124286235

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    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—05:00PM
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