For many years, the Penang assam laksa is one hawker dish that you either love or hate from the first sip of its sourish, spicy broth. This is originally a Nyonya (Straits Chinese) dish but today it is so well-known, it is essentially one of the top Penang must-eat dish that can be enjoyed in at least 15 different places, whether they be the hawker stalls, full fledged restaurants, or food trucks that fill the state with great food. One food truck noted for this delicacy is located at Lorong Ipoh, a residential area in Jelutong behind the Jelutong Post Office. This food truck is usually bustling with activity in the middle or latter part of the afternoon, with tables that are set up along the pavement where locals tuck in to have a quick bowl of laksa.
As far as the bowl of laksa served here is concerned, it has all the makings of a great bowl of laksa. It consists of the torch ginger, shredded lettuce, mint leaves, cucumber, sweet shrimp paste, the ever so important spicy and rich fish broth, pineapple pieces, mackerel chunks, onions, and of course, the laksa noodles. A few people have noted this particular bowl of laksa for being a little a spicier than most, which is great for those who like a bit more of a kick in their bowl of laksa.
If you’re looking for other things to accompany your bowl of laksa, you’ll be in luck as there are spring rolls and vegetable bean curd rolls that are available nearby, which can be dipped into the laksa broth for a more pleasurable mouthful. So if you want a great start when it comes to the Penang laksa experience, this stall is just right for the job.