Asam Laksa (Spicy and Sour Fish Noodles)

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guides / October 23, 2016
Asam Laksa (Spicy and Sour Fish Noodles) Image credit: Alpha/Flickr

CNN ranked this Malay dish #26 of the world’s 50 most delicious foods in 2011. A lot of restaurants ladle out this dish to customers who don’t mind the trickling sweat and tears they get from a fiery hot bowl of this noodle dish.

Some slippery vermicelli noodles cooked in a tangy and spicy tamarind broth is combined with sweet mackerel flakes, fresh mint, and coriander or pineapple bits for one mouth-watering explosive dish.

Pair a bowl of asam laksa with cold fruit juices to refresh your taste buds. This will help you accommodate more bowls of the flaming laksa.

Here are the best places to get asam laksa in KL.

  • LAKSA STALLS @ MADRAS LANE
    For having the best bowls of both asam laksa and curry laksa
    What to order: Asam laksa, Curry laksa, Chicken curry, Pork ball soup
    Price range: RM5 to RM9 ($1.19 to $2.16)
    When: Daily 08:30 onwards
    Where: Lorong Bandar 20, Off Petaling Street, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
  • LITTLE PENANG CAFE AT KLCC
    For generous portions of the famous asam laksa that’s been enjoyed for so many years
    What to order: Asam laksa, Char kuey teow, Fish ball noodles, Ice kacang
    Price range: RM9 to RM15 ($2.16 to $3.59)
    When: 10:00 - 22:00 daily
    Where: Lot 409-411, 4th floor, Suria KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • KEDAI MAKANAN AH LOY
    For slurp-worthy noodle dishes
    What to order: Asam laksa, Pork spareribs curry mee, Noodle dishes, Yong tau foo
    Price range: RM7 to RM10 ($1.68 to $2.40)
    When: 11:00 - 23:00 Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays
    Where: 11 and 13 Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3, Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur
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