Monday, February 28, 2011

Laksa @ Ayer Itam Market, Penang

Henry Tan | 9:29 PM | | |
In other states, people might call it asam laksa.
But in Penang, we just simply call it laksa!
Remember, it is not curry mee or whatsoever!

"Laksa is a sour fish-based soup."

The tamarind (asam) makes the laksa sour and "Heh Koh" (prawn paste) to make it sweet.
Usually the ingredients include shredded cucumber, raw onion, torch ginger, red chilies or even pineapple.
The fish-based soup usually uses mackerel (ikan kembung).
Either shredded or whole slice of fish, or even both!

Heh Kok, black in color

 Best combo with sugar cane!

If you are allergic to prawn, remember not to put Heh Koh.
But it would be less nicer! =p
Personally, I won't mind itchy for a few days for good food! =D
But, a lot of people that you have to sit at opposite of the road.

Taste: 8/10 (My friend said very nice! she very choosy de! haha)
Price: 7/10 (RM3 per bowl, definitely ok!)
Environment: 6/10 (at the roadside market!)
Service: 7/10 (fast even there are a lot of people!)

Assam Laksa Air Itam Market
Pasar Road (Beside the Air Itam Market)
Near to Kek Lok Si Temple
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  1. not as nice as old days...... This happen a lot to penang food. sad.

  2. haha. yup. things always like that, famous den quality drop!


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