Love Penang Assam Laksa topped with the pungent hae kor (prawn paste)? I am sure many Penangites and tourist alike love this Penang classic dish for its tangy and sourish taste. My crave for Assam Laksa would have me going all the way out to the Air Itam Market and at times visiting the stall in Gottlieb Road and Johor Road.
Lately I came across a stall in Perak Road serving this delicacy. This is a slightly different version of laksa. It comes with add-on ingredient and a whole big piece of deboned fish which you can bite into. The slightly sweet brown and tangy sourish fish based soup is not too thick and neither too light.
This bowl of Assam Laksa with Lai Fen (noodle) is generously garnished with cucumber, pineapple, red chilies, lettuce, onions and pieces of fish. Hot and piquant fish soup would be added on followed by mint leaves, shredded bunga kantan (ginger flower bud) and hae kor (prawn paste).
You can have the laksa on its own or with the unique add-on large round fish balls which is a popular item among the customers. A basic bowl of Assam Laksa cost RM2.40 with every additional fish ball at RM0.30 per ball.
Large round fish balls in the pot of hot and piquant fish soup
If you are a big fan of Assam Laksa and like to discover the pleasure of having it with fish ball, then check out this stall at Khean Hooi Restaurant (coffee shop style). Who knows, this laksa could be the dish for you. I personally enjoyed the tempting bowl of Assam Laksa but not used to having the add-on fish ball!
The corner coffee shop is located on Perak Road with its frontage facing Sum San Primary School and its side on Perak Lane. Click here for the Map Location.
Penang Assam Laksa
Khean Hooi Restaurant
Business Hour : late noon till 5pm
GPS Coordinates : N5 2412.5 E100 1857.1