Be prepared for the limited parking spaces and hot weather as this place is usually packed with both the local penangites and tourists.
Air Itam Asam Laksa
Once you’ve found available seat, you can then place your orders.
Don’t worry about the wait time as they usually serve fast soon as you found your seatings.
You will likely dig through the generous amount of vege and mashed mackerel fish on your first dip into the bowl.
Mix it well with the shrimp paste before you start slurping away the springy rice noodles.
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Air Itam Assam Laksa
Operating Hours: Opens daily 10:30am - 7pm, close on Wednesday
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Asam Laksa is a spicy sour, fish and tamarind based soup.
Usually mackerel is used to prepare the fish broth; while there are also places which prepares them with a mix of mackerels and sardine.
After a couple hours of boiling, the fish meats disintegrates (and broken into small chunks) which will then become part of the final broth.
This dish is served with generous amount of finely sliced cucumbers, onions, red chilis, pineapples, lettuce, mint leaves, ginger flower, and thick rice noodles.
A spoonful of thick and sweet shrimp paste (hae ko) is added to further enhance the taste.
Penang Asam Laksa is ranked #7 of the World’s 50 Best Foods by CNN Travels.
Heads up! When it comes to food and experience, opinions varies from person to person. So please take ours with a pinch of salt.
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