Because of its diverse people, Malaysia is one of the few countries that serves authentic traditional food. Laksa, a rice noodle dish which perfectly illustrates the multi-cultural society that we live in, as it comes in different variants depending on the regions and people. The most popular ones that Malaysians always have are the Curry Laksa, which comes in a coconut-milk curry broth, and Assam Laksa, that is served in a sour and spicy fish broth. With so many available versions of Laksa, we have compiled a list of Laksa KL eateries has in store for you that you should not miss out on!
1. Taman Connaught Night Market
As you venture into the 2 km strip of street food in Taman Connaught, you will definitely notice a stall with a huge crowd gathered around to have a taste of a bowl of authentic Penang Laksa. It is one of the best Laksa KL has. The stall serves Assam Laksa, which comes with thick sour and spicy soup, and in generous portions of boneless fish chunks. Be sure to give it a try as they are, honestly, sinfully addictive!
Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Wednesday Night
2. Restaurant OK
Restaurant OK serves some of the best hawker food in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. One of the reasons customers keep coming back is because of their Curry Laksa. A lady who sells mainly the signature laksa dish and Penang Char Kuey Teow is the one who makes the best laksa here. You should give both dishes a try as they are not only authentic but delicious! This is why we ranked it the second among other Laksa Kl eateries.
Address: 175, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6:30 am – 11:30 pm (Closed on Mondays)
3. Limapulo: Baba Can Cook
The founder of this eatery – Uncle John, has been serving his Curry Laksa with Nyonya recipe which is now, passed down from many generations from his Nyonya ancestors of Malacca. The well-respected 73-year-old Baba reckons that it is his responsibility to ensure that the legacy of authentic Nyonya Cuisine will be continued. Thus, if you want authentic Nyonya Laksa, make sure you give this place a try! Why would you want to miss out the best Laksa KL has for you? You won’t be disappointed by the dishes they serve as they are made with passion for continuing a glorious legacy.
Address: 50, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11:30 am – 3 pm, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Closed on Sundays)
4. Hawker Stall at Madras Lane
Madras Lane is located at Petaling Street, which is a tourist spot known to many. One of the popular food that people would go for in the area is the Curry Laksa. The laksa stall is run by a lady who makes Curry Laksa and Assam Laksa. She has been in the business for more than 50 years. Once you’re there to witness the laksa-craving crowd gathered around the stall, you know you won’t be disappointed.
Address: 2, Jalan 2, Kampung Cheras Baru, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 8 am – 2 pm (Daily)
5. D-Lite Asam Laksa
Known for its, obviously, Assam Laksa, this eatery serves an aromatic and alluring Assam Laksa that will capture your heart even just by the smell of it. This place is almost always packed during lunch as it is famous among the locals. As we know, the locals know where to get the best food! Most times, people would have to wait up to 30 minutes for a bowl of fresh Assam Laksa. So, if you want to beat the crowd, be sure to get here early!
Address: 175, Jalan Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As Decanter is known for their equally good accomplishment of both Western and local cuisine, it is without a doubt that they serve one of the best Assam Laksa. The broth of the laksa is not only thick but is presented with plenty of hearty Assam Laksa elements. The soup is thicker compared to other laksa dishes because finely shredded mackerel fish is added into it, giving the dish a more refined feel.
Address: 67, Jalan Setia Bakti, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 10:30 pm
7. Charlie’s Café
Charlie’s Café serves authentic Sarawak Laksa that is rather uncommon in West Malaysia. The noodles are not fully cooked to retain its texture while the broth is rich and flavourful, and is made with ingredients that are specially imported from the homeland, Sarawak. The bowl of Sarawak Laksa is served with shrimps, soft bean curd, beansprout, fish balls, lime, and sambal belacan sauce. So, if you want to give this laksa a try, go there earlier in the day before it gets sold out!
Address: 29, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday, Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12 pm – 3:30 pm, 6 pm – 9:30 pm; Friday 12 pm – 9 pm (Closed on Sundays)
8. Restauran Yu Ai
This eatery serves Curry Laksa that comes with a variety of seafood which includes mussels, prawns and squid, the best laksa for seafood lovers! Another unique factor of the shop is that they cook the laksa right on the spot on the row of stoves near the front of the shop, so you can see them cooking your bowl of laksa. Other than laksa, they also serve Tom Yam seafood noodle and transparent seafood noodle, but Curry Laksa remains to be the best selling!
Address: No.58, Jalan SS 2/10, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 11 am – 5 pm (Closed on Sunday)
9. D’ Laksa
D’ Laksa is a food chain laksa eatery that is located in a few shopping malls in Malaysia. From far, you would be able to smell the strong sweet and savoury tamarind flavour from the broth, opening your appetite to chow down the Assam Laksa. Fret not, the broth of the laksa is cooked daily and is poured into takeaways bowls upon order, perfect if you’re on a hurry! You can also add more shrimp paste into the broth for extra sweetness.
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10. Madam Kwan’s
Who doesn’t know Madam Kwan’s? Known as the best restaurant in the whole of Malaysia serving Malaysian cuisines, Madam Kwan’s serves one of the most delicious authentic Assam Laksa. If you’re afraid of the unstandardized quality of laksa dishes elsewhere, you can always trust Madam Kwan’s to serve you high-quality laksa.
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Now you know where to get some of the best laksa KL! However, if you find it a hassle to go for food-hunting in the bustling city, don’t forget you can trust foodpanda to deliver your meals to your doorstep!