Best Penang Assam Laksa in Singapore: Another Visit

Somehow my post about Penang Assam Laksa garnered a lot of hits. It’s strange sometimes which posts turn out to be popular. Usually the least expected ones. Makes me happy though.

Went back for another visit because when I mentioned this to B, he started craving for the assam laksa all over again. No wonder, because it’s been more than a year since our last visit. Good for me because it meant I can take more pictures this time. B’s assessment was that the laksa was even tastier this time around. He felt they had improved. For me I couldn’t quite recall the last time to make a comparison and I am not as discerning. He has the superior taste buds, since he’s able to cook, so I usually use his opinions.

Assam Laksa is an acquired taste. Some of my aunts don’t like it because they think it’s too fishy. They use sardine, but I like it and comfort myself that it’s half the calories of the regular coconut rich laksa.

On this visit he ordered another item even though I told him it would be way too much. But in the end I’m glad he did. The fried bee hoon was really yummy too. But I would say if you only have room for one thing let it be the signature item – the laksa. I think the owners are Malaysian and they are very polite. How wonderfully refreshing, as we have had rude abrupt service at popular coffeeshops in Geylang.

Optical illusion here. The bowls are not the same size. The one in front of me is the smaller one that cost S$4 I think. The larger one is S$5.

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4 Responses to Best Penang Assam Laksa in Singapore: Another Visit

  1. Lady J says:

    You’re right to say that Assam Laksa is an acquired taste. Never did like it the first time I had it but after having it 2 to 3 times, I actually do like it. Reading your post made me want to go out and get a bowl right now… hehe

    • bookjunkie says:

      Yeah I guess people who don’t like sardine or fish won’t like this at all. It felt like a relatively healthy meal 😉 compared to what I normally get at Geylang which is fried hokkien mee! 😉

  2. Stories says:

    Penang Laksa makes me sick. The taste almost drove me mad once.

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